By Lori Straus Earlier this year, Volkswagen released a popular commercial for the Jetta GLI that suggests that the car’s stick shift prevents auto theft. Although news stories about car thefts abandoned because of stick shifts show up on occasion, driving one doesn’t necessarily protect your car from theft. On the other side of the... Read More.
If you’re a used-car buyer looking for a good deal, don’t expect to drive home something in an interesting colour. That’s the gist of iSeeCars’ latest study, which looked at which vehicle paint options were most likely to come with discounted prices on used-car lots. Buyers of beige cars are most likely to score a... Read More.
Barrie Thunder Classics Cruise Nights is run by the Barrie Thunder Classics Car Club. The cruise nights take place in Heritage Park at the waterfront every Wednesday from 6 p.m. until dusk.... Read More.
ImportFest is coming back to Toronto this Saturday, July 27, 2019. Taking up over 185,000 sq ft at its usual home in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, ImportFest says it has now become Canada’s largest aftermarket trade show.... Read More.
Ontario’s gas prices jumped in April when the federal government’s carbon tax went into effect and Ontario’s Conservatives countered with a cut to the province’s gas tax. But as we write this during the lead-up to Canada Day, Ontario’s average gas price is just under $1.20/litre, only two cents more than the national average.... Read More.
Basically, speed limiters are connected to the engine’s computer and prevent the car from reaching top speeds. Once sensors report that a vehicle is traveling faster than it’s allowed to (based on the manufacturer’s specifications, not road signs), it signals to the engine to reduce the flow of air and possibly also the sparks that create combustion.... Read More.
The Yorkville show will separate the 110+ cars into corrals, mostly by marque: Ferrari, Porsche (two corrals), Morgan, Aston Martin, and Lamborghini. The other corrals mix marques: supercar, modified, American, and open class.... Read More.
The 2019 Canadian International AutoShow, commonly called the Toronto auto show, opens to the public Friday, February 15. Known for showcasing the latest and greatest developments in the auto industry, the Toronto auto show also brings in some historic, classic vehicles.... Read More.
The auto industry is continually working to improve the vehicles they build. This includes looking for ways to make the car stronger, lighter and more efficient. This is where carbon fiber raises the bar.... Read More.