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Autos: Ownership

Your Corner Wrench: Choosing the right tires for your car

Wednesday  21:36,   23 may 2018
driving.ca

Tire shopping is so much more than just your type of car and tire sizeFor the average driver who purchases tires once every few years or so, becoming a smart shopper is hard from experience alone. If you have any pity to spare, save some for tire[...]

The risks of tampering with your car’s ECU

Wednesday  16:07,   23 may 2018
driving.ca

Plug-and-play ECU mods are an easy way to make good power, but there are a few risks to considerWhile we’re on the topic of plug-and-play chips, it’s worth mentioning a few things about these performance-enhancing modifications. These have been[...]

Ghost Battery Drain, and How to (Hopefully) Prevent It

Thursday  23:06,   17 may 2018
autotrader.ca

<p>This is strange, but actually, somewhat common.</p>Kayode said that the vehicle was only a few years old, and that a recent battery check had revealed no problems with the battery itself, or the charging system to which it was attached. The [...]

DRIVING TIPS: What to do if the road is flooded

Thursday  23:06,   17 may 2018
autofile.ca

Don't drive into a flooded area if you can avoid it, but if you mustDon't drive into a flooded area if you can avoid[...]

Your Corner Wrench: Let your car breathe

Thursday  17:10,   17 may 2018
driving.ca

A dirty air filter reduces performance and can be damaging to your engineIn our parents’ days when carbureted engines were the norm, a dirty air filter really could cause fuel economy to dive. Carburetors had no way of metering the amount of air[...]

Warranty Killers on New and Used Vehicles

Wednesday  19:31,   16 may 2018
autotrader.ca

Nobody likes unpleasant surprises, especially when they cost you a lot of money. That’s precisely why vehicle shoppers, new or used, should be aware that a variety of things may compromise a vehicle’s warranty, whether it’s brand-new, or a newer[...]

In the Garage: Keeping DIY alive in a small space

Tuesday  17:01,   15 may 2018
driving.ca

Little details, such as the orange colour of a Fram oil filter, are some of William Ha’s earliest memories about cars. His dad would take the family car to a friend when it needed attention. There, Ha would hang around as the oil was changed or the[...]

Your Corner Wrench: With LED lamps, it may be time to rethink your insurance coverage

Saturday  20:15,   12 may 2018
driving.ca

Because of vulnerable positions and a high cost of replacement, it might be good to have a lower deductibleVideo: Why your big kid may still need a booster seat (provided by Consumer Reports) Your browser does not support this video [...]

How to Wash the Winter Salt Off Your Car

Thursday  18:22,   10 may 2018
roadandtrack

A detailed guide on getting off all that corrosive grime.Video: A paint job you can peel off (provided by Autoblog) Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer",[...]

How to Change the Wiper Blades on Your Car

Wednesday  01:31,   09 may 2018
readersdigest.ca

<p>Step-by-Step Instructions It’s easy to tell when your car wiper blades need replacing, and even easier to change them yourself.</p>It’s easy to tell when your car wiper blades need replacing, and even easier to change them yourself. Simply[...]

What You Should Know About Racing Oil

Thursday  18:04,   03 may 2018
readersdigest.ca

Considering using racing oil? Read this first!&nbsp;Ever heard someone brag about running racing oil in a muscle car? Well, the joke’s on them, because racing oil isn’t meant for daily or even occasional driving. In fact, running racing oil in a [...]

Your Corner Wrench: Chipping away at paint chips

Tuesday  16:58,   01 may 2018
driving.ca

Gravel and debris are especially hard on the lower parts of your car. Here are the best ways to prevent expensive damageVideo: The top 5 used SUVs owners love (and the 3 to avoid) -- provided by Consumer Reports Your browser does not support this[...]

Small things that can trip up your car insurance rates

Thursday  18:32,   26 april 2018
driving.ca

Forgetting renewals or payments not only rises rates but can stay on your record for yearsVideo: Chevy and Shell Let Owners Pay for Gas From Their Cars (provided by The Drive) Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"],[...]

Lifetime transmission fluid? Depends on your definition of lifetime

Tuesday  20:58,   24 april 2018
driving.ca

Sealed transmissions sound good, but metal shavings and heat mean you should get them check by professionalsVideo: Don't bother following these car maintenance myths (provided by Consumer Reports) Your browser does not support this video [...]

It's Fine To Start Off In Second Gear Only Sometimes

Tuesday  17:07,   24 april 2018
jalopnik

You might have heard that first gear isn’t necessary when accelerating from a stop. You might have heard that you can start just fine in second. Well, it’s okay to do that, but only sometimes. Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to tell us [...]