By Lori Straus Whether you’re about to purchase a used vehicle or you already own one, unless the manufacturer has your name and contact information, you won’t find out directly if your vehicle is under recall. Follow these steps to check if your vehicle has a recall. Afterwards, we’ll let you know how to get... Read More.
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by Lori Straus A well-maintained car will last you years, and a proper budget will let you enjoy your vehicle without constantly worrying about money. We’ve collected a few New Year’s resolutions for you and your care so that you’ll get the most enjoyment out of your vehicle. General Maintenance Keeping your car in shape... Read More.
by Lori Straus A couple of years ago, I interviewed a young man who had just begun working at his family’s used car dealership after he finished university and a year or so at an OEM dealership. His underlying philosophy about selling was that he understood how important a car was to each of his... Read More.
by Lori Straus Perhaps the biggest headache in winter next to an increased chance for an accident is clearing snow. Clearing sidewalks is bad enough, but if you have a garage that’s clean enough to store your car in, that leaves your driveway fully exposed to the next dump of snow. A plow on your... Read More.
by Chris Chase The transmission is an integral part of any modern car. It provides low gear ratios that maximize power in acceleration and high gears that allow for efficient highway cruising. And if you drive a vehicle with an automatic transmission, you know that the car decides which ratio is best for any situation.... Read More.
By Chris Chase Introduced in 2015, the Acura TLX is the brand’s mid-sized luxury sedan model. It replaced the TL, a car that spanned four generations between the mid-1990s and 2014. While this first-generation TLX looks plainer than its predecessor, its drivetrain promised better performance. A then-new four-cylinder option came with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission,... Read More.
by Chris Chase Perhaps you’ve heard it suggested that you should never buy a car in its first year after a major redesign. This common maxim seems counterintuitive: A new design should be more reliable, thanks to the ever-improving precision that goes into the manufacturing process. It’s not a universal truth, but it is common... Read More.
By Lori Straus One thing no one looks forward to in winter driving is ending up in a snowbank. At best, you may have accidentally straddled your car over a parking medium you didn’t see because the snow was too deep. At worst, your car drove nose first into a ditch and your windshield is... Read More.
by Chris Chase If you’re looking for a way to move a family of five or six, no vehicle can beat a minivan’s practicality and interior space. And for family buyers on a budget, a minivan that’s about 10 years old could be an affordable way to meet your daily driving needs. However, as when... Read More.
by Lori Straus Snow and ice are around the corner in southern Ontario, but it’s already shown its face in parts of Northern Ontario. With the change in weather comes the change in driving habits. Below you’ll find five driving habits you should change for the winter. Your Winter Driving Kit Checklist Change from your... Read More.