Autos: Ownership

Squeezing every penny into the tank can cost big dollars down the road

Wednesday  16:56,   16 august 2017

You might think filling your car right full of fuel is efficient, but it can damage the tank's emission controls systemsVideo: How to cool your car like a pro (provided by Consumer Reports) Click to expand Your browser does not[...]

Heat Stroke Death a Risk to Children in Hot Cars

Tuesday  18:21,   15 august 2017
Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. With warm weather, sadly, come tragic cases of children being left in hot cars and dying from heat stroke. On average, 37 children in the U.S. die of heat stroke each year[...]

Your Corner Wrench: How much rust is too much?

Tuesday  18:21,   15 august 2017

Metal rot is ugly, but sometimes it can mean your car is also a danger on the roadVideo: Don't bother following these car maintenance myths (Provided by Consumer Reports) Click to expand Your browser does not support this video [...]

How to Touch-Up Rock Chips On Your Car

Thursday  19:21,   10 august 2017
Road & Track

With a fine painting pen and some touch-up paint, you can get the front of your car looking fresh right at home.To follow Kosilla's method, you'll need some touch-up paint, rubbing alcohol, and an extremely fine painting pen, like this Loew-Cornell[...]

Distracted driving needs to stop — now

Thursday  17:57,   03 august 2017

<p>What is it going to take to get motorists to put away their mobile devices while driving?</p>This is a question that police departments, government agencies, automotive associations (including the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association)[...]

Keeping the shine on your alloy wheels

Wednesday  17:06,   02 august 2017

There are a variety of products available, but whichever one you choose it's also going to take some elbow greaseThe first question many owners ask is, why bother?  Many of the substances that wheel rims are exposed to are corrosive. Think[...]

Here's How Electric Cars Produce Instant Torque

Monday  22:17,   31 july 2017
Road & Track

Cars like the Tesla Model S deliver mountains of torque right from a stop. Here's how.Read more about the Tesla Model S on MSN[...]

If a 5 year old can change a car's oil, so can you

Monday  22:16,   31 july 2017

If you're the DIY-type and happen to have purchased a 2004 - 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo, you may need to complete your first oil change very soon. It's not a daunting task, nearly anybody can do it, including five-year-old Marcus, proclaimed[...]

Synthetic or conventional oil? The verdict is finally in

Friday  17:53,   28 july 2017
Business Insider

Getty Images/Duane ProkopIf you're a good car owner and follow a reasonable maintenance schedule, you most likely change your oil at least twice a year. This has always been my practice. Scrupulous drivers do it more often, using the traditional [...]

When it’s time to tow, proper trailer lighting is critical

Friday  17:52,   28 july 2017

In Canada, towing any trailer requires operating running, brake and signal lightsVideo: Hauling Nearly Two Tons In a Plush Ford F-250 Pickup Click to expand Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"],[...]

Why Sports Cars Are Often the Most Reliable Used Cars

Friday  17:51,   28 july 2017
Car and Driver

<p>Certain cars are reliability incarnate.</p>Video: Classic car advice from a master mechanic Click to expand Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { [...]

The necessary violence of life-saving airbags

Friday  17:50,   28 july 2017

First-person account describes it as "like a bomb" going off, but these safety devices are proven to save lives – with caveatsVideo: 6 Standout Small SUVs Click to expand Your browser does not support this video [...]

How to Make Your Engine Clean Enough to Eat Off

Friday  17:50,   28 july 2017
Road & Track

Want to make your engine look like new again? Here's how.There's tons of videos on the internet on how to clean your car. If you want to know how to make your paint shine perfectly, or make your interior look like new, there's no shortage of[...]

Shop Class: How Four-Wheel Drive Works

Friday  02:10,   21 july 2017
Truck Trend

Shop Class: How Four-Wheel Drive Works.Traction is pretty much doubled between tires and street (or dirt, rocks, mud, snow, and so on) by driving four wheels instead of[...]

5 Tips to Get the Most Cool From Your Car Air Conditioning

Monday  20:37,   17 july 2017
Consumer Reports

It’s summer and it's hot, which means your car's air-conditioning system is going to get a workout. But there's an art to cooling your car correctly. The engineers at the CR Auto Testing Center h ave some handy tips to help you cool your [...]