Diagnosing many car problems is easier with an automotive or mechanical stethoscope-a tool that lets you hear inside the car’s engine. Here’s how you can use one to diagnose trouble with your vehicle.
Keep your car battery working at peak performance (and avoid an expensive service charge) with these tips for a 10-minute seasonal car battery check-up.
If you go through the trouble of detailing your aging car, sooner or later the rusty wheels are going to bug you. Here’s how to refinish the wheels so they look new again.
Is your car’s oil all black and gunky? Better change it now. Here’s how to choose the right engine oil and oil filter for your vehicle.
Automotive electrical problems might seem insurmountable, but they’re not. All you have to do is locate where the current stops flowing, which is easy with today’s tools. Here’s how to fix automotive electrical short circuits.
Is your car or truck’s engine a greasy mess? Don’t really know how to clean an engine? Follow these simple steps to make your motor as shiny and clean as it was when it rolled off the assembly line.
Got a bent or broken car antenna? You can easily fix both pillar-mount and fixed-mast antennas for less than $20 in parts. Here’s how!
Repair broken power locks by replacing the actuator, which is a common problem on late-model Fords. You’ll save on the shop fee plus some of the new part cost.
Gas lifts that hold up car hoods, trunks and rear hatches can wear out and become a problem, especially in cold weather. Here’s how to fix the problem quickly and cheaply.
Believe it or not, there’s a right way and a wrong way to pour oil from a plastic bottle into your car’s engine. By holding the container properly, you can actually eliminate those messy gurgles.
Replacing a car’s thermostat (or T-stat) is an easy and inexpensive repair. In most cases it will cure an overheating or no-heat problem, sparing the time and expense needed for expert diagnostics.
Standard roof racks are not meant to carry heavy, wide loads, and can actually tear off at high speeds. Here’s what you can do to prevent this expensive disaster.
If you’ve never considered buying a used car, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about it. Here’s why.
Know what you’re getting yourself into. Read on for everything you need to know about car insurance.
Avoid being overcharged for a service you don’t really need. Here are four car repairs you absolutely must drive away from.
Worried about getting a bloated bill for your auto repairs? Here’s advice on how to reduce your auto mechanic bill and negotiate with your mechanic.
Before you spend more money on car repairs, get the inside scoop from real auto mechanics on which expensive, unnecessary procedures to avoid.
For Keith Horsfall of Alliston, Ont., Buicks have always been a part of his life. The moment he laid eyes on a Buick his father bought in the late 1940s, Keith has never wanted another car. Today, Keith and his wife, Wendy, continue to buy, sell, own and love Buicks. Read his story in the July issue of More of Our Canada.
As parents, we’re often passing things to our children in the back seat of the car to keep them entertained and quiet. I never realized the effect this was having on my ability to focus on driving.
If you have driven with a toddler in the back seat of your vehicle, you already know that it can be hard not to be distracted by the constant demands for attention being hurled over your shoulder (sometimes quite literally). Children aren’t the only distraction, though…