If you’re keen on saving energy (and money) while driving, you’ve probably tried efficient driving techniques, like gentle acceleration and deceleration. But what if you could ease the strain on your car by avoiding the brakes altogether? In this article, we’ll cover what one-pedal driving is, which vehicles have it, some of its benefits, and... Read More.
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Over the last decade, many upscale car manufacturers have expanded their lineups with lower-priced models to attract shoppers who want the image a luxury vehicle projects as much as the posh features they come equipped with. But that doesn’t mean upscale brands are ignoring the demand for top-line prestige models. That’s especially true on the... Read More.
Dent Removal—DIY vs. Professional
Even the most careful drivers may get a dent or two in their vehicle over the years. Most small dents are superficial, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. Let’s go over the most common types of dents, what to do if you get one, some DIY dent removal methods, and when... Read More.
Mariclaro–Accessories Upcycled from Vehicle Interiors
Most cars eventually end up at the scrapyard, but that doesn’t have to mean their story is over. You’ve heard of car accessories, but what about accessories fashioned from your car? Meet Mariclaro, a Canadian brand that creates stylish and functional accessories from upcycled materials, including abandoned vehicles. Before a car is a demolished, the... Read More.
Compact Hybrid Crossovers
Despite being around for about two decades, gas-electric hybrid technology has only recently become widely available in the compact crossover segment. Ford has the most experience in the compact hybrid SUV class: It offered a hybrid version of its Escape from 2005 through 2012. Toyota didn’t offer a hybrid in this class until 2017, but... Read More.
The Mazda Miata
If you consider yourself an auto enthusiast, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of the Mazda Miata. Let’s take a closer look at why the Miata holds the Guinness World Record for the best-selling 2-seat convertible sports car in history. Background The Mazda Miata, also known as the Mazda MX-5, was first introduced to the public... Read More.
Unique Ways AWD Systems Work
If you’ve ever driven during the winter in Canada, you know how much of a difference the right drivetrain can make. If you’re thinking about getting a new vehicle this season, taking a closer look at your drivetrain options, especially all-wheel drive systems, may help you make your final decision. Types of Drivetrains The four... Read More.
Toronto AutoShow 2023
Calling all car fans! After a two-year hiatus, the Canadian International AutoShow is back to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Learn about the latest advancements in automotive technology, see vintage vehicles on display, and attend live discussions of what the future may hold for our relationship with both public and private modes of transportation. The Canadian... Read More.
News – January 2023
Electrification once again dominates our latest roundup of auto industry news, in which Stellantis prices new subcompact crossover models from Alfa Romeo and Dodge, Chevrolet reveals the first-ever hybrid Corvette, and Mazda adds driving range and rotary power to its MX-30 EV. Alfa Romeo prices Tonale subcompact SUV at $44,995 Alfa Romeo has announced that... Read More.
Recalls That Can Be Fixed Over the Air
One advantage of high-tech cars is that certain issues can be easily resolved with over-the-air recalls. Let’s go over what over-the-air recalls are and what you should know about them before upgrading to a new vehicle. What Are Vehicle Recalls? With traditional vehicle recalls, if a manufacturer identifies an issue with the car you drive,... Read More.