Autos: Ownership

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[...]
Autos / Ownership

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 [...]

Your Corner Wrench: Dos and don’ts for better fuel economy

Tuesday  16:35,   24 april 2018
driving.ca

Barring mechanical problems, the best way to get better mileage comes down to how you driveVideo: 2018 Tesla Model 3 Quick Drive (provided by Consumer Reports) Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function[...]

How A Rusted Car Compares To A New One In A Crash Test

Monday  15:21,   23 april 2018
jalopnik

A Swedish insurance company partnered with a Swedish homeowner’s organization to commission crash tests of a rusted Mazda6 wagon and a rusted Volkswagen Golf to see how badly the corrosion compromised the cars’ structural integrity. Here’s what the [...]

5 things besides texting that are distracting your driving

Friday  17:30,   20 april 2018
autofile.ca

Car controls, food and drink, even vaping can cause drivers to lose focus 1/6 SLIDES © Provided by Autofile 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Navigation Screen 2/6 SLIDES © Provided by Autofile Pokemon Go playing at the wheel 3/6[...]

What you need to know about warranties on replacement parts

Friday  16:45,   20 april 2018
driving.ca

If you're having a large job done on your car, it's a good idea to ask some questions and request details in writing . If you’re dealing with a reputable shop with which you have a long and successful history, you may decide to trust their[...]

Your Corner Wrench: Winter tires are no good for warmer weather

Thursday  16:32,   19 april 2018
driving.ca

Driving on your winter tires during warmer months isn't exactly a wise ideaCost. While you might be trying to save money by leaving snow tires on, it will actually cost you more in the long run. Winter tires, with their softer rubber compounds,[...]

Here's What Those Weird Black Tubes In The Road Are For

Wednesday  16:33,   18 april 2018
jalopnik

I’ve been thinking about tubes. Specifically, the weird black tubes that you often find stretched across a roadway. What are those tubes for? What are they tracking? How do they work? The official name for these ominous road snakes is just[...]

It’s Almost Time to Take Off Your Winter Tires

Tuesday  17:11,   17 april 2018
autotrader.ca

<p>We hear so much in Canada about how important it is to use winter tires during the colder months. What doesn’t come up as often is that it’s just as important to take them off when the weather gets warm again.</p>Maybe some people are[...]

How safe are we if our cars can’t be seen?

Friday  17:02,   13 april 2018
driving.ca

After 2021, new vehicles will have auto lights on, but you can still make your older car stand out for safetyThere are many ways to improve our vehicle’s visibility to other drivers and of course the first and best way is to simply turn on all the[...]

The Scary Truth Behind That New Car Smell

Thursday  17:10,   12 april 2018
readersdigest.ca

Photo: Shutterstock Admit it: you absolutely love the smell of your new car as you’re driving off the lot. Scientists haven't figured out why everyone loves the smell of a new car so much--maybe it's because people associate the smell with[...]