Autos: Ownership

How to Inspect Car Belts and Hoses

Friday  17:38,   19 may 2017
Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. A belt or hose failure can cause an overheated engine, loss of power steering, and loss of the electrical charging syste m. If a hose leaks coolant or the belt turning the[...]

5 Tip-Offs to Mechanic Rip-Offs

Thursday  19:51,   18 may 2017
Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Unless you’re a car mechanic yourself, dealing with a repair shop may require a leap of faith. But if you pay attention to what your mechanic says (and does), you’ll find[...]

DRIVING TIPS: What to do if the road is flooded

Wednesday  18:01,   17 may 2017
Autofile

Don't drive into a flooded area if you can avoid it, but if you mustDon't drive into a flooded area if you can avoid[...]

Here's What It Will Cost If Your Car's 'Check Engine' Light Stays On

Wednesday  17:37,   17 may 2017
Forbes

It can signal an issue as minor as a loose gas cap or as major as complete engine failure. Either way it’s not to be ignored.The kicker is that check engine light is often easy to ignore, as a vehicle may not exhibit specific symptoms of a[...]

Here's Why You Shouldn't Use Winter Tires in the Summer

Thursday  22:37,   11 may 2017
MSN

<p>PSA: Seasonally-appropriate tires absolutely make a difference.</p>In a winter tire, the rubber compound is designed to stay soft at lower temperatures to increase grip on slippery surfaces, and it also features deeper treads and more[...]

How much should standard car maintenance cost?

Thursday  16:52,   11 may 2017
Driving.ca

Inevitably, your vehicle needs servicing a few times a year – and getting a fair deal from your auto shop takes away some of the painLet’s do a comparison on one of Canada’s perennial favourites; the Honda Civic. For a 2012 LX trim level, a set of[...]

See and be seen, give yourself room and stay smooth to keep safe in heavy rain

Thursday  16:51,   11 may 2017
Autofile

See and be seen, give yourself room and stay smooth to keep safe in heavy[...]

Winter tires, even when worn, perform better in winter than new all-season tires

Wednesday  16:37,   10 may 2017
Autofile

Winter tires, even when worn, perform better in winter than new all-season tiresLast year, Canadian retailer Kal Tire commissioned a series of independently conducted tests that measured cold weather performance of new winter tires against that of[...]

6 Things You Should Do Before You Sell Your Car

Tuesday  17:41,   09 may 2017
U.S. News & World Report - Cars

Selling your car may seem like a daunting experience. You need to know the market and pick a Goldilocks price. You’ll need to clean it and have it inspected. You’ll need to wrangle all of your paperwork from the depths of your filing cabinet.Then[...]

5 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Trade-In Value

Monday  23:06,   08 may 2017
U.S. News & World Report - Cars

One thing many car buyers look forward to is the ability to get a good deal on their vehicle’s trade-in value.&nbsp;One thing many car buyers look forward to is the ability to get a good deal on their vehicle’s trade-in value. But when a car is[...]

PSA: Do Not Put Grease On Your Brakes To Stop Them From Squealing

Monday  21:01,   08 may 2017
MSN

<p>Yes, someone actually thought this was a good idea.</p>Now, I know what you're thinking. Someone probably just greased up a stuck caliper so they could winch a car onto a flatbed or something. Oh how I wish that were the case, but it's[...]

Your Corner Wrench: Are ‘seasonal specials’ all the maintenance your vehicle needs?

Monday  20:31,   08 may 2017
Driving.ca

Knowing what’s included and what’s not (especially the latter) can help you get the most for your auto maintenance dollars .The basic spring (or summer/fall/winter) lube and inspection special almost always includes an oil and filter change, tire[...]

How to Get Your Car Ready For Your Next Road Trip

Monday  20:31,   08 may 2017
Popular Mechanics

Road trips are like a marathon race for your car. Make sure it's prepared. The arrival of spring always stirs up a longing for adventure. After months cooped up inside and navigating wet or icy roads, blue skies and warm weather are reason[...]

Is it time to retire your tires?

Friday  20:27,   05 may 2017
Driving.ca

Tread wear isn’t the only factor to consider when it comes to tire safety; cracked rubber can also render a tire unusable . It’s seasonal tire change-over time and from coast to coast, repair shops of every type are busy removing winter tires and[...]

How to Check the 6 Essential Fluids in Your Car

Thursday  18:28,   04 may 2017
Popular Mechanics

Your car works on fire, metal, and fluid, and if you don't keep things flowing, you're going to regret it.Since the invention of the automobile, drivers have sought ways to make their cars more efficient and reliable. Today's cars are the[...]