Tips & Tricks

  • 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. [...]
  • oil change
    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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  •     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 [...]
  • 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. [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • clean

    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 [...]

Reviews

More about cars

  • The originaL equipment tires on your new vehicle are part of an intricate financial relationship between the tire and car companies, dealerships and consumers. You may not have given much thought to those four round [...]
  • Hyundai and Volvo
    Hyundai and Volvo have become the first vehicles to be awarded a “good” rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS) began testing the headlights of new vehicles in 2016. The results have [...]
  • Contact Patch

    March 25, 2017 0
    Wheeled vehicles get their grip or traction or grip from that point where the tires touch the road. Whether there are two, four or 18 wheels, the available grip is determined by those points, contact [...]
  • wax

    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 [...]
  • By the age of five, I could identify the make of cars by the sounds of the engine as they climbed the hill outside our home. My paper route took me past a GM dealership, [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • GMC
    You just bought a new car, or are considering one. How does your choice compare to the rest of the country? Let’s take a look a sales figures for the first eight months of the [...]
  •     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 [...]
  • ABS

    ABS explained

    April 21, 2017 0
    In my humble opinion ABS or Antilock Braking Systems are the most significant safety advance since the invention of the brake itself. ABS requires no conscious thought, training or additional maintenance. Drivers simply have 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 [...]