Tips & Tricks

  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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, [...]
  • brushes

    10 cleaning tips

    April 12, 2017 0
    Tips for 10 of the most difficult detailing or cleaning issues. Everybody who takes time to clean their vehicle on occasion has some favourite issues. If you’re a regular detail kind of person you know [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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. [...]
  • 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 [...]


More about cars

  • headlights
      As someone who drives hundreds of new vehicles every year, I am well aware of the disparity in headlight performances. Part of my normal test route involves unlit secondary or back roads. It only [...]
  • No Picture
    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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Porsche
    It may be too late for Mother’s Day, but here is a suggestion for Father’s Day — the new Porsche Sport Driving School. click here to see my story Admittedly, at $2,495 it is not [...]
  • 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 [...]