Autos: Ownership

Run-Flats vs Self-Sealing Tires

Thursday  16:21,   02 november 2017

It’s annoying and potentially dangerous to get a flat tire, and while tires have improved immensely over the years, it’s still possible to pick up the nail that will ruin your day. So what’s a motorist to do? There are some options, and the[...]

Your Corner Wrench: Keeping your ride warm this winter

Wednesday  15:39,   01 november 2017

When the cold winds blow, here's how to keep your ride nice and toasty“I need a new thermostat!” is the most common rallying cry from chilled drivers and passengers. But new thermostats seldom bring any relief and good mechanics won’t recommend[...]

Think you’re paying too much for insurance? Blame your neighbours

Tuesday  21:51,   31 october 2017

If you're a good driver but not happy with your insurance rates, blame your neighbours and shop aroundKanetix is an online insurance comparison marketplace, and a recently released study shows who is getting dinged the most for car insurance. We [...]

6 Things to Know About Your Car's Transmission

Tuesday  21:50,   31 october 2017
Consumer Reports

<p>Maintaining the gearbox is important—and often overlooked</p>Taking care of your car or truck’s transmission is important for its long-term health. But all too often, car owners misunderstand the basic maintenance that’s needed to keep a[...]

Eight tips for driving safely this Fall

Friday  17:46,   27 october 2017

Canada's most beautiful season brings with it its own driving[...]

Winter maintenance specials: Hype or value?

Thursday  18:25,   26 october 2017

Now's the time to order your winter tires, but you might be able to pass on other servicesVideo: Don't bother following these car maintenance myths (provided by Consumer Reports)Click to expand Your browser does not support this video [...]

What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Teen Drivers

Wednesday  17:35,   25 october 2017
Consumer Reports

<p>Practical tips for guiding them through these dangerous years</p>Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens. In fact, the crash rate per mile driven for 16- to 19-year-olds is nearly three times the rate for drivers age 20 and older, and the [...]

Goof of the Month: Check Your Air Filter (for Rodents!)

Wednesday  16:36,   25 october 2017

<p>Every month, we highlight a story or situation that reinforces the need for drivers and shoppers to understand their vehicle, how to maintain it, and how it works.</p>This month’s story comes to us from John Kennard, an automotive[...]

Here's Why You Should Always Open Your Car Door with Your Right Hand

Tuesday  18:57,   24 october 2017
Reader's Digest.CA

<p>Here’s Why You Should Be Doing the “Dutch Reach”</p>A 2011 report found that there was roughly one dooring accident in Chicago every day of the year, accounting for about one in five of all reported bike crashes. New York City announced a[...]

Are You Ready for a Flat Tire?

Tuesday  18:56,   24 october 2017
Consumer Reports

All drivers are at risk of getting a flat tire, but many new-car buyers might be surprised to find their new vehicle doesn't come with a spare. About 28 percent of 2017 model-year vehicles did no t come with a spare tire, based on a new study by [...]

How to Replace a Coolant Hose in 10 Steps

Tuesday  16:57,   24 october 2017
Reader's Digest.CA

<p>What You’ll Need to Install a Coolant Hose</p>1. Before you begin, make sure you aren’t running the engine without proper ventilation. (Safety note: If you need to raise your vehicle, use safety stands under the frame or drive-on[...]

Death by Stealth: A Look at Things That Quietly Kill Your Ride

Friday  18:08,   20 october 2017

When you think of stuff that slowly kills your ride over time, rust is the most likely thing that comes to mind.&nbsp;When you think of stuff that slowly kills your ride over time, rust is the most likely thing that comes to mind. It forms[...]

Foggy Windows, and How to Stop Them Fast

Thursday  19:26,   19 october 2017

You know when you finish your morning shower, and you go to check your fine self out in the mirror, and you can’t see diddly-squat because of the fog? Or, when you can see your breath in the morning, so you know the day will be cold and miserable,[...]

Winter Tire Myths and FAQs

Thursday  19:25,   19 october 2017

Winter tires. We’re not here to say you should use them, because you already know that. Instead, we’re going to throw you some facts and dispel some myths about these round-and-black purveyors of cold-weather rubber goodness. So what’s a winter tire [...]

Six Steps To Ensure That Your Car Doesn't Smell

Wednesday  17:41,   18 october 2017
Road & Track

Your old car stinks? Like, literally? Here's how to make it smell fresh.Video: Will Olive Oil Really Clean Your Dashboard? (provided by[...]