Autos: Ownership

The Touchscreen Needs to Go

Tuesday  18:58,   17 october 2017
Automobile

I’m officially done with touchscreens in cars. I’ve had enough and it’s time to call for a cease and desist. They’re fine on smartphones or tablets, but not for an infotainment system sitting inside a two-ton vehicle that travels down the highway at [...]

Fall Is the Best Time to Buy Tires for Winter

Tuesday  18:56,   17 october 2017
Consumer Reports

No matter where you live, fall is a good time to check your tires, especially if you'll soon be facing rain, snow, and ice. If your tires are worn, consider replacing them with new ones before fo ul weather strikes. You want to be ready for[...]

GM's self-driving cars involved in six accidents in September

Thursday  15:50,   05 october 2017
Reuters

General Motors Co's self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, told California regulators its vehicles were involved in six crashes in the state in September, but said none of automated vehicles were responsible. Video: Self-driving car begins[...]

How Windshield Wipers Work

Wednesday  17:37,   04 october 2017
Road & Track

Hey, who knows, maybe this is something you've wondered.Video: Don't bother following these car maintenance myths (provided by Consumer[...]

3 Ways to Remove Bugs and Bumper Stickers on Cars

Wednesday  17:37,   04 october 2017
Reader's Digest.CA

<p>When those bugs smash into your car at 100 km per hour, they really stick.</p>If those tattered old bumper stickers on your car make you feel more nauseated than nostalgic, it’s time to break out the vinegar. Saturate the top and sides of[...]

Don't Be A Canadian When Changing Lanes; Learn To Zipper Merge

Thursday  18:17,   21 september 2017
MSN

Never heard of "zipper merging?" We'll tell you how to do it, and explain why it's the best way to merge.Video: Don't bother following these car maintenance myths (provided by Consumer[...]

Does your car really need a transmission dipstick?

Wednesday  17:38,   20 september 2017
Driving.ca

Cost-cutting isn't new, but it's claimed a few key features over the years – including transmission dipsticksVideo: Don't Bother Following These Car Maintenance Myths (provided by Consumer Reports) Click to expand Your browser[...]

School's in! Tips for both drivers and school-kids

Saturday  20:20,   16 september 2017
Autofile

A few tips to both drivers and kids to help keep them safe this school yearSafety advocates remind drivers to pay close attention to their surroundings and adjust their driving accordingly – especially when driving through areas where children are[...]

Your Corner Wrench: Seat covers and airbags do not mix

Thursday  17:50,   14 september 2017
Driving.ca

Want to keep your seats fresh with aftermarket covers? Think twice – especially if you have side airbagsVideo: The future of urban travel, according to Mercedes-Benz (provided by[...]

5 Things to Know About Oil Changes for Your Car

Wednesday  17:26,   13 september 2017
Consumer Reports

If you're confused about motor oil—the right time to change it, how often to change it, what's the best oil for your car—Consumer Reports’ chief mechanic, John Ibbotson, can set you straight. 1. If you're confused about motor oil—the right[...]

Unlocking Your Car Door Using A Tennis Ball | Car Hacks

Tuesday  18:01,   12 september 2017
Autoblog

In this episode of Car Hacks, Amr discovers whether or not he can open a car door with a tennis ball.Life hacks are all the rage these days. Unfortunately, most of the tricks found across the web aren't actually very helpful. While using dental[...]

EVs Are Cheap to Run but Expensive to Own, Thanks to Abysmal Resale Values

Tuesday  17:42,   12 september 2017
Car and Driver

<p>If you’re planning to buy a new electric car, you’d better be prepared for some sticker shock—not when you buy the car, but when you sell it.</p>Electric cars are more efficient than gasoline or diesel vehicles, and they save serious[...]

This Is What Happens When You Put 300,000 Miles On A Tesla Model S

Saturday  21:25,   09 september 2017
Jalopnik

If you live on the West Coast, the company Tesloop can give you a ride if you’re traveling around California.&nbsp;Video: Tesla Under Scrunity For Worker Rights (provided by Wochit News) Click to expand Your browser does not[...]

8 Important Things to Keep in your Car at All Times

Thursday  17:46,   07 september 2017
MSN

From a can of WD-40 to a USB charger, here are eight things that should always be found somewhere in your car.Video: Don't Bother Following These Car Maintenance Myths (provided by Consumer[...]

Top reasons insurance won’t cover you in a crash

Wednesday  17:37,   06 september 2017
Driving.ca

Any dishonesty on your part can result in loss of coverage – but you may not know until it's too lateBut what if you’re doing things that could result in you having no insurance at all? Don’t bother reaching for that little pink slip in your[...]