Tips & Tricks

  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]


  • 2019 Lexus ES350

    2019 Lexus ES350 review

    February 22, 2019 0
    The Lexus ES has been around for almost 30 years. Ot was getting long in the tooth. The last major major change occurred in 2013 model. Lexus has given the ES350 a major makeover for [...]
  • Mazda MX-5

    2019 Mazda MX-5 GT review

    February 15, 2019 0
    There is something special about a sports car. Not a sporty car, but a true sports car with two doors, two seats and a removable top. It has to be light, and lithe with a drivetrain [...]
  • Honda Insight
    The first Honda Insight was a small two-door, two-seater, with a “unique’ shape. It appeared as a 2000 model. The second came along in 2009 as a five-door, five-passenger hatchback on a unique platform, which [...]
  • Cadillac XT4

    2019 Cadillac XT4 review

    January 31, 2019 0
    Cadillac is in the midst of a comeback attempt. It has replaced the head of the brand, moved its headquarters back to Detroit, is closing five plants and discontinued the CT6. It is struggling with a [...]
  • Chrysler Pacifica
    The world’s first, and only, hybrid minivan is like frosting a cake – it completes what is already one of the most attractive vehicular packages for a large family. The Chrysler Pacifica competes with the [...]
  • Mazda CX-9

    2019 Mazda CX-9 review

    January 26, 2019 0
      The 2019 Mazda CX-9 looks exactly the same as last the 2018 version. But hidden beneath that familiar and attractive sheet metal, is a mid-sizer that thinks and acts bigger and more expensive. Many [...]
  • TRD Pro
    It’s not often that people on my street, or on the road stare at a pickup. After all, they are the most popular vehicles on North American roads. The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, painted in TRD-exclusive [...]
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
    Not long ago, Mitsubishi was in danger of collapse. How times change. It is now part of the giant Renault/Nissan/Mitsubishi global alliance. Thus group has overtaken VW as the world’s largest car company. It sold [...]
  • 2019 Ram 1500
    It comes as no surprise that pickup truck sales continue to grow — up more than 13 per cent last year. These big rigs have morphed from beast of burden to urban chariot. You are [...]
  • Honda Accord

    2018 Honda Accord review

    January 16, 2019 0
    Accord and Camry slug it out. Despite the huge switch from cars to utility vehicles, the four-door family sedan remains a large and vital sector. Camry and Accord are all new for the 2018 model year. [...]

More about cars

  • 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 [...]
  • winter tires
    Atlantic Canadian drivers are more prepared for winter driving than everybody in the country, outside Quebec. According to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) we are among the most sophisticated drivers in the [...]
  • Ford F-150

    Winners and losers

    February 6, 2019 0
    The auto industry’s 2018 sales books are closed, and all the numbers are in. Using data from Automotive News Canada, let’s look at some winners, losers and observations. The Ford F-150 remained the best-selling vehicle [...]
  • intersections
    Intersections can be the most dangerous locations on any roadway. More collisions occur at intersections than at any other location. More cyclists and pedestrians are killed or injured at intersections than at any other point on [...]
  • winter tough on vehicles
    The recent rash of vehicle-pedestrian incidents highlights the need to properly clear a vehicle of ice and snow. All too often we notice drivers who can barely see out the windshield, because they have not [...]
  • proper seating position

    How to sit in a car

    January 27, 2019 0
    Very few drivers realize the role a proper seating position plays in the safe operating of a motor vehicle. The relationship to the airbag, and controls is critical. Visibility and the ability to remain in [...]
  • Blizzack winter tire
    Are your winter tires at the end of their useful life? Plan ahead and look into a set for next year. Bridgestone has announced an addition to the Blizzack line – the WS90. Designed for family [...]
  • During the past 35 years, the number of Canadian drivers over the age of 70 has exceeded the growth rate of the population by a factor of three. Those over 65 represent the fastest growing [...]