Autos: Ownership

The Karate Kid Pretty Much Got Car Waxing Right

Monday  17:45,   16 july 2018
jalopnik

What do you do if you’ve never actually waxed a car before and aren’t sure where to start? You Ask a Clean Person, duh. Ostensibly, this is a column about how to wax a car for people who have never waxed a car but we’re all friends here so I’m gonna [...]

Don’t Underestimate what your Owner’s Manual can do

Thursday  18:39,   12 july 2018
wheels.ca

When it comes to riveting reading, car owner’s manuals would not make any short list, and for good reason. Owner’s manuals are dry and filled with technical jargon, and most car owners have neither the time nor the patience to read[...]

There is absolutely no excuse to leave pets to die in a hot car

Thursday  18:39,   12 july 2018
driving.ca

Unlike the tragedy of forgetting kids in a car seat in the back, with pets it's a conscious decision to leave them thereThe day before in identical temperatures, I’d picked up a car that had been sitting in a yard. As I opened the door, the[...]

How to Remove Car Door Handle Scratches

Wednesday  18:33,   11 july 2018
roadandtrack

Is the area around your door's handle covered in ugly scratches? Here's how to make it look like new.Larry Kosilla of Ammo NYC put together a quick video explaining how to restore an exterior door handle and its surrounding panels. Though he [...]

The Long Run: Synthetic Oil In High Mileage Engines

Thursday  16:52,   05 july 2018
wheels.ca

Despite the potholes, road salt, and other abuses Canadians hurl at their cars and trucks, the average age of a vehicle in the Great White North is pushing the ten-year mark. As our vehicles age, it’s only natural they accrue mileage. Older [...]

Your Corner Wrench: Getting flushed at the service counter?

Wednesday  19:32,   04 july 2018
driving.ca

Fluid flushes aren't always necessary, especially on today's long-life enginesVideo: What to Do If Your Car Is Affected by the FCA Recall (provided by Consumer Reports) Your browser does not support this video [...]

Motor Mouth: New technologies I wish I had thought of

Wednesday  17:09,   04 july 2018
driving.ca

With our laser-like focus on electric vehicles and cars that drive themselves, it’s easy to forget that innovation comes in many forms. No stranger to the “now why didn’t I think of that” self-recrimination, Motor Mouth looks at some head-smackingly [...]

Tall SUVs Could be Tough on Rover's Knees

Tuesday  21:54,   03 july 2018
autotrader.ca

Two of the reasons for the growing popularity of SUVs and crossovers are the big rear cargo area and taller ride height. Two of the reasons for the growing popularity of SUVs and crossovers are the big rear cargo area and taller ride[...]

This Is Why Cars Use AC-Producing Alternators When They Run On DC Power

Tuesday  17:02,   03 july 2018
jalopnik

Have you ever wondered about the electricity that courses through your car? Do you suspect that there’s a captive bolt of lightning held in a magic jar? Of course you don’t. You’re not a Neanderthal. You know there’s a battery and an alternator. You [...]

Insurance Myths: Real or Busted?

Wednesday  19:52,   27 june 2018
autotrader.ca

Car insurance. It’s something you don’t really want to pay for until, all of a sudden, you need it. Car insurance. It’s something you don’t really want to pay for until, all of a sudden, you need it. Then you’re either glad you had it or[...]

What happens when a run-flat tire goes flat

Tuesday  18:54,   26 june 2018
cnet

My recent blowout in a BMW put a spotlight on the pros and cons of run-flat tires.Rewind to last weekend, when the assenger-side rear tire of my 2018 BMW 640i Gran Turismo test car had a brief encounter with a Detroit-style pothole. Normally in this [...]

Goof of the Month: Red Fluid Destroys Transmission

Tuesday  17:31,   26 june 2018
autotrader.ca

Welcome to Stories of the Mechanically Declined! This month’s story comes from Lori Boerio, a service advisor at a major dealership in Northern Ontario. It reinforces the importance of servicing for complicated powertrain components in new[...]

Your Corner Wrench: Cool down the furnace of your car before you get inside

Friday  21:12,   22 june 2018
driving.ca

In the summer heat, there are ways to cool down your interior before you sit down in the hot seatThere are the obvious cheap fixes, such as buying and using a windshield shade for both the front and back glasses. Theses low-tech solutions are easy[...]

Dinged in a collision? Don’t let your wallet take a hit, too

Friday  21:12,   22 june 2018
driving.ca

You may think a minor crash isn't worth reporting, but what may look like just a scratch can be hiding major damage underneathYou may look at an innocent scratch on a bumper or a minor ding and think, ‘why not cut someone a break?’ But[...]

Recalls: Ignore them at your and your wallet’s risk

Wednesday  18:29,   20 june 2018
driving.ca

A vehicle recall can be about safety or just saving you moneyVideo: What to Do If Your Car Is Affected by the FCA Recall (provided by Consumer Reports) Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function [...]