Tips & Tricks

  •     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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • AutoGlym
    I ran across AutoGlym Magma by accident. I ran across a post by a friend on the west coast, bragging about its effectiveness. Due to my obsessive desire to try vehicle-cleaning products, I headed to [...]
  • If regular fuel is good, then premium fuel must be better – right? Not necessarily for most vehicles. Going to that more expensive stuff may provide no benefit at all. You won’t get more power, [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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. [...]
  • 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 [...]
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    Don’t hurry to change your oil Chemistry and technology have made huge changes in the past couple of decades. This is especially true for engines, where manufacturing tolerances and emission regulations are both tighter. Engines [...]
  • 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 [...]
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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 [...]


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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 [...]
  • Car enthusiasts in the eastern seaboard of the US or the Canadian Maritime provinces will have a rare opportunity at the end of June. They will be able to see some very rare and special [...]
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    Safe design

    March 8, 2017 0
    Safety has always been a factor in vehicle design, but took on a more critical role in the seventies with the first 5 mph (8 km/h) bumpers. Remember those beauties that protruded about one foot [...]
  • headlight regs dated
    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 [...]
  • No Picture
    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 [...]
  • Richard
    My background in all things automotive began at the age of five, when siblings and friends tell me I began identifying the make and model of car by just the sound of its engine going [...]
  • Dyson V7
    I drive a new vehicle every week of the year – it’s a tough job etc. But at the end of the week, I make it a point to return the vehicle full of fuel [...]
  • Every time I see someone driving down the road with a pet in their lap, I cringe. Obviously these people have no idea of the catastrophic results of an airbag deployment. The dog they so [...]
  • No Picture
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has begun testing headlights and including those results in its overall safety ratings. The first group of vehicles to be tested were midsize cars. The results were pretty [...]
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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 [...]