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Ultimate Guide: Driving in the Snow in Canada

Driving in the snow, especially on the icy roads in Canada, can be a daunting task. Here, the elements are unpredictable. As Canadians, we are conditioned to be able to drive in extreme weather conditions, but regardless, pile-ups and wrecks follow wherever the snow and ice go. That’s why the […]

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Winter Tire Change Over Season

It’s winter tire change over season in Canada! With the flurries approaching, its important to prepare for whatever might slide your way. Driving in Canada during the winter means learning to safely navigate behind a wheel while understanding and dealing with the elements. Being one step ahead and ready for […]

Fix a Flat Tire Without a Spare

How often have you had to change or fix a flat tire? With newer vehicles, it might be something you’ve never considered. Do you have a jack? A spare? Do you know what you would do if you suddenly got a flat on the freeway, had to pull over, and […]

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Different Types of Tires

  Who doesn’t want to have a smooth roll down the road? We all want a more comfortable ride with our vehicles. To achieve that, we need to start giving much thought to the tires when purchasing our vehicles. Most people are more concerned about the color or the make […]

What Does the Color of Your Engine Oil Mean?

Paying attention to the color of your vehicle’s engine oil is an essential part of the upkeep of your vehicle’s condition. If you pay close enough attention, you can figure out the maintenance that needs to be taken care of based on the color of the oil. Making it important […]

Top 10 Myths about Engine Oil

The importance of engine oil in the operation of your vehicle cannot be gainsaid. Oil lubricates the moving parts of the engine, prevents them from rusting, and ensures they don’t seize up. Thus, engine oil needs to be changed regularly. Unfortunately, there are certain myths that have cropped up about […]

Why Should You Monitor Your Oil Level?

It’s easy to forget things. That’s a given.   Keeping track of a lot of things can get tiring after some time. But we have to understand that we monitor things for a reason. For doctors, they monitor their patient’s vitals to know if they are getting better or worse. […]

Why Is My Car Burning Oil?

Cars burn a lot of things.   It burns fuel to run. You can burn rubber if you want to go fast. It can sometimes burn money if you want add-ons and enhancements. But if there’s one thing your car should not be burning then it should be oil. When […]

Oil Viscosity Explained

Choosing the right cooking oil to use can get really tricky. You have sunflower oil, canola oil, peanut oil, palm oil, and vegetable oil. Each of them have their own qualities that allow you to take your cooking to the next level. But in finding the right oil, sometimes it’s […]

How Often Do I Really Need to Change my Oil?

When changing your car’s engine oil, it’s best to follow your car’s manual. If you lost your manual, adhering to the 3000 mile rule does not hurt but modern cars can easily run more than 3000 miles in one change. I remember my dad telling me when I first got […]

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Avoiding a Dead Battery in the Winter

Cold weather can drain your car battery. Batteries get weaker the colder it gets. In the summer months, the high temperatures speed up the process of corrosion within the battery – the damage done here usually does not appear until the battery becomes more strained with use. As the months […]

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Maintaining Your Brakes in the Winter

Winter driving conditions taking a toll on your vehicle is a common occurrence living in Canada. The north can sometimes be unforgiving. It’s important to understand the parts of your vehicle being affected by this type of weather because there are a few things you need to ensure to maximize […]

dead battery in the winter

Avoiding a Dead Battery in the Winter

Cold weather can drain your car battery. Batteries get weaker the colder it gets. In the summer months, the high temperatures speed up the process of corrosion within the battery – the damage done here usually does not appear until the battery becomes more strained with use. As the months […]

brakes in winter

Maintaining Your Brakes in the Winter

Winter driving conditions taking a toll on your vehicle is a common occurrence living in Canada. The north can sometimes be unforgiving. It’s important to understand the parts of your vehicle being affected by this type of weather because there are a few things you need to ensure to maximize […]

Avoid Spending Too Much on Car Repairs

Nothing can come close to your car when it comes to providing you with quick and reliable transportation. However, just like with any other machine, your car will definitely need maintenance and repair from time to time. This process can be expensive and devastating, especially if it’s something that you […]

Top 10 Myths about Engine Oil

The importance of engine oil in the operation of your vehicle cannot be gainsaid. Oil lubricates the moving parts of the engine, prevents them from rusting, and ensures they don’t seize up. Thus, engine oil needs to be changed regularly. Unfortunately, there are certain myths that have cropped up about […]

The Busy Car Owner’s Car Maintenance Checklist

They say that part of owning something means having to take care of that specific “something”. That’s why when you were younger as soon as you got home from the pet shop you were taught how to feed your pet and how to look and clean after it. It’s pretty […]

Oil Viscosity Explained

Choosing the right cooking oil to use can get really tricky. You have sunflower oil, canola oil, peanut oil, palm oil, and vegetable oil. Each of them have their own qualities that allow you to take your cooking to the next level. But in finding the right oil, sometimes it’s […]

How Often Do I Really Need to Change my Oil?

When changing your car’s engine oil, it’s best to follow your car’s manual. If you lost your manual, adhering to the 3000 mile rule does not hurt but modern cars can easily run more than 3000 miles in one change. I remember my dad telling me when I first got […]

Is your car ready for spring?

Despite a fresh blast of winter last week in the GTA, spring seems to be upon us.  For those who don’t know, May is ‘National Car Care Month’ in Canada.  The end of winter and the return of more bearable temperatures mean there are important things that every car owner […]

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Which automobile manufacturer is the most reliable?

Cars have certainly come along way over the past few decades.  It used to be normal to see cars broken down at the side of the highway waiting for a tow truck.  But this is a rare occurrence with today’s modern vehicles.  With sophisticated computer monitors and sensors on almost […]

Fuel Mileage Series Part 2:  Hypermiling

In this weeks post, we will take a look at a trend that is gaining in popularity around the world.  Its called hypermiling, a form of extreme energy efficient driving where the aim is to get the most mileage out of every litre of fuel.  If you’ve ever been stuck […]

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