What Happens When You Skip Oil Changes?

Oil change

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September 20th, 2018

One of the main elements of your car’s engine is oil. This vital liquid plays a key part in keeping your engine running by lubricating metal parts, such as the pistons, to prevent premature wear. But most motor oil isn’t designed ...read more

5 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

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September 11th, 2018

“Canadians are fond of a good disaster, especially if it has ice, water, or snow in it. You thought the national flag was about a leaf, didn’t you? Look harder. It’s where someone got axed in the snow.” - Margaret ...read more

FTC Approves Final Consent Order Against BMW of North America

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January 18th, 2016

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order against BMW of North America LLC, whose Mini division allegedly violated the Magnumson-Moss Warranty Act by telling consumers BMW would void their warranty unless they ...read more

How Often Should You Change Your Cabin Air Filter?

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December 22nd, 2015

The cabin air filter, a feature found on most late-model vehicles, cleans the air that comes into the interior through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. It catches dust, pollen and other airborne material that can make riding in ...read more

Are Winter Tires Necessarily

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November 28th, 2015

Throughout the years, one of the questions I am repeatedly asked is “Are winter tires really necessary?”. The short answer is...”no”.  The long answer is, “that depends on how fun and exciting you think it is to be stuck in ...read more

What Are The Oil Grading Types?

Engine Oil Grading

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November 26th, 2015

Premium Conventional Oil: This is the standard new-car oil. All leading brands have one for service level SL, available in several viscosities. The carmakers usually specify a 5W-20 or 5W-30 oil, particularly for lower temperatures, with a 10W-30 oil as ...read more

5 Clever Car Tricks for Winter – Part 4

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October 20th, 2015

Fog-Proofing Your Windshield Put shaving cream on the inside of your windows and then wipe it off. Shaving cream has a lot of the same ingredients that commercial defoggers have, and it leaves a layer on the window to keep the fog off. Fill a ...read more

5 Clever Car Tricks for Winter – Part 3

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October 9th, 2015

Wiper blades frozen to your windshield? Soak a soft cloth with full-strength rubbing alcohol and wipe each blade. The alcohol will keep the blades from sticking to the window so they'll function properly even on the coldest day of the year.

5 Clever Car Tricks for Winter – Part 2

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October 5th, 2015

Increase headlight visibility With the harsh weather and road conditions, headlights are especially important during the winter. Cover each light with toothpaste and rinse off with warm water. This will drastically improve the clarity of your lights and is MUCH inexpensive than the ...read more

5 Clever Car Tricks for Winter – Part 1

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October 2nd, 2015

Icy windshields messing with your morning? Who likes scraping off ice—especially when you're in a hurry? Save yourself the trouble and rub a raw onion half on your windows and windshield the night before a big freeze; this strange little car ...read more

Can I put any type of coolant in my car?

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September 18th, 2015

Years ago, when full service gas stations were common place, the attendant had only one option for topping up coolant in your car, it was green. Today we have multiple choices of coolant, each which their own specific concoction to ...read more

The Surprising Ways Dealers Make The Most Profit Off You

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August 31st, 2015

As much as people obsess about negotiating the lowest possible price for a new car, that’s not where car dealerships make the most money. That would be the Service and Parts Department, where you’re probably not going to be able to ...read more