Parking lot accidents are all too common. A speedy driver rushing towards an exit, an SUV parked in a spot for compact vehicle and a distracted driver backing out, all this is a recipe for a fender bender or worse. Read More
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What does milk have in common a car seat? They both expire! However, while milk just gets chunky and smelly, there is no clear physical evidence to suggest that your car seat has reached, or passed, its expiry date – unless it’s Volvo’s inflatable car seat, in which case all the bets are off…
So, what should a parent know before purchasing their child’s car seat? Let’s have a look: Read More
Every car owner can use some repair tips for their vehicle, even if they aren’t experts. While some repairs and maintenance jobs will require a professional, many can be done at home, in the garage or out on the driveway. Knowing which task can be accomplished quick and easy will not only save you money, but also teach you more about your vehicle. Read More
There is a wide range of car tires out in the market that drivers often don’t even know about. Depending on the driver’s lifestyle, road conditions and weather, car tires can change the whole driving experience. Performance tires can give you more control; off-road tires can offer more confidence on rough terrains; and low profile tires look sleek and handle better. Read More
When it comes to car problems, it’s easy for one to panic and think of the worst-case scenario. If you are prepared and have a plan, however, a breakdown does not have to be the worst thing that can happen to you. Keep in mind the following 10 steps and rest assured that you will stay safe when your car breaks down on the road. Also be sure to check our list of 9 unsafe cars currently on the road right here to see if yours is one of them! Read More
Several car repairs can drain your wallet quickly, with easy-to-perform maintenance wasting money for new car owners everywhere. You can do a wide range of repairs yourself, regardless of your technical skill, such as changing oil and other fluids as well as rotating your tires. If you want to make the most of your car without having to take it to the dealership for every issue, read on to learn five maintenance tasks you should be doing yourself: Read More
Make your engine last longer! Put 400,000 kilometres or more on your car! Drive your engine clean! These are some of the promises made by auto parts manufacturers and others who are trying to get you to buy something that may or may not make your car last longer. However, there are three sure-fire things that you can do to make sure your car lasts as long as possible. Read More
Commuters and Canadian winters have never gotten along. The frosty drop in temperature, the increasing snowfall and the icy roads make the festive season a dangerous one for drivers. So before you rush out to treat your loved ones with presents and turkey dinners, take precaution and put some attention on your vehicles first—because when time comes to make it home for the holidays you want to be certain that you, your passengers and the precious cargo of gifts will have a safe ride back.
If you keep your tires inflated to the proper pressure you can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3%. Properly inflated tires will also last longer.
You can locate the proper tire pressure for you vehicle on the sticker in the driver’s side door jamb or your owner’s manual. Do yourself a favour and pick-up a tire pressure gauge at your local hardware store for about $5.
Make sure you keep those tires properly inflated and save yourself money at the pumps! Read More
First, remember that no matter which dealership you purchase your vehicle from you can get your warranty service and maintenance done at any local dealer of your choice.
Now let’s take a closer look at independent repair shops versus dealer service departments.
One of the significant benefits of visiting a dealership service department is the technicians work day and day out on the models they sell. Technicians have access to the latest training and diagnostic tools associated with the vehicles in the showroom. As a result, they can usually identify the problem in your vehicle more accurately and efficiently. This can be advantageous for complicated technology related repairs. Read More