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Autos: Ownership

4 ways to make your car last longer

Wednesday  17:36,   07 december 2016
autoblog

Staying on top of routine maintenance will help yourKeep your car clean: Washing your car makes it look great, and helps increase it's lifespan,...[...]

Planning for your retirement – from driving

Wednesday  17:36,   07 december 2016
driving.ca

With our skills diminishing as we get older, being proactive will put the decision in your hands, not those of someone elseNot as crazy as it sounds, and yet, something few of us consider as we age. “We think about RRSPs and pensions and living...[...]

Your Corner Wrench: How to save your car from winter

Wednesday  17:20,   30 november 2016
driving.ca

Here are a few essential tips to keep things running smoothly when the Mercury dips past freezingUnder the hood: When the temps drop into the Arctic range (think -15° C and lower), vehicle fluids take on some unique properties. Engine oil, automatic [...]

This Is How To Haul Stuff On Your Car Roof

Tuesday  17:21,   29 november 2016
msn

Only kooks allow surfboards to fly off the roof at speed.This brings up a comment someone made on a piece I wrote last month about the Camaro 2.0T. I had strapped a surfboard to the roof of the car, and a commenter who called himself Dr_Ribs_Revere...[...]

Yes. You Need Winter Tires Now

Tuesday  17:21,   29 november 2016
autotrader.ca

Yes. You Need Winter Tires NowAs I drove to work this morning in -2 with light snow falling across the Greater Toronto Area I couldn't help but remember all the people who tell me year in year out, that they don't need "snow...[...]

Collision Repairs: What your insurance company might not tell you

Monday  17:06,   28 november 2016
driving.ca

Check to be sure your coverage includes OEM parts, and if not, you may want to consider a policy upgradeYou can find all kinds of opinions on whether or not OEM parts are superior or inferior to aftermarket components but if you ask just about any...[...]

Goof of the Month: Warranty Rules Matter

Monday  16:35,   28 november 2016
autotrader.ca

Every month, we ask for stories from our technician pals which highlight the need to understand one’s vehicle, how to maintain it, and how it works.Welcome to Goof of the Month! Every month, we ask for stories from our technician pals which...[...]

What to Do If You Lose Your Car Keys

Tuesday  18:20,   22 november 2016
usnews

Losing your car keys in 2016 can be an expensive proposition.Predictably, those tiny computers and their software are expensive to replace. It can cost up to $400 to replace a modern key fob because of their wireless transmitters and encrypted...[...]

Your Corner Wrench: More dash icons you shouldn’t ignore

Tuesday  18:20,   22 november 2016
driving.ca

You might be in a bad habit of ignoring those bright dashboard lightsWhat are all those annoying little warning lights on your vehicle’s dash trying to tell you? Here are some of the more common ones with a straight-forward translation of their...[...]

Worn winter tires can be safer than new all-seasons!

Monday  18:35,   21 november 2016
autofile.ca

Winter tires, even when worn, perform better than new all-season tires when temperatures drop below 7 degrees Celsius.> Once beyond 50% wear, a premium winter tire will perform significantly better than an economy winter tire.Video: The All-New...[...]

Your Corner Wrench: What those dash icons are really trying to tell you

Friday  18:20,   18 november 2016
driving.ca

Ignore that warning light at your own risk – and what that really means is, don't ignore it at allThey’re always at the top of the most annoying things about owning a vehicle list; instrument panel icons. And it seems that we’ve gone from zero...[...]

The Worst Things You Can Do to a Brand-New Car

Thursday  17:21,   17 november 2016
roadandtrack

How should you break in a new car engine? According to leading engineers (and your owner's manual), these are the things you should never do.Host Jason Fenske's advice, basically, is to take it easy. For the first few hundred miles, don't go...[...]

Getting your car ready for winter is about more than just your tires

Thursday  17:21,   17 november 2016
auto123

Winter tires are just a start. Drivers need to be fully prepared to take on the cold conditions. Follow these 10 recommendations.According to the Ontario Ministry of Transport, in 2015, there were 7,271 more collisions in December than in May. In...[...]

Here's how you can restore your headlights

Wednesday  18:21,   16 november 2016
autoblog

Having good visibility is important. Here are steps to take to restore your headlights to...[...]

Winter tires: Calculating tire wear and preventing it

Tuesday  18:07,   15 november 2016
auto123

You want to know if your winter tires are still safe for the upcoming cold season without having to ask your local mechanic? Here are various methods to calculate winter tire wear.No need to ask your local mechanic. Here are various methods to...[...]