Tips & Tricks

  • Restore trim

    Restore trim

    September 12, 2019 0
    Hurricane Dorian caused considerable damage, not only to property, but to the plastic finish on my well-maintained, low-mileage pickup. The day after the storm was clear and warm. I grabbed the keys to the truck, [...]
  • winter tough on vehicles
    Vehicles are not particularly fond of winter. The older they get, the deeper that dislike for the bitter cold. Being prepared could make the difference between a few unpleasant minutes of exposure, and a dangerous [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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, [...]
  • oil change
    Don’t hurry to change your oil Chemistry and technology have made huge advanced over the past couple of decades. This is especially true for engines. Manufacturing tolerances, and emission regulations are both tighter. Engines have [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]


  • Chevrolet Impala
    I saw my first Chevrolet Impala in 1958. The triple taillights told me it was different than the Bel Air parked next to it. The Impala remained atop the Chevrolet hierarchy, until it was replaced [...]
  • Infiniti QX50

    2019 Infiniti QX50

    April 1, 2019 0
    The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is new from road to roof. That’s a good thing, because the outgoing version was getting a bit long in the tooth. The new QX50 is shorter, wider and taller than [...]
  • Jeep Cherokee

    2019 Jeep Cherokee

    March 30, 2019 0
      There are four Jeeps – the ubiquitous body-on-frame Wrangler – and a trio of crossovers – Grand Cherokee, Cherokee and Compass. They all are engineered to offer the off-road prowess expected of the brand. [...]
  • Toyota Camry
    I am provided a constant supply of press vehicles for appraisal. All but a very few are extremely well equipped. It is easy to forget what a plain, ordinary everyday vehicle is like. Rental cars [...]
  • Ram 1500
    I have reviewed pickups for more than three decades. During that time I have witnessed the transition from workhorse to family “car.” The majority of pickups in press fleets supplied for the media have been [...]
  • Porsche cayenne
    Porsche launched the third-generation Cayenne in 2018 last year. Now it is adding S and Turbo versions in North America.Standing side-by-side with the older mode, the new Cayenne is more hunkered down. It is 25 [...]
  • Hyundai has brought a redesigned Santa Fe to the fight for 2019. The larger, and poorly-named, Santa Fe XL, will be replaced by the three-row Palisade this year as a 2020 model. The 2019 Hyundai [...]
  • Mustang Bullitt
    This one had me the second the engine came to life – that gorgeous and distinct sound of a barely muffled American V8. The sound track in this case, came from a specially modified set [...]
  • GMC Terrain
    GMC is using the 2019 Terrain Denali to gain a foothold in the growing mid-size luxury utility vehicle segment. It has positioned the Denali against established luxury brands like Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln and [...]
  • VW Atlas
    The Volkswagen Atlas is part of the plan to address the company’s shortcomings in North America. Volkswagen, marketed as a premium brand, has struggled to keep up the relentless onslaught of Asian products with their [...]

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  • Restore trim

    Restore trim

    September 12, 2019 0
    Hurricane Dorian caused considerable damage, not only to property, but to the plastic finish on my well-maintained, low-mileage pickup. The day after the storm was clear and warm. I grabbed the keys to the truck, [...]
  • traffic safety
    Crowded roads and driver distraction are the two biggest challenges facing the international traffic safety community. When the two issues converge, the significance is magnified. The number of vehicles in North America is staggering. There [...]
  • Volvo safety
    Volvo and safety have become synonymous. Geely recognized the wisdom of combining Chinese manufacturing prowess with Swedish design. It let Volvo engineers and designers do what they did best. The result has been astounding success [...]
  • Porsche
    Porsche owners love not only their vehicle, but their dealer. A few weeks ago J D Power declared Porsche the most reliable vehicle on the road following its 30th annual Vehicle Dependability Study. Now comes [...]
  • No Picture
    What do belts, boots and recycling have in common? Your first guess may have something to do with getting rid of old clothing. The answer we were looking for is winter driving and what you [...]
  • Up to 80 per cent of crashes can be eliminated, or reduced in severity if drivers had one additional second of warning. Awareness results from paying attention, communication and vision. Communication is by definition an [...]
  • No Picture
    One of the tricky tasks facing drivers in winter occurs when we try to get out of the ruts or trails left by preceding vehicles. This often involves thick, heavy and wet slush. Getting safely [...]
  • winter tires
    Dealers are not trying to rip you off. The modern generation of winter tires are most effective when installed in sets of four. Read why here as it appeared in the Halifax Herald and other [...]
  • Kia Sorento
    SUVs are classified as a truck. It is wise to keep that in mind when driving one in winter conditions. Sport Utility Vehicles, or Crossovers as they are known, have taken over the market. As a [...]
  • Lexus
    Lexus has been named the most dependable car brand in America for the eighth straight year. Its parent company – Toyota – nailed down the runner-up spot. Porsche was named the most dependable single vehicle [...]