2Mar

Is DIY Auto Repair a Good Idea?

Here at Parkside, we respect the DIY spirit and like to see people taking their auto maintenance seriously. However, the trick to successful DIY auto repairs is knowing when a job is a good candidate for you to do at home, and when it's time to call the pros.

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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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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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10Nov

Is My Windshield Beyond Repair?

By Parkside Motors / November 10, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Knowing whether your windshield can be repaired, or if you need a full replacement can be tricky. Repairing your windshield can save you money, but at a certain point, a replacement is necessary. Learn some simple rules of thumb to help you decide what needs to be done.

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3Nov

Your Guide to Tire Selection

By Parkside Motors / November 3, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

The first step to getting the perfect set of tires for your vehicle is understanding the different types. Check out this article in which we break down what you need to know about the most popular tires on the market.

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27Oct

A Complete Guide to Windshield Wipers

By Parkside Motors / October 27, 2020 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Fall and winter bring with it rain, slush, frost, and snow that will settle on our windshields and wreak havoc on our visibility. Make sure your wipers are ready.

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20Oct

How to Love Your Car

By Parkside Motors / October 20, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Whether you are a novice driver with your first vehicle, or a motoring veteran with 30 years of experience, it is important to stay up to date on proper vehicle maintenance. Here are 5 habits that will help you get the most out of your car.

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13Oct

How to Avoid Windshield Mould

By Parkside Motors / October 13, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

The climate of B.C. is a heaven for a variety of molds. Microscopic spores are all around us, both outside and inside our homes and cars. Here are some tips on how to prevent it from forming in the first place.

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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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