6Apr

What Are Run Flats?

By Parkside Motors / April 6, 2021 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Run flat tires are becoming increasingly popular. Here's what you need to know about this trendy technology.

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23Mar

The Full Spring Cleaning

Even though this year's winter was relatively mild in Victoria, BC, you still need to take care of a few things to make sure your vehicle is fully recovered. Here are the details on spring cleaning.

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16Mar

Take Care of Your Car, and the Climate

Properly maintaining your vehicle could be one of the greenest things you do! Read about how auto maintenance keeps your vehicle running more efficiently.

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9Mar

Stay Safe, Share the Road

By Parkside Motors / March 9, 2021 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

As spring begins, more and more cyclists will take to the road. Victoria has an incredible bike lane infrastructure, but there are still times where cyclists and drivers are side-by-side. Here's what to do.

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23Feb

Protect Your Vehicle During Pothole Season

By Parkside Motors / February 23, 2021 / Articles / No Comments

Along with chirping birds and cherry blossoms, potholes are a harbinger of the spring season. Here are some tips to help you keep your vehicle safe during this year's "pothole season".

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16Feb

What is that Puddle?

By Parkside Motors / February 16, 2021 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

What do you see? How does it feel? What does it smell like? We help you use your senses to save you maintenance costs and keep your vehicle safe for you and your family.

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9Feb

Is Your Windshield Unsafe?

By Parkside Motors / February 9, 2021 / Articles, Services / No Comments

Your windshield is a critical component of your safety. Here is all you need to know about windshield safety, maintenance, and repair.

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2Feb

Did You Blow a Gasket?

By Parkside Motors / February 2, 2021 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

A "blown head gasket" is a phrase that strikes fear into the hearts of auto enthusiasts and novice motorists alike. This is one repair that you REALLY don't want to delay. Check out this article.

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26Jan

5 Tips to Boost Fuel Economy

By Parkside Motors / January 26, 2021 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

These 5 tips will help you spend less time at the pump. We wish saving money was always this easy!

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19Jan

Should I Warm-Up My Car Before Driving?

Imagine being left out in the cold all night and then asked to run a marathon - doesn't sound too good! What's the best way to treat your vehicle on a cold morning?

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12Jan

When Should I Use the Parking Brake?

By Parkside Motors / January 12, 2021 / From The Mailbag, Tips / No Comments

In this client Q&A we settle a civil disagreement about the use of the parking break in automatic transmission vehicles. It is nice to see things settled, once and for all.

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15Dec

How to Correctly Install Your Car Seat

By Parkside Motors / December 15, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

The leading cause of death and injury for young children is motor vehicle accidents. A properly installed car seat can lower the risk of injury by 80% and reduce the risk of death by 28%, when compared to a seatbelt alone.

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8Dec

What is a Backfire?

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

Most people who own vehicles are familiar enough with the term "backfire" that they know it shouldn't happen, but don't know much beyond that. Here's what we mean by a "backfire", and what you can do about it.

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1Dec

Do You Need to Replace Your Water Pump?

By Parkside Motors / December 1, 2020 / Articles / No Comments

If the water pump fails, your engine will not receive adequate circulation of vital coolant, and may overheat. If your engine gets hot enough, there could be disastrous consequences. That is why getting a faulty water pump replaced is an important service.

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24Nov

Is It Worth Getting a Tow?

By Parkside Motors / November 24, 2020 / 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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17Nov

Removing a Broken Key from Your Ignition

By Parkside Motors / November 17, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Breaking your key off in the ignition is easily one of the most frustrating things that can happen to a driver, leaving you feeling helpless and stuck. Here are some tips to get it sorted quickly and easily.

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