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Autos: Ownership

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

Wednesday  18:29,   20 june 2018

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 [...]

Why Rodents are Chewing up Car Wires and What You Can Do to Prevent it.

Wednesday  17:38,   20 june 2018

It’s a cruel fact of nature that mice – and all rodents for that matter – have incisors that never stop growing.  appeared first on orthodontics is precisely why Toronto resident Pearl Rae could not start her 2007 Toyota one[...]

Hard Paint vs. Soft Paint

Friday  21:04,   15 june 2018

An explainer for how a car's paint hardness determines what sort of detailing methods to use.Kosilla explains that the terms "hard" and "soft" should be looked at not as two sides of a coin, but rather on a spectrum. If a paint can be easily[...]

Keeping your car cool this summer

Friday  18:51,   15 june 2018

With rising temperatures and family hauling, your engine's radiator and cooling system need to be in peak operating conditionVideo: 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Review (provided by The Drive) Your browser does not support this video [...]

Car Care Hacks for Products You’re Already Using

Thursday  17:33,   14 june 2018

Welcome to the 2018 installment of our somewhat-annual list of springtime car care hacks! This year, we’re focusing on helping you make better use of the car care products you’re using now – that is, the stuff that’s currently in your garage or[...]

5 Dumb Things Drivers Do

Thursday  16:30,   07 june 2018

We have all experienced frustrating—or in many moments, full-on angering—moments on the road dealing with other[...]

Your Corner Wrench: Is there a cheap way to fix your A/C?

Wednesday  16:53,   06 june 2018

So, your air conditioning is on the fritz. But a repair doesn't always have to hurt your walletVideo: Extreme Weather Testing at Eglin Air Force Base (provided by The Drive) Your browser does not support this video [...]

Goof of the Month: Avoid Non-Factory Oil Filters!

Monday  19:46,   04 june 2018

<p>This month, a doozy of a story came in from a service advisor contact: the sad tale of a customer in a nearly new sedan that suffered catastrophic engine failure and was denied warranty coverage – all because the customer figured saving $13[...]

Tires 101 : How to Easily Check If It’s Time to Change Your Tires

Monday  18:28,   04 june 2018

If you’re reading this site, there’s a serious chance that you’re a gearhead.&nbsp;Folks who have a car simply for commuting necessity may be even further in the dark as to the condition of the rubber on each corner of their family hauler.[...]

What to Do if Construction Ruins Your Car

Thursday  16:26,   31 may 2018

<p>It turns out this sort of thing (thankfully) doesn’t happen very often, but there is some precedent for it.</p>Our outing took us past a condo tower under construction (a familiar sight in cities across the country) where that wind[...]

Spring Cleaning : Five Items to Change or Clean on Your Car This Summer

Wednesday  17:09,   30 may 2018

After a long, cold winter, there is something therapeutic about giving the family car a good cleaning. It doesn’t seem to matter if a person does it oneself or sends it to a detailer – it sure does feel good to climb into a clean and[...]

Your Corner Wrench: The scoop on trailer wiring

Tuesday  16:52,   29 may 2018

Will that be a four- or seven-pin connector?First, for almost any compact or subcompact passenger cars sold today, there are no manufacturer-approved trailer hitches or wiring because they aren’t rated to tow anything. This has never stopped owners[...]

Survey says Canadians know tire needs, don't practice them

Friday  18:21,   25 may 2018

Tire and Rubber Association survey says just 30% check pressures monthlyVideo: Booster Seats: Why Your Big Kid May Still Need a Boost (provided by Consumer Reports) Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function[...]

Your Corner Wrench: Choosing the right tires for your car

Wednesday  21:36,   23 may 2018

Tire shopping is so much more than just your type of car and tire sizeFor the average driver who purchases tires once every few years or so, becoming a smart shopper is hard from experience alone. If you have any pity to spare, save some for tire[...]

The risks of tampering with your car’s ECU

Wednesday  16:07,   23 may 2018

Plug-and-play ECU mods are an easy way to make good power, but there are a few risks to considerWhile we’re on the topic of plug-and-play chips, it’s worth mentioning a few things about these performance-enhancing modifications. These have been[...]