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519 Ellice Street
Victoria, BC
V8T 2G8

(250) 382-1113 Mon-Fri 8am - 5PM

How Do Run-Flats Work?

Run-flat tires are getting very popular, especially in the summer. That said, they aren't for everybody. Here's what you need to know about run-flats

Go Green With Auto Maintenance

Keeping your vehicle operating efficiently and keeping it on the road for as long as possible is actually one of the greenest things you can do.

What is “Blowing a Gasket”?

You've undoubtedly heard the phrase "blowing a gasket", but what does it actually mean? This article is a good primer on the world of gaskets; check it out!

Tow to the Shop, or Drive?

After an accident (or an unexplained mechanical issue), it can be hard to decide whether you need to be towed to the shop, or if you're okay to drive.

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning

Spring has arrived in Victoria! Here is a checklist - with tips - about how to get your car ready for spring and summer. Take a look, your car will thank you.

How to Remove a Stuck and Broken Key

A broken key stuck in your ignition is one of the most frustrating things that can happen to any motorist. Here are a few tricks you can try to un-stick that key.

Are Windshield Chips Unsafe?

In a crash, your windshield is an absolutely critical component of your safety and the safety of your passengers. Here's how to check your windshield.

Is It Time For Summer Tires?

Just because the snow is gone doesn't mean it's time for summer tires. Here is what you need to know about making the switch back to sticky summer rubber.

Budgeting for Car Repairs

The most accurate predictor of general car maintenance costs is by looking at what you've spent in the past. Here is how we help our customers budget.

Fixing a Rogue Car Alarm

Does your car alarm have a mind of its own? Here are a few solutions that can help you get it under control. Try these out, and then book an appointment at Parkside.

How To Get Your Driving Record

Your driving record (aka "driving abstract") is required as an official record of your driving history. Here, we explain what it is and how to get yours.

Car Seat Installation 101

Vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death and grievous injury for young children. A properly-installed car seat is the best way to keep your child safe.
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