Autos: Ownership

Motor Mouth: New technologies I wish I had thought of

Wednesday  17:09,   04 july 2018

With our laser-like focus on electric vehicles and cars that drive themselves, it’s easy to forget that innovation comes in many forms. No stranger to the “now why didn’t I think of that” self-recrimination, Motor Mouth looks at some head-smackingly >>>

Tall SUVs Could be Tough on Rover's Knees

Tuesday  21:54,   03 july 2018

Two of the reasons for the growing popularity of SUVs and crossovers are the big rear cargo area and taller ride height. Two of the reasons for the growing popularity of SUVs and crossovers are the big rear cargo area and taller ride height. A... >>>

This Is Why Cars Use AC-Producing Alternators When They Run On DC Power

Tuesday  17:02,   03 july 2018

Have you ever wondered about the electricity that courses through your car? Do you suspect that there’s a captive bolt of lightning held in a magic jar? Of course you don’t. You’re not a Neanderthal. You know there’s a battery and an alternator. You >>>

Insurance Myths: Real or Busted?

Wednesday  19:52,   27 june 2018

Car insurance. It’s something you don’t really want to pay for until, all of a sudden, you need it. Car insurance. It’s something you don’t really want to pay for until, all of a sudden, you need it. Then you’re either glad you had it or... >>>

What happens when a run-flat tire goes flat

Tuesday  18:54,   26 june 2018

My recent blowout in a BMW put a spotlight on the pros and cons of run-flat tires.Rewind to last weekend, when the assenger-side rear tire of my 2018 BMW 640i Gran Turismo test car had a brief encounter with a Detroit-style pothole. Normally in this >>>

Goof of the Month: Red Fluid Destroys Transmission

Tuesday  17:31,   26 june 2018

Welcome to Stories of the Mechanically Declined! This month’s story comes from Lori Boerio, a service advisor at a major dealership in Northern Ontario. It reinforces the importance of servicing for complicated powertrain components in new... >>>

Your Corner Wrench: Cool down the furnace of your car before you get inside

Friday  21:12,   22 june 2018

In the summer heat, there are ways to cool down your interior before you sit down in the hot seatThere are the obvious cheap fixes, such as buying and using a windshield shade for both the front and back glasses. Theses low-tech solutions are easy... >>>

Dinged in a collision? Don’t let your wallet take a hit, too

Friday  21:12,   22 june 2018

You may think a minor crash isn't worth reporting, but what may look like just a scratch can be hiding major damage underneathYou may look at an innocent scratch on a bumper or a minor ding and think, ‘why not cut someone a break?’ But... >>>

Recalls: Ignore them at your and your wallet’s risk

Wednesday  18:29,   20 june 2018

A vehicle recall can be about safety or just saving you moneyVideo: What to Do If Your Car Is Affected by the FCA Recall (provided by Consumer Reports) Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) {... >>>

Why Rodents are Chewing up Car Wires and What You Can Do to Prevent it.

Wednesday  17:38,   20 june 2018

It’s a cruel fact of nature that mice – and all rodents for that matter – have incisors that never stop growing.  appeared first on WHEELS.ca.Bad orthodontics is precisely why Toronto resident Pearl Rae could not start her 2007 Toyota one day... >>>

Hard Paint vs. Soft Paint

Friday  21:04,   15 june 2018

An explainer for how a car's paint hardness determines what sort of detailing methods to use.Kosilla explains that the terms "hard" and "soft" should be looked at not as two sides of a coin, but rather on a spectrum. If a paint can be easily... >>>

Keeping your car cool this summer

Friday  18:51,   15 june 2018

With rising temperatures and family hauling, your engine's radiator and cooling system need to be in peak operating conditionVideo: 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Review (provided by The Drive) Your browser does not support this video... >>>

Car Care Hacks for Products You’re Already Using

Thursday  17:33,   14 june 2018

Welcome to the 2018 installment of our somewhat-annual list of springtime car care hacks! This year, we’re focusing on helping you make better use of the car care products you’re using now – that is, the stuff that’s currently in your garage or... >>>

5 Dumb Things Drivers Do

Thursday  16:30,   07 june 2018

We have all experienced frustrating—or in many moments, full-on angering—moments on the road dealing with other... >>>

Your Corner Wrench: Is there a cheap way to fix your A/C?

Wednesday  16:53,   06 june 2018

So, your air conditioning is on the fritz. But a repair doesn't always have to hurt your walletVideo: Extreme Weather Testing at Eglin Air Force Base (provided by The Drive) Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function... >>>