By Lori Straus As beautiful as the surrounding landscapes can be in the winter, with everything covered in white snow, one of the major inconveniences of winter is getting stuck in the snow. It can even happen with winter tires. Depending on the situation, you may need to call for help. However, in many cases... Read More.
By Lori Straus As I write this, it’s 9°C in the second week of December in my city in Southwestern Ontario. All my hard-earned shovelling is being erased. That makes it hard to believe that it’s still winter. But it is. If you haven’t done so yet, do it immediately: assemble your winter driving kit,... Read More.
That’s always the big question every fall, isn’t it? Do you change to winter tires early on to avoid “tire jams” at the garage? Or do you hold off as long as you can to keep your fuel efficiency high?... Read More.
How long is too long before you need to scrap your vehicle? We’ve compiled a few questions to ask yourself to help you decide if your car’s seen better days and is now destined for the scrap heap.... Read More.
Finding a good auto mechanic can help keep your vehicle running for years, limit maintenance costs, and ease the stresses of repairs caused in an accident. A good mechanic can also come in useful when buying a used car. But you don’t want to wait until you need a mechanic before you start looking.... Read More.
The last few decades have seen a few innovations in automatic-transmission technology. One is the continuously variable transmission, or CVT, which, instead of gears, uses a pair of pulleys connected by a metal belt. Another is the dual-clutch transmission, which is closer in concept to a manual transmission but adds automated shifting.... Read More.
Bill Sanderson bought his first car—a Nissan 240SX—before he had a license. But it wasn’t to drive. He wanted to repair it and add performance modifications to it. Now, over a decade later, he’s a licensed technician who specializes in repairing and servicing European and exotic cars in Canada.... Read More.
We’re at that point in the year where our knees tremble at the thought of checking the weather: will there be snow? But check it we must, and it tells us that yes, spring is on its way. Which means…time to clean your car! Below you’ll find a checklist of car maintenance tips for spring. Happy cleaning!... Read More.
Getting a notice in the mail about a safety recall of your vehicle can be alarming. It might make you worry about the quality of the car or truck you’ve recently purchased, especially if it’s a used vehicle no longer covered by a warranty.... Read More.
The days are getting shorter, the temperature is cooling – it’s time to get your vehicle ready for Fall. Here is a list of things to check in regards to preparing your vehicle for fall driving.... Read More.