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Autos: Ownership

Brake Pads and Fluids: The Basics

Friday  16:36,   27 january 2017

You not plowing into the back of that Chrysler starts with your brake pedal and ends with its pads, but that's not the whole story.BUT FIRST, THE[...]

How to Fit Car Seats Three Across

Thursday  17:21,   26 january 2017

One of the most common questions we hear from consumers is, which cars and car seats will make it easy for me to secure three child seats across the rear seat of my car? Laws in many states now rLaws in many states now require children as old as 8[...]

Your Corner Wrench: Break-in or break it, your choice

Thursday  17:20,   26 january 2017

The first thousand kilometres you drive in your car are crucial to its long-term well-beingYou’ve just gotten the keys for your new ride from your sales consultant, the seemingly endless hours of paperwork are over — you’re finally free to head [...]

Great Reasons to use a Trickle Charger (and One Reason Not To!)

Tuesday  16:20,   24 january 2017

I’m a huge advocate of using a battery trickle-charger, or battery tender, when you won’t be driving your vehicle for extended periods of time - and especially if that vehicle is a newer one, packed with fancy electronics that get fussy if the[...]

Reviving & Restarting Your Old Engine

Monday  16:25,   23 january 2017

The Cranking[...]

How to get the most out of your car’s headlights

Thursday  17:51,   19 january 2017

Think your car's headlights are bad? Take these steps to improve your vision at nightIt’s become enough of an issue that the venerable Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the U.S. recently started rating the effectiveness of new[...]

Supercharger vs. Turbocharger

Thursday  17:51,   19 january 2017

You’ve probably heard the terms “turbocharger” and “supercharger” at some point, but without spending plenty of time under the hood of a car, those terms can be little more than everyday automotive buzzwords. Turbochargers and superchargers are[...]

AWD vs. 4WD: What's the Difference?

Wednesday  16:33,   18 january 2017

AWD vs. 4WD: What's the Difference?The automotive world is full of misinformation, old myths, and half-truths, and nowhere is that more apparent than in conversations about the drivetrain. Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive,[...]

13 tips for driving safely in winter whiteouts

Tuesday  16:21,   17 january 2017

Plan ahead and check weather forecasts before setting out on the road , especially on longer drives.Look for special notices and storm warnings that may include both snow and wind for the two together can compound an already treacherous situation.[...]

What Is An Automatic Braking System?

Monday  17:05,   16 january 2017

Automatic braking is a safety technology that automatically activates the vehicle’s brake system, to some degree, when necessary. Automatic braking is a safety technology that automatically activates the vehicle’s brake system, to some[...]

Speed Radar Facts and Myths

Friday  18:55,   13 january 2017

Radar gun myths busted If you are caught in the speed radar's crosshairs, here are some facts and fallacies to better educate you on the infamous (and dreaded) radar gun. If you are caught in the speed radar's crosshairs, here are some[...]

How to Buy Car Parts Without Getting Swindled

Thursday  17:52,   12 january 2017

<p>For those of us so bold as to wrench on our own cars, there always comes a time when things need fixing (for some of us, that's more often than for others). While your first impulse may be to run down to the local auto parts chain and get[...]

5 Things You’ll Need in Case of a Wintertime Motoring Setback

Thursday  17:52,   12 january 2017

<p>Very unfortunately, I had a collision with some wildlife a few years back.</p> [...]

Want to Be a Better Driver? Get a Worse Tire

Thursday  17:51,   12 january 2017

Less grip equals more[...]

How to Diagnose Car Problems If You Don't Know Much About Cars

Wednesday  16:20,   11 january 2017

Basic car mechanics for the auto inept. If something goes wrong with your car and you don't know much about car repair, then it's time to go to the shop and find out what's wrong. However, lots of people are understandably worried about getting[...]