29Sep

Car Alarms Part 3: Why Your Key Triggers Your Alarm

Every now and then, someone gets in touch with us because their key seems to be triggering their car's alarm system. Your key is supposed to disable the alarm, so what exactly is going on here?

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15Sep

Car Alarms Part 1: False Alarms

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

Not much is more frustrating than a randomly triggered car alarm. Here are four reasons why your alarm may be going off for no apparent reason.

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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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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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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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7Jul

Power Steering Issues

Power steering is a component of your vehicle that most drivers don’t appreciate until it stops working. Here we look at what causes power steering problems, and how you can fix them.

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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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16Jun

COVID-19 Update

By Parkside Motors / June 16, 2020 / News / No Comments

At Parkside Motors, the safety of our customers in the Victoria area has always been a top priority. Facing the current crisis our commitment to that goal will not change.

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16Jun

Should I Buy Generic Tires?

When shopping for new tires, you have the option to purchase "OE" tires or you can search for a new brand and model. Which is the best option? Find out here.

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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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26May

Do You Need a Radiator Flush?

No matter what kind of vehicle you own, it will benefit from having your cooling system inspected annually. As the heart of the cooling system, radiators keep your engine from overheating and engine block from warping, cracking, or seizing with heat.

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19May

What to Expect from Oil Additives

Oil additives are touted as a way to reduce your fuel consumption and combat increasing gasoline prices. We’d like to separate the truths from the wild claims that additive manufacturers make in their efforts to move their product off the store shelves and into your oil tank.

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