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Autos: Ownership

Don’t be in the dark when it comes to your vehicle’s ABCs

Monday  17:36,   09 january 2017

The best way to avoid feeling like your mechanic might be taking advantage of you is to research and learn about your vehicle's inner workingsOne of the easiest sources of information to access quickly is through vehicle owner websites with[...]

Here's the Real Reason You Should Never Warm Up Your Car

Thursday  17:36,   05 january 2017

It takes longer, wastes fuel, and actually increases the wear and tear on your engine.(This post was originally published on August 3, 2016 and has been republished because it's getting damn cold outside for much of the country. -[...]

Who is accountable when ice from another vehicle hits your car on the highway?

Thursday  17:36,   05 january 2017

The warm afterglow of a Christmas family gathering was shattered for a St. Catharines motorist Monday, when a sheet of ice from off a transport truck struck his vehicle on highway 401, smashing his windshield.Tristan Brown was driving along highway [...]

Who will replace my air bags for free?

Tuesday  17:36,   03 january 2017

It should be the manufacturer’s responsibility, usually—Julie,[...]

How ABS Helps and Hurts You in Deep Snow Driving

Friday  20:36,   23 december 2016

Anti-lock brakes make it easier to control your car in winter driving, but a well-calibrated human can outperform it. Here's how to become that human.But there's always room for improvement. Anyone who's spent a lot of time driving in deep snow[...]

How to Winterize an RV

Thursday  20:36,   22 december 2016

Take these steps when storing your trailer or motorhome in the winter.The ideal way to store your RV during the winter is in an enclosed steel garage space. With this type of storage you can regulate the temperature and not worry about cold weather[...]

Your Corner Wrench: Why mechanics always need your VIN number

Thursday  19:22,   22 december 2016

Those 17 numbers and letters are the key to making sure you get the right service for your vehicle . Supplied, Getty Images If you’ve ever called an auto dealership or parts store looking for something, you’ve probably winced and swore under your[...]

Simple Ways to Get Better Gas Mileage

Thursday  18:36,   22 december 2016

You might not own an electric-powered future machine, but you can still take steps to make your gas guzzler more environmentally conscious.When was the last time you checked your tire pressure? Under-inflated tires don't roll as efficiently as fully [...]

Here's Exactly Why Snow Tires Are So Much Better Than All-Seasons

Wednesday  22:07,   21 december 2016

Do you need snow tires? Probably—even if you don't plan on driving in heavy snow.To help explain this, our favorite car nerd, Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained, breaks down the difference between summer and winter tires. His explanation goes [...]

Navigating deep snow can have fiery results for unsuspecting drivers.

Wednesday  18:37,   21 december 2016

A video of Cleveland area firefighters putting out a car fire during a raging snowstorm last weekend highlights largely unknown fire dangers for motorists.According to WEWS, firefighters in Willoughby, OH, say that the fire that destroyed a minivan [...]

At Your Own Risk: More repairs best left to a professional

Wednesday  18:37,   21 december 2016

While it's admirable to have some mechanical know-how, it's also good to know your own limitsBleeding[...]

The Depressing Case for Never Waiting Your Turn in Traffic

Tuesday  17:55,   20 december 2016

Cutters, suckers, and prisoners.Unless, that is, I stay in those other lanes, skip the two-mile crawl, continue to hustle at 70mph, and then swing across the solid white line into my destination lane right before the split, forcing my way into[...]

Our step-by-step guide of how to recover from a skid

Tuesday  17:55,   20 december 2016

<p>Those of us who have had the misfortune of being in a car that’s skidding out of control probably have a vivid memory of that heart-palpitating experience</p>Our step-by-step guide of how to recover from a[...]

Your Corner Wrench: 5 tips to keep your vehicle’s battery out of the deep freeze

Friday  18:51,   16 december 2016

Murphy’s Law dictates: If you’re going to get stuck with a dead battery, it will be at the most inconvenient time and location .Keep it warm If your vehicle’s battery didn’t come with a factory cover or insulated wrap and it’s out in the open under[...]

Tips for driving in slush

Friday  18:06,   16 december 2016

Smooth and steady is the key to changing lanes in slushy conditionsIt's particularly prevalent in the shoulder seasons, when the temperature hovers around freezing but because of the road salt often involved it can also exist at much lower[...]