Autos: Ownership

How to Polish Your Car

Tuesday  16:31,   20 march 2018
Road & Track

Planning on giving your car a polish? Look no further.Polishing is an important step in the car-cleaning process, and it's something any diligent enthusiast should learn how to do. Larry Kosilla of AMMO NYC put together an incredibly detailed video[...]

Illustrated Guide to Your Car’s Heater

Thursday  17:37,   15 march 2018

When it’s cold and wintry, being warm is the best. But what actually happens in your vehicle when you turn on the heat? Why does it take a moment for the heat to arrive on a cold morning? What’s going on at the other end of the climate control[...]

Goof of the Month: Engine Problem or User Error?

Wednesday  17:25,   14 march 2018

This month, I had a chat with service advisor Lori Boerio about an interesting discussion I stumbled across in an owner’s forum, while researching one of hundreds of used vehicle reviews for This month, I had a chat with[...]

Need Collision Repairs? Read this first

Tuesday  17:52,   13 march 2018

In the past two decades, the automotive collision repair industry has seen many innovative changes in technology, education, communication, and the environment. However, three important issues are at play, which could affect the quality of[...]

Cold-Weather Testing – Making Cars that Survive Canadian Winters

Tuesday  17:26,   13 march 2018

Polar vortex. Weather bomb. Traditional winter. A brisk day. Call it what you like, but in parts of Canada, this winter has been a record-setter in terms of cold temperatures that have dragged on. And on. And on. Winter is hard on[...]

Car insurance looks to ditch pink slips, but it’s not as easy as it sounds

Thursday  18:46,   08 march 2018

Survey shows most Canadians want it on their phones, but there are still a few regulatory hurdles to jumpThey are if consumers have anything to say about it. Like rotary phones and letters in the mail, the inconvenient tiny documents are often[...]

Should you buy a dash cam?

Wednesday  17:55,   07 march 2018

At this point, a decent dash cam is relatively inexpensive, but what is a dash cam used for, and should you spend the money on one? To answer that question, let's examine the purpose of dash cams, and then dive into the considerations[...]

Everything You Could Possibly Want To Know About Engine Blocks

Thursday  21:05,   01 march 2018

<p>The best part? It’s only a guy talking about an engine block.</p>You know what I hate about YouTube videos? You go on to try and learn about something, and so many of them utterly ruin the experience by playing some kind of obnoxious intro[...]

Thankfully, you didn’t hit anyone in that winter spin. But your car can still be damaged

Thursday  00:11,   22 february 2018

Suspension components, tires and wheels are vulnerable when your car doesn't travel in the direction it was intendedIt’s easy to connect damage to hitting a solid object like a concrete curb, but simply spinning out without hitting anything?[...]

Is that Road Salt, or Something Else?

Friday  18:12,   16 february 2018

If you live anywhere that gets nasty weather, you’re familiar with the trucks that lumber along the roads and dump whatever it takes to keep everything moving. Exactly what they’re dropping will depend on where you are, what the weather’s like, how[...]

Your Corner Wrench: What happens when you use the wrong fuel?

Friday  18:12,   16 february 2018

When you pump diesel into your gas-powered car, or vice-versa, prepare your walletSome drivers report their shops simply drained the offensive fuel, refilled the tank with the right blend and sent them on their way. Others will recommend replacing[...]

If Your Car Starts Sinking Underwater, Here’s How to Save Your Own Life

Friday  18:12,   16 february 2018
Reader's Digest.CA

The mere thought of your car plunging 60 to 70 feet off a bridge into water can send shivers down your spine. But with proper planning you can increase your chances of walking away safely. Follow these tips to get out and get to safety from Jason[...]

How to Defrost Your Windshield in Less Than One Minute

Wednesday  18:53,   14 february 2018
Reader's Digest.CA

Photo: Shutterstock How to Defrost Your Windshield in No Time One of the most dreaded tasks of the cold winter months is waiting for your windshield to defrost. Blasting the defrost can take time and wastes gas; and using a scraper isn't always[...]

When Inspecting Tires, Check the Expiration Date

Wednesday  18:06,   14 february 2018

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What do Potholes do to Your Car?

Friday  18:52,   09 february 2018

There’s no upside to encountering potholes.&nbsp;There’s no upside to encountering potholes. Brought on in droves as the freeze/thaw cycle weakens and breaks up road surfaces, they become enlarged as each passing vehicle pounds into them and[...]