Tips & Tricks

  •      Is your garage a little too crowded for a good-sized workbench? Fear not. All you need is as sheet of 3/4 inch plywood, three or four strong hinges and a couple of eight-foot 2x6s. [...]
  • An ideal garage

    March 24, 2017 0
    For many true car nuts the garage is more important than the house. Sure, you need a place to cook your food and a bathroom, but you can eat, sleep and live in a garage. [...]
  • Fogged Up Windows

    March 25, 2017 0
      How to deal with fog on the inside of your windshield Most motorists know to use the defrost position of your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system to clear the inside of the windshield. [...]
  •     Like everything else in life, tires get old. And just like us, they may look OK and be fine in everyday use, but they reach a stage where they are no longer able to [...]
  • wipes
      All who know me, are aware of my obsession with keeping vehicles clean. My wife complains that I try to restrict her from driving in the wet or on gravel roads. It should come [...]
  • One of the easiest ways to make your favourite set of wheels look better, is to park it on a bright, shiny, clean garage floor. But before you rush off to your the paint store [...]
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    Spring Cleaning

    March 28, 2017 0
      I drive more than 100 new cars a year and being a bit OCD, end up cleaning most of them. I thus have accumulated extensive experience and a list of favourite cleaning products and [...]
  • 10 tips for safe driving 1 – Expect the unexpected Processing all the visual information around us on the road and prioritizing it, is the answer to safe driving. We must be able to ask [...]
  • A few weeks ago I told you about ArmorAll Wash Wipes, an effective and simple way to clean the paint on a vehicle. The second step in that process is usually to apply a coat [...]
  • Now that winter is over, perhaps you’ve noticed some unpleasant smells inside your vehicle. Or you may notice your allergy symptoms on the rise. The smells may have been sneaking up on you over the [...]


More about cars

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    It has been my great pleasure, and job, to drive hundreds of new vehicles every year for more than three decades. I have watched as manufacturers embraced new technologies. They have not only coped with [...]
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    Looking for something for Father’s Day that won’t bankrupt you? How about an AutoGlym sample kit. For only $6.29 at Canadian Tire, you can gift wrap a small package that will help dad clean and [...]
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    $29.99 Armor All gift pack If you know someone who has just purchased or otherwise obtained a vehicle for the first time, here’s a neat “welcome to car ownership” gift suggestion. Armor All has packaged [...]
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    World’s best wax

    March 8, 2017 0
      It takes some gumption to advertise your product as the “best”. But a small Canadian company has gone further than that, endowing not only their wax, but the entire company with that moniker. Toronto-based [...]
  • headlights on small SUVs
    SUVs may be the hottest segment in the market – but the headlights on small SUVs are some of the worst! In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) not one of [...]
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    IIHS headlight tests reveal the vast majority of pickup trucks have poor headlights. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says each of the small pickups it has tested, is only available with headlights with a [...]
  • NAMYUNG, South Korea – The Hyundai – Kia R & D centre here, is a perfect example of how this massive South Korean conglomerate has become one of the Global Top Five vehicle producers. South [...]
  • teens
    A few years ago, the Ottawa-based Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) conducted a study that showed teen drivers are involved in a disproportionate number of serious crashes.  Driver training may be a provincial issue, but [...]
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    Volvo certainly made the news this week with the announcement it would only offer “electrified powertrains” in all new cars launched after 2019. “This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” Volvo [...]
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    Hands on the Wheel

    March 8, 2017 0
      You can tell a lot about drivers by the where they place their hands on the steering wheel. There is the classic nine and three – with subtle variations ranging from ten and two [...]