Autos: Ownership

Is that Road Salt, or Something Else?

Friday  18:12,   16 february 2018

If you live anywhere that gets nasty weather, you’re familiar with the trucks that lumber along the roads and dump whatever it takes to keep everything moving. Exactly what they’re dropping will depend on where you are, what the weather’s like, how[...]

Your Corner Wrench: What happens when you use the wrong fuel?

Friday  18:12,   16 february 2018

When you pump diesel into your gas-powered car, or vice-versa, prepare your walletSome drivers report their shops simply drained the offensive fuel, refilled the tank with the right blend and sent them on their way. Others will recommend replacing[...]

If Your Car Starts Sinking Underwater, Here’s How to Save Your Own Life

Friday  18:12,   16 february 2018
Reader's Digest.CA

The mere thought of your car plunging 60 to 70 feet off a bridge into water can send shivers down your spine. But with proper planning you can increase your chances of walking away safely. Follow these tips to get out and get to safety from Jason[...]

How to Defrost Your Windshield in Less Than One Minute

Wednesday  18:53,   14 february 2018
Reader's Digest.CA

Photo: Shutterstock How to Defrost Your Windshield in No Time One of the most dreaded tasks of the cold winter months is waiting for your windshield to defrost. Blasting the defrost can take time and wastes gas; and using a scraper isn't always[...]

When Inspecting Tires, Check the Expiration Date

Wednesday  18:06,   14 february 2018

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What do Potholes do to Your Car?

Friday  18:52,   09 february 2018

There’s no upside to encountering potholes. There’s no upside to encountering potholes. Brought on in droves as the freeze/thaw cycle weakens and breaks up road surfaces, they become enlarged as each passing vehicle pounds into them and[...]

This Is How Often You Should Really Clean the Inside of Your Car (Hint: It’s More Than You Think!)

Thursday  18:23,   08 february 2018
Reader's Digest.CA

<p>You probably have a weekly cleaning routine for your home. Heck, you probably even make sure to hit the car wash the minute the outside of your car starts looking worse for the wear. But when was the last time you actually cleaned your car[...]

This Genius Hack Will Keep Your Car Windows from Fogging Up

Wednesday  17:26,   07 february 2018
Reader's Digest.CA

<p>A condensation-caked windshield isn't just annoying, it's just plain dangerous.</p>Your average morning can be an obstacle course--a gauntlet whose endgame is usually just getting to work on time. By the time you're showered, fed,[...]

Who Writes Highway Sign Messages? And How?

Tuesday  21:26,   06 february 2018

You’re on the highway, and you notice the overhead sign: TRAFFIC MOVING SLOWLY AFTER NEXT EXIT. But everything around you is moving smoothly, so how do they know what’s up ahead?&nbsp;You’re on the highway, and you notice the overhead sign:[...]

Here's How To Do A Tune-Up On A Modern Gasoline Car

Friday  19:37,   02 february 2018

Have you ever come across an ad for a used modern car that mentions the vehicle had just received a tune-up? What does “tune-up” even mean in regards to today’s cars? Well, in all likeliness, the seller of the vehicle in said advertisement doesn’t[...]

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires ... and Why It's Necessary

Friday  19:21,   02 february 2018
U.S. News & World Report - Health

Today’s tires have become so trouble-free that many drivers ignore them completely, skipping critical inspections and maintenance procedures until there is a problem.&nbsp;Tire Rotation[...]

Here’s Why Car Windows Have Those Little Black Dots

Wednesday  18:06,   31 january 2018
Reader's Digest.CA

<p>You probably haven’t given much thought to the pattern of little black dots on the edges of car and bus windows. Sure, they look cool, but do they do anything?</p>You probably haven’t given much thought to the pattern of little black dots[...]

Your Corner Wrench: Should you rebuild or replace?

Tuesday  17:08,   30 january 2018

Sometimes, new parts are the way to go, but prices on some fixes may warrant looking to the aftermarket for cheaper solutionsYou can be excused if you’ve never heard of or had certain repair jobs done to your vehicle. Things such as rewinding[...]

To an engine, oil is life, so you need the right info if it’s going to survive the long haul

Tuesday  17:06,   23 january 2018

To your engine, oil is what keeps all the various parts working together in harmony.&nbsp;What Oil[...]

There’s more to your car’s brakes than you might think

Thursday  19:07,   11 january 2018

Brakes need to be kept in tip-top shape, so here's what you need to doVideo: How to Use a Fire Extinguisher Before You Need It (provided by Consumer Reports)Click to expand Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"],[...]