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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17Mar

Get Rid of Motor Oil Stains

There are many different things you can do to get rid of oil stains from these various surfaces. Below we outline some ideas to safely remove oil staines from concrete, carpet, and clothing; Three of the main places you find unwanted oil on a regular basis.

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10Mar

What is Wheel Re-Torquing?

By Parkside Motors / March 10, 2020 / Articles, News / No Comments

After a tire change or wheel rotation, it is common for the technician to recommend a "re-torquing". Here's what that is, and why it's a good idea.

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3Mar

Are Super-Bright Headlights Illegal?

Have you ever been blinded by an oncoming vehicle and questioned the legality of super-bright headlights? If so, this article is for you.

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4Feb

Never Get Stuck Again

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

If you got stuck this winter and want to make sure it never happens again, or plan on doing some off-roading this summer, the best defence you have against getting stuck is to always be prepared. That means keeping a certain amount of gear in your car, truck, or 4x4 that will help in these situations.

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21Jan

Is Your Old Car Rattling?

By Parkside Motors / January 21, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

It’s hard to think of something more annoying than the unidentified rattle inside your vehicle. Here we walk you through the steps of how to identify the culprit and how to shut it up for good.

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10Dec

Winter Hack: Natural Windshield Defroster

By Parkside Motors / December 10, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Winter is here, and unfortunately the hot cocoa and snow days are often accompanied by cold cars with frozen windows. No one wants to begin their day by chipping away the ice that’s formed on their windshields, so here are a few tips on how to outsmart Jack Frost.

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3Dec

How To: Winterizing Your Car

By Parkside Motors / December 3, 2019 / Articles / No Comments

Here is a quick checklist of things you should do to get ready for winter driving. Some of them only take a few minutes and many can be done for you if you are just too busy to take care of them yourself.

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26Nov

Types of Wiper Blades

By Parkside Motors / November 26, 2019 / Need To Know / No Comments

A vital part in cockpit visibility is your wiper blades. Click here to read about the different types, what they are good for, how to pick the right blades, and how to replace them.

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12Nov

Winter Battery Tests

By Parkside Motors / November 12, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Winter is nearly here, and cold weather means reduced battery power and increased drain. Here is how we test it, and also how we fix it.

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8Oct

Why You Blew a Gasket

By Parkside Motors / October 8, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

A blown head gasket in your engine is when the gasket that seals the cylinder head of the engine to the engine block breaks. For the DIY mechanic, you can make this repair yourself, but first you’ll need to know the root cause. Easier said than done, because there are a number of causes for a blown head gasket.

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17Sep

Removing Oil Spills from your Driveway

By Parkside Motors / September 17, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Ever see a rainbow coloured stain on your driveway when you pull your car away? This is oil, and it needs to be cleaned up before it contaminates the water supply. Here is how to do it in a timely fashion.

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10Sep

Essential Gadgets for Your Auto Toolkit

By Parkside Motors / September 10, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

If you’re a DIY car owner, you probably already have a couple of basic tools. This guide outlines 11 essential fix-it items you should have to assist in an emergency or tackle minor repairs on your own. Some of these are no brainers, and some you wouldn’t think of before it is too late!

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3Sep

Why Won’t My Key Turn?

This is an interesting question, and very common as well. Your vehicle is built so that the steering wheel cannot turn without the key in the ignition. This increases safety and protects you from theft.

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20Aug

Light Flicker Explained

By Parkside Motors / August 20, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Headlight flicker can happen from time to time for a variety of reasons and it can leave the owner frustrated and confused. Here are three causes, and three solutions to get you sorted out.

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