Autos: Ownership

Sticky road salt solutions make cleaning your car more important

Tuesday  17:57,   05 december 2017

De-icing fluids contain ingredients that can stick to your car and damage mechanicals and parts over timeCome winter, your municipality used to keep you from slip sliding away by using a combination of rock salt and sand. It would be applied after[...]

Picking out a Christmas Tree Is Fun; Getting It Home Can Be Dangerous

Tuesday  17:57,   05 december 2017

<p>Improperly secured items that fall from cars involved in two-thirds of road-debris crashes that killed 500 people over last four years.</p>People who have purchased a Christmas tree from a store or lot know that getting it home isn't always [...]

Why your car stereo sounds lousy

Thursday  19:22,   30 november 2017

Three things to know when buying a new car or upgrading the audio in your current one.But car audio is a miracle in other ways, grappling with a very challenging listening environment. When you select a system while buying a new car or upgrade the[...]

Keeping repair records can save you money in the long run

Tuesday  18:07,   28 november 2017

Your paperwork can be proof of work done for warranties or may even just help out your friendly mechanicIf you never frequent a repair facility other than your selling dealership, and get all of your vehicle needs handled in this sole source, you[...]

Car Care Tips: Myths vs. Reality

Thursday  17:22,   23 november 2017
Consumer Reports

Some automotive maintenance myths seem to have taken on lives of their own. Sure, they seem like logical, sound pieces of advice, but when it comes to maintaining your car, they could end up cost ing you extra money and time in the long run.Video:[...]

Three Quick Checks That Can Reveal Big Problems Hiding in Your Car

Thursday  17:22,   23 november 2017

Sometimes, a little inspection can go a long way to averting potentially major issues with your vehicle as it ages. Based on the adage that you can “spend a little now or a lot later,” sometimes, a quick check or inspection of some of your ride’s[...]

The Dangers of Winter Coats and Car Seats

Thursday  17:22,   23 november 2017
Consumer Reports

Winter brings cold weather and potentially slick roads, but families still need to travel every day . We bundle up our children to help them brave the elements, but a bulky coat and a car seat can be a dangerous combination.There are ways to safely[...]

Living Dangerously: How Far Can You Drive On An Empty Fuel Tank

Wednesday  19:21,   22 november 2017

There's always a little bit more in there, right?There’s no possible way we can talk about tempting fate with an empty fuel tank without giving a shout out to one of the best Seinfield moments of all time. It comes from the episode titled The[...]

Why Don't All Cars Have Gas Tanks on the Same Side?

Thursday  18:00,   16 november 2017
Reader's Digest.CA

<p>Do car company engineers draw straws to decide what side of the car the fuel door goes on?</p>Video: Will this $7 Car Hack help make grocery shopping easier? (provided by Consumer[...]

Winter Tires & All-Wheel Drive … Need ‘Em Both?

Wednesday  19:52,   15 november 2017

<p>All-wheel drive is extraordinarily popular in the Canadian automobile market</p>Video: Idling car on cold day not worth it (provided by Breakfast[...]

My Tire Pressure Warning Light Just Came On. What Do I Do Now?

Wednesday  19:51,   15 november 2017
Consumer Reports

<p>The culprit could be falling temperatures</p>Big changes between high and low temperatures that happen in the fall can trigger an alert on your dashboard—one that may leave some drivers wondering what to do[...]

How to avoid unwanted freeze-ups this winter

Tuesday  16:51,   14 november 2017

It's all preventable with a little foresight and the right treatments . Research Research New Used New & Used Make Model Video: Fall Lawn Care in 3 Easy Steps (provided by Consumer Reports)Click to expand Your browser does[...]

Here's What Happens To Your Used Oil Filters

Saturday  22:05,   11 november 2017

Oil filters are an often overlooked car component.Video: Don't bother following these car maintenance myths (provided by Consumer[...]

Your Corner Wrench: Should you let your car warm up?

Friday  21:06,   10 november 2017

As long as your car's windows are clear, your car just needs about three minutes to effectively warm it upVideo: How to Cool Your Car Like a Pro (provided by Consumer[...]

Start living with stop/start technology

Friday  17:56,   10 november 2017

It can be annoying to some drivers, but the feature is being found on more and more cars each yearVideo: Don’t bother buying these new car add-ons (provided by Consumer[...]