Can I put any type of coolant in my car?
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
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
Top 7 Tips To Take Good Care of Your Car
Regularly scheduled maintenance and lubrication using the manufacturers recommended type and formulation of oil, grease and liquids is what will do the trick. Replacing normal wear-and-tear parts such as timing belts before they break is also a good path to ...read more
Tips on how to maintain the value of your vehicle
Most car owners never worry about the resale value of their vehicle until it comes time to sell it. The value of your car can be maintained throughout the years you own it by following a few simple rules. How ...read more
Tips for safe motorcycling
Riding a motorcycle is a great recreational past time. Motorcycling is also a great way to cut fuel consumption, avoid heavy congestion or lack of available parking issues. Many owners enjoy performing basic maintenance on their motorcycle.
Before you perform any ...read more
Do I really need to rotate my tires?
The answer is yes, but let us examine why it is pertinent to your particular vehicle. Each vehicle wears tires differently. Front wheel, rear wheel, all wheel drive or part time 4x4, they all have different wear patterns, advantages and ...read more
The truth underneath the hood
I spent the day today “googling” this topic. It seems like every garage from the fly by nights to the well-established dealerships offer what they claim to be “convenient service”. Most service centres offer anything from an 18-30 minute turn-over ...read more
How to read your V.I.N.
Every vehicle has a unique V.I.N. (vehicle identification number). The V.I.N. is stamped onto a small metal plate and is attached to the driver’s side of the dash board where it meets the windshield. The V.I.N. is a 17 digit ...read more