22Sep

Car Alarms Part 2: Disengaging an Alarm

This week is a follow-up to last week's article about why you might be getting false alarms. Here's how to disengage an annoying alarm that is going off at inconvenient times.

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8Sep

Reasons for a Coolant Leak

By Parkside Motors / September 8, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

The cooling system in your car is vital to the proper functioning of the car’s engine and a malfunctioning or damaged coolant system may toy with your car's efficiency and effectiveness. Read on to learn more about coolant leaks.

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1Sep

The Best DIY Maintenance Tasks

By Parkside Motors / September 1, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / 1 Comment

If you want to get your hards dirty and learn a bit about your vehicle, here is a list of really simple maintenance procedures you can do on your own.

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18Aug

What are Struts, and Do I Need New Ones?

By Parkside Motors / August 18, 2020 / Articles / No Comments

The struts are a critical component of your vehicle’s suspension system. Struts keep your vehicle balanced and flat while driving, and more. Read on to become an expert on struts.

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11Aug

Tie Rods Gone Bad

By Parkside Motors / August 11, 2020 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Here are 4 signs of faulty tie rods. As a critical part of the steering linkage, it’s important to recognize the early signs of tie rods going bad.

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4Aug

Young Driver Safety

By Parkside Motors / August 4, 2020 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Most of us started as teens, and many of today’s teens have a difficult time getting behind the wheel. Our first drive can be overwhelming, but everyone can learn and become safe drivers. Click here for some tips.

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28Jul

The Wash Your Car Deserves

There are two big secrets to proper vehicle maintenance: Consistency and Process. Here are the steps you need to take to ensure the best car wash possible.

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21Jul

Road Trip Prep (No Mechanic Needed)

This summer, no one is likely going too far, but the opportunities for road trips within BC are amazing. Whether your plans are big or small, you need to ensure your vehicle is road-trip worthy.

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14Jul

Road Trip Prep (With Mechanic)

With so many people's summer plans disrupted, it seems that even more folks than usual are going to be hitting the road and staying local. Here's how to make sure your car is ready for the journeys.

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23Jun

Save Money With Vehicle Maintenance

Your manufacturer provides a recommended maintenance schedule for a good reason. Following this schedule will ensure that your vehicle operates smoothly and efficiently for years to come.

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9Jun

Fix These Issues Before Summer

By Parkside Motors / June 9, 2020 / Articles, Tips / 4 Comments

Before hitting the road on that summer get-away you've been dreaming of since December, make sure your vehicle is free from any of these common problems.

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2Jun

Your Guide to Inspections

By Parkside Motors / June 2, 2020 / Need To Know / No Comments

An important thing to consider when visiting your preferred service provider, or while you are looking for a new one, is how that particular shop conducts inspections. Read more to learn what you need to know about vehicle inspections.

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12May

How to Remove Your Car From Storage

By Parkside Motors / May 12, 2020 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

As B.C. starts to ease COVID-19 restrictions, many Islanders will be driving their cars for the first time in a while. Here's how to make sure everything works properly.

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14Apr

Do I Need to Use a Fuel Additive?

While many of us are vaguely aware of the potential benefits of fuel additives, it can be confusing to figure out whether or not they are appropriate for your car, and if so which ones to use. Read more to learn which, if any, fuel additives could improve your car's performance.

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7Apr

Spring Cleaning: Vehicle Edition

By Parkside Motors / April 7, 2020 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Winter is hard on your vehicle. Salt and slush attack its good looks, but these corrosive elements can also damage your vehicle’s paint, wheels, and even its suspension components. Your home benefits from a spring cleaning, and so does your vehicle.

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31Mar

Is April Too Early for Summer Tires?

There is a simple rule of thumb to take into consideration that helps you decide when you can safely change back to summer tires. Read all about it right here.

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