Autos: Ownership

How to get the most out of your car’s headlights

Thursday  17:51,   19 january 2017
Driving.ca

Think your car's headlights are bad? Take these steps to improve your vision at nightIt’s become enough of an issue that the venerable Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the U.S. recently started rating the effectiveness of new[...]

Supercharger vs. Turbocharger

Thursday  17:51,   19 january 2017
U.S. News & World Report - Health

You’ve probably heard the terms “turbocharger” and “supercharger” at some point, but without spending plenty of time under the hood of a car, those terms can be little more than everyday automotive buzzwords. Turbochargers and superchargers are[...]

AWD vs. 4WD: What's the Difference?

Wednesday  16:33,   18 january 2017
U.S. News & World Report - Health

AWD vs. 4WD: What's the Difference?The automotive world is full of misinformation, old myths, and half-truths, and nowhere is that more apparent than in conversations about the drivetrain. Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive,[...]

13 tips for driving safely in winter whiteouts

Tuesday  16:21,   17 january 2017
Autofile.ca

Plan ahead and check weather forecasts before setting out on the road , especially on longer drives.Look for special notices and storm warnings that may include both snow and wind for the two together can compound an already treacherous situation.[...]

What Is An Automatic Braking System?

Monday  17:05,   16 january 2017
U.S. News & World Report - Health

Automatic braking is a safety technology that automatically activates the vehicle’s brake system, to some degree, when necessary. Automatic braking is a safety technology that automatically activates the vehicle’s brake system, to some[...]

Speed Radar Facts and Myths

Friday  18:55,   13 january 2017
Motorcycle Cruiser

Radar gun myths busted If you are caught in the speed radar's crosshairs, here are some facts and fallacies to better educate you on the infamous (and dreaded) radar gun. If you are caught in the speed radar's crosshairs, here are some[...]

How to Buy Car Parts Without Getting Swindled

Thursday  17:52,   12 january 2017
MSN

<p>For those of us so bold as to wrench on our own cars, there always comes a time when things need fixing (for some of us, that's more often than for others). While your first impulse may be to run down to the local auto parts chain and get[...]

5 Things You’ll Need in Case of a Wintertime Motoring Setback

Thursday  17:52,   12 january 2017
autoTRADER.ca

<p>Very unfortunately, I had a collision with some wildlife a few years back.</p> [...]

Want to Be a Better Driver? Get a Worse Tire

Thursday  17:51,   12 january 2017
Road & Track

Less grip equals more[...]

How to Diagnose Car Problems If You Don't Know Much About Cars

Wednesday  16:20,   11 january 2017
Popular Mechanics

Basic car mechanics for the auto inept. If something goes wrong with your car and you don't know much about car repair, then it's time to go to the shop and find out what's wrong. However, lots of people are understandably worried about getting[...]

Your Corner Wrench: Dealing with broken glass and scratches

Wednesday  16:20,   11 january 2017
Driving.ca

Most repairs aren't covered by warranties, but leaving a cracked windshield can lead to higher costs down the roadMost carmakers treat glass components (windshields, door windows, and back-glasses) in a separate category on their warranties.[...]

What To Do If Your Car Won't Start In The Cold

Tuesday  17:20,   10 january 2017
Forbes

Frigid temperatures can be cold-blooded murder on a car’s battery. Here’s the best way to resurrect a frozen car or truck without causing harm to either yourself or your moribund ride: Park the running car as closely to the one with the dead[...]

Don’t be in the dark when it comes to your vehicle’s ABCs

Monday  17:36,   09 january 2017
Driving.ca

The best way to avoid feeling like your mechanic might be taking advantage of you is to research and learn about your vehicle's inner workingsOne of the easiest sources of information to access quickly is through vehicle owner websites with[...]

Here's the Real Reason You Should Never Warm Up Your Car

Thursday  17:36,   05 january 2017
Road & Track

It takes longer, wastes fuel, and actually increases the wear and tear on your engine.(This post was originally published on August 3, 2016 and has been republished because it's getting damn cold outside for much of the country. -[...]

Who is accountable when ice from another vehicle hits your car on the highway?

Thursday  17:36,   05 january 2017
Toronto Star

The warm afterglow of a Christmas family gathering was shattered for a St. Catharines motorist Monday, when a sheet of ice from off a transport truck struck his vehicle on highway 401, smashing his windshield.Tristan Brown was driving along highway [...]