Gas prices fluctuate so wildly, it seems pointless to worry about what you actually put in your tank. Add labels like “premium,” and you likely assume that means “more money.” It does, but sometimes spending more on premium gas is necessary. In fact, for some vehicles, premium gas is a must; for others, though, it... Read More.
by Lori Straus Although winter is nice for allergy sufferers—no pollens to contend with—it does come with a negative for everyone: as the temperatures outside drop, a car’s engine produces more particulates, which could affect your cabin air after the season. In this blog post, we’ll explain what that means and why spring is a... Read More.
By Lori Straus Sometimes, no matter how hard we try to avoid it, we have to drive through deep water. Pull over as soon as you can and inspect your vehicle. Water can cause a lot of damage, and you don’t want to cause expensive repairs by continuing to drive. In this blog post, we’ll... Read More.
by Lori Straus With spring melts and heavy rains happening throughout Ontario now, the time to adjust from winter driving to spring driving has come. That includes being mindful of floods. Driving through deep water, even if you think your car can make it, is best avoided because of the potential for damage to your... Read More.
by Lori Straus Owning a car means you own a very complex piece of machinery that seems to come with its own language when it’s in trouble. Do you hear regular knocking under the hood? Or squealing? Or perhaps more of a grinding? And what do these sounds mean? In this blog post, we’ll cover... Read More.
By Lori Straus Whenever the check engine light has come on in our family vehicle, I’ve certainly panicked. If something’s wrong with the engine, that’s bad! Will the car explode? Likely not. In this blog post, I’ll explain a few checks that can help you decide if it’s still safe to drive your vehicle with... Read More.
by Lori Straus Why spend money on your car when you can save it? Follow these tips below to save money on your vehicle right now. In the winter, we usually turn our car on early to warm it up. However, only the first minute or two make a difference in the interior temperature of... Read More.
by Lori Straus Windshield wipers cost so little to replace and yet when they start to break down, they can create some serious trouble by not properly clearing windshields. In this blog post, we’ll cover a few maintenance tips for windshield wipers and then quickly explain how to replace them when the time comes. How... Read More.
by Lori Straus Changing the air filter in your engine is perhaps one of the quickest and cheapest DIY maintenance tips you can do to extend your car’s life. In this blog post, we’ll explain why your engine’s air filter is so important and explain how to change it. Why Does Your Engine Need an... Read More.
by Chris Chase With its relatively new technology, electric vehicle (EV) ownership raises a lot of questions. We’ve already answered a couple of them in our articles about how long it takes to charge an EV and how much charging one costs. Some other common ownership questions revolve around electric car maintenance. Do EVs need... Read More.