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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23Jan

Why do I need to have my wheel re-torqued?

By Parkside Motors / January 23, 2018 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Q: "Why did my mechanic tell me to come back a second time to have my wheels re-torqued after having my winter and summer tires switched? Why didn’t he just double check them in the first place?" Click for the answer.

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5Dec

Round-Up: Exhaust Smoke Colour Guide

By Parkside Motors / December 5, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

This month we wrote up the three main culprits of smoke clouds. If you are having exhaust issues, just find your smoke colour below and click through to read why it is happening and how to fix it.

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10Oct

Remove Oil Stains from Surfaces

By Parkside Motors / October 10, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

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 daily basis.

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5Sep

How to remove a broken key from your ignition

By Parkside Motors / September 5, 2017 / 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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1Aug

Don’t Blow a Gasket

The words “blown head gasket” sound like a fairly serious problem, and it is a costly one to repair, but actually detecting a faulty head gasket is usually straightforward - even for the layperson.

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25Jul

Maintenance To Try Yourself

Being inquisitive and being confident enough to try things out on your own vehicle is a sign of a true car lover and potential DIY mechanic. If you feel so inclined, here is a list of really simple maintenance procedures you can do on your own if you want to get your hards dirty and learn a bit about your vehicle.

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11Jul

Common Summer Car Problems

By Parkside Motors / July 11, 2017 / Articles, Tips / 4 Comments

Summer is heralded by sunshine, warmer weather and for many of us, the lure of the open road. Before you load up your favourite road-trip mix tapes, consider inspecting your vehicle for readiness.

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4Jul

Road Trip Checklist (Mechanic Not Needed)

Summertime is a great time for road-trips near and far. Whether you plan to travel a few kilometers or a cross country pilgrimage, you need to ensure your vehicle is road-trip worthy.

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27Jun

Road Trip Checklist (Mechanic Needed)

This is the first in a two part series on summer road trips. This article is going to deal with a road trip checklist for getting your car in mechanical shape to handle a long journey, so these will (for the most part) require a mechanic. Part two is coming next week, with simple ideas to DIY your road trip checklist.

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20Jun

How To Properly Wash Your Car

If you stay on top of maintaining the exterior of your vehicle, it won’t take much to keep the paint clean, shiny, and ready to drive with pride all summer long.

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13Jun

How to Avoid Distraction on the Road

On top of large fines, distracted driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents, which all too often result in loss of property and life. Here are some ways to remain safe on the road and minimize your distractions.

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28Mar

Need to Know: Removing Your Car From Storage

By Parkside Motors / March 28, 2017 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

This is a timely follow-up to our previous article "Storing Your Car for Winter." This step by step guide will get you and your summer ride back on the road in no time.

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2Mar

Spring Cleaning Checklist

By Parkside Motors / March 2, 2017 / 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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28Feb

Recovering From Winter

By Parkside Motors / February 28, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Winter takes it’s toll on every inch of your vehicle, so once you’re pretty sure winter salt, snow, temperatures are behind you, it’s time to get your vehicle ready for spring. Here are five simple things you can do yourself to bring your car back to a summer shine.

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14Feb

Need to Know: Fuel Economy Secrets

By Parkside Motors / February 14, 2017 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Here are 7 tips that will help you increase your fuel economy. We guarantee you have never heard any of these before.

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