Autos: Ownership

A Driver’s Guide to Pavement Lines and Lane Markings

Friday  17:55,   10 november 2017

<p>How do you feel when driving on a fresh black coat of unmarked pavement?</p>It’s easy to overlook pavement markings; they’re part of our driving ritual, guiding us through the road network like 2D rails. Ignore them as we may, this simple[...]

The time for winter tires is NOW!

Thursday  20:07,   09 november 2017

The drop in temperature, not just snowfall, is the signal to get ready for winterVideo: Busting Winter Tire Myths (provided by Breakfast[...]

The New Way to Protect Your Paint in the Winter

Thursday  17:22,   09 november 2017

Have you heard of the new paint protection products on the market?&nbsp;Video: Don't bother following these car maintenance myths (provided by Consumer[...]

Goof of the Month: Warning Light Bingo Ends in Rage

Tuesday  21:06,   07 november 2017

<p>This month’s story comes to us from Lori Boerio, a service advisor at an Ontario dealership.</p>This month’s story comes to us from Lori Boerio, a service advisor at an Ontario dealership. It highlights several important lessons, including[...]

How to clear up your headlights

Tuesday  19:24,   07 november 2017

Cooley tries seven ways and the winner surprises himWe brought in a 1990 Lexus LS with typically cloudy headlights and attacked them seven ways, ranging from specialized headlight products to home brew remedies that are all over[...]

How to Protect Your Car on Halloween

Friday  16:44,   03 november 2017
Consumer Reports

<p>Tips for cleaning off holiday tricks</p>Want to hear something spooky? Halloween tricks usually start before the holiday, and your car may be the[...]

I Put Diesel In My Car's Gasoline Tank! What Do I Do Now?

Thursday  16:22,   02 november 2017

<p>This is disastrous for your engine, so if it happens, here’s what to do next.</p>Hello! This is the beginning of what will be a regular feature on this internet website: A column in which I investigate your car problems, mostly to determine [...]

If your car isn’t making you sick, its fluids might

Thursday  16:22,   02 november 2017

It goes without saying: Most automotive fluids are not meant to be ingested by living creatures . But a lesser-known feature is its effect on automotive paint. It will permanently stain your auto’s finish, if left in contact for even a few minutes.[...]

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 [...]