Autos: Ownership

There’s more to your car’s brakes than you might think

Thursday  19:07,   11 january 2018

Brakes need to be kept in tip-top shape, so here's what you need to doVideo: How to Use a Fire Extinguisher Before You Need It (provided by Consumer Reports)Click to expand Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"],[...]

Why Won’t My Ride Get Warm?

Wednesday  17:37,   10 january 2018

Does your trusty ride seem to be taking, like, forever to heat up on cold days? Is it harder than usual to de-fog the windshield? Are you shivering aggressively through ever-greater portions of your wintertime commute? Pretty sure your ride just[...]

How to Remove a Rusted Bolt in 4 Steps

Wednesday  17:15,   10 january 2018
Reader's Digest.CA

There are many ways to remove a rusted bolt. For this guide, we focus on one in particular -- Freeze-Off from CRC . Unlike other penetrating oils, Freeze-Off uses hyper-cold to shock the offending part, breaking the rust bond, and allowing the bolt[...]

This Simple Animation Answers Everything About How A Clutch Works

Tuesday  20:52,   09 january 2018

Many of us have a basic idea of what our car’s clutch does, but still find all the teeth and springs confusing when we actually look at one out of the car. Fortunately, Learn Engineering on YouTube put together this simple animation that may be the[...]

Your Corner Wrench: Keeping your view clear this winter

Thursday  20:34,   04 january 2018

While we all enjoy some bright sunshine on a cold and blustery winter’s day, the low-angle attitude of our celestial life-giver can cause temporary motoring blindness, leaving us painfully squinting to try to make out objects in our[...]

How can we stop impaired, distracted drivers once and for all?

Thursday  20:21,   04 january 2018

Perhaps the best way to fight impairment and curtail distractions is through a completely zero-tolerance policyEasy: Zero tolerance for booze and drugs, automatic surrender of any handheld device if you’re involved in a collision, and manufacturers[...]

Tested: Can Engine Oil Really Last 20,000 Miles?

Thursday  17:16,   04 january 2018
Road & Track

The newest synthetic motor oils claim you can go one year or 20,000 miles between oil changes. Here's how oil companies make, and test, these new lubricants.Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to show us how oil companies design and[...]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Car's Heater

Wednesday  16:54,   03 january 2018
Consumer Reports

<p>One surprising tip: Run the A/C. Here's why.</p>Winter is here, so it’s time to understand how to maximize your car’s heater to keep you and your passengers comfortable and[...]

Six Strangest Transport Canada Recalls of 2017

Wednesday  16:53,   03 january 2018

In 2017, Transport Canada issued more than 1,400 recalls. Added up, they covered more than a million automotive products and vehicles. Some of them were serious safety issues. But some of them were a little more strange.&nbsp;In 2017, Transport[...]

DIY Dent Removal: Save Big $$$ On Your Paintjob!

Tuesday  22:32,   02 january 2018

It's a well-known fact that a high-quality paintjob is expensive. Bodyshops invest a lot in their facilities, their tools, and their staff, and we're just talking about normal collision repair. Add the special needs for restoring vintage cars,[...]

The one drawback to LED lights on your car

Tuesday  22:32,   02 january 2018

They consume far less power and are easier to package, but they also need more attention in one areaVideo: Holiday concrete truck that will brighten up your night (provided by[...]

How to Survive Holiday Parking Chaos

Friday  18:45,   29 december 2017

As much as we’re supposed to love the holidays – the food, the gifts, the family, the friends – we all know that like any true love, there are caveats.&nbsp;That being said, there are some simple things we can avoid doing that would make all of[...]

This Is the Safest Seat in Your Car

Friday  18:22,   22 december 2017
Best Life

Researchers have repeatedly found that the safest seat in any car in actually the one you probably want to sit in the very least.While it’s usually the most dreaded seat in the vehicle, researchers have repeatedly found that the middle seat in the[...]

Fill ’er up for safer winter driving

Friday  18:21,   22 december 2017

Instead of adding sandbags for added weight and traction in winter, a full tank of fuel does the same but is saferThat said, having the necessary weight in the rear of almost any vehicle can help lessen the risk of spin-outs and generally improve[...]

Your Corner Wrench: The tools that will take care of you

Thursday  19:51,   21 december 2017

Think about repairing or even replacing those tools that come with your car for emergenciesIf all drivers used their autos’ wheel wrench/jack set even once, this little feature would likely soar to the top of the most-hated vehicle component list in [...]