18Mar

Can My Car Tow a Boat?

By Parkside Motors / March 18, 2019 / From The Mailbag / No Comments

Q: We live in one of the best boating towns in the world and I am getting the itch to buy a boat for the family. BUT I have a car, not a truck. Do you think I can tow a boat with my car? What’s the rule of thumb?

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18Feb

Why Won’t My Car Start?

Most of the damage from an accident is pretty obvious. That being said, there are often small issues that can go unnoticed. If your car won’t start, check for the following problems.

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25Sep

Why Are My Tires So Loud? (PART 3)

By Parkside Motors / September 25, 2018 / Articles, From The Mailbag, Tips / No Comments

Here is part 3 of the three-part series “Why Are My Tires So Loud?” This article discusses the solutions to your tire noise. Learn what you can expect from your tires right here.

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11Sep

Why Are My Tires So Loud? (Part 1)

In this three-part blog series, we will explore the normal reasons for loud tires, the abnormal reasons, and the solutions to this annoying and potentially dangerous problem.

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3Jul

Should I Tow My Car or Drive It?

By Parkside Motors / July 3, 2018 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

After an accident, once everyone is safely accounted for and information is exchanged there is always an awkward decision: should I drive my car home, or have it towed? Click here to learn when to drive and when to tow.

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20Feb

Why Your Key Sets Off Your Alarm

Q: "My car alarm is being set off whenever I open my own car door with my own key. What the heck is going on?! It seems like my key should be the one thing that DOESN'T set off the alarm. Any insights for me?"

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6Feb

How Do I Disengage a Car Alarm?

A car alarm going off at an inconvenient or unexpected time can cause a bit of a panic. Here are three tips for how to get your car to quiet down when it’s making a scene.

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9Jan

Why is my car alarm going off?

By Parkside Motors / January 9, 2018 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Since your vehicle is one of the biggest investments you will ever make, keeping it secure is extremely important. Essentially 100% of cars today are equipped with an alarm of some sort, and they do a pretty good job of deterring curb-side break-ins. A car alarm that goes off unexpectedly, though, is frustrating, and quickly gets tiresome. Here are some possible causes for why your car alarm is going off, and how to fix them.

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3Jan

Q&A: Why Are My Winter Tires So Loud?

"I followed the instructions from the Government Canada website and got a set of winter tires for my car. I took a road trip over Christmas and I could not believe how loud my snow tires were compared to my regular tire. What gives? It made my car sound like airplane taking off!"

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4Oct

Why does my truck have two batteries?

By Parkside Motors / October 4, 2016 / From The Mailbag / 2 Comments

Why does your big truck have two batteries under the hood? A great question! We tackle it in this week's "From the Mailbag."

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27Sep

Q&A: Why Won’t My Sunroof Close?

By Parkside Motors / September 27, 2016 / From The Mailbag / 4 Comments

This week we answer an urgent question from a long time reader "My electric sunroof won't close, what can I do to fix it? The rainy season is coming and I have to sort this out ASAP!"

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13Sep

Q&A: Why can’t I get my car out of park?

By Parkside Motors / September 13, 2016 / From The Mailbag / No Comments

This week we answer a question from a frustrated client. Why won't my vehicle shift out of park?

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10Aug

Myth or Fact: I Should Coast In Neutral to Save Fuel

There is a ton of false information out there. Some of it is misguided, and some of it is just left over from when vehicles were made in a different way to completely different regulations. This week we decide if coasting in neutral to save fuel is a fact or myth.

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9Aug

Q&A: Why is My Automatic Always in Gear?

This week's question: ""Why is it that my automatic transmission vehicle is always in gear, even when I'm stopped? If I don't keep my foot on the brake, it automatically moves forward without me pressing on the gas. Why?"

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21Jun

Do Car Alarms Prevent Theft?

Do car alarms prevent theft? We ask ourselves this question every time we hear an alarm going off in the neighbourhood for hours on end. This week we look at the data to see what, if any, benefit comes from having a car alarm in the modern age.

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4May

Why does my car keep blowing fuses?

Is your vehicle blowing fuse after fuse? There might be a simple explanation. Let's explore the possible causes.

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