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I Missed Out on My Dream Car as a Teenager—But Found It Parked in My Driveway 25 Years Later!

What are the odds of me being reunited with the very car I'd coveted a quarter-century ago?

Great Canadian Road Trips You Need to Take at Least Once

These unforgettable routes offer breathtaking scenery, iconic landmarks and thrilling stops along the way.


How Much Do Car Dealers *Really* Make on the Sale of a New Car?

Find out how to obtain a vehicle cost report, which will reveal the dealer's cut on a new car sale.


The One Thing You Need to Know Before Charging a Dead Battery

There are several ways to recharge a battery. Choosing the right method depends entirely on this factor.


This is the Best Time to Buy a New Car

Industry insiders reveal a strategy that could save you thousands of dollars.

The Truth About Rust Proofing

With multiple rust proofing methods on the market, it can be a challenge to decide which one is best for...


Here’s Why Car Windows Have Those Little Black Dots

No, they're not just for decoration.

The Scary Truth Behind That New Car Smell

A lot of people love that new car smell, but they don’t realize how harmful it can be for their...


Why Does My Steering Wheel Shake?

Modern vehicles are designed to drive smoothly, even on not-so-perfect road surfaces. Although some vibrations when driving can be normal,...


Resurrecting the Fossmobile

In honour of the imaginative, resourceful bicycle mechanic who conceived, designed and built Canada's first successful gas-powered automobile.


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How to Repair Car Paint: A DIY Fix for Chipped, Scratched and Flaking Car Paint

Our guide will show you how to remove and repair flakes, chips, dents, dings and scratches on your car's finish...

10 Great Day Trips From Edmonton on One Tank of Gas

Whether you’re a born-and-bred Edmontonian, or a visitor looking to make the most of your vacation, these day trips outside...


This Man Stopped at Nothing to Track Down His Very First Car

Following the trail of his cherished ’65 Mustang coupe became an epic quest.


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The Most Dangerous Summer Driving Hazards (And How to Avoid Them)

Don't let the lazy days of summer cause you to become too complacent behind the wheel. Here are five driving...


Why Do North Americans and Brits Drive on Different Sides of the Road?

The British custom of driving on the left side of the road isn't a sign of eccentricity—there's actually a very...


The Best Day Trips From Vancouver

Want to make the most of your next trip to Vancouver? Fill up the tank and get ready to hit...

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15 Things You Should Never Leave in the Car

Your vehicle should be used for transportation, not storage. Keeping these items in the car could put your health and...


What You Should Know About Car Wax

If you've never waxed your car before but are interested in giving it a try, here's what you need to...


The Real Reason You Need to Repair a Chipped Windshield

That chipped windshield may have been caused by a small stone, but it could spell big trouble if you don't...


Our Old Farm Truck Was Truly One-of-a-Kind

Originally a sedan, this ’28 Chevy earned its keep as a farm truck during and after the Second World War.


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10 Vintage Trucks That Never Went Out of Style

These classic trucks are still seen on the road today—and their old age and storied pasts make them all the...


Why Don’t All Cars Have Gas Tanks on the Same Side?

The position of a car's fuel door (if you can actually remember where it is) remains one of the greatest...


Driving the Haines Highway: The Most Scenic Route in Canada

Designated a National Scenic Byway in 2009, the Haines Highway’s eerie seclusion is tempered by its unusual beauty—and the photo...


What Happens to Your Car When You Trade It In

When you trade in your old car for a brand new model, one of three things can happen.

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20 Quirky Roadside Attractions Across Canada

They may not be destinations in and of themselves, but these quirky roadside attractions certainly make the journey across Canada...


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9 Strange Car Noises—And What They Could Mean, According to a Mechanic

Your car is always giving you feedback, but are you listening? Auto repair shop owner and licensed auto service technician...


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The Best Do-It-Yourself Solutions For Scratched Car Paint

Car paint gets marred all too easily, but you can easily repair scratches yourself (provided they're shallow) with polishing compound,...


10 Great Day Trips from Montreal

Whether you’re a born-and-bred Montrealer, or a visitor looking to make the most of your vacation, these day trips outside...


Try This Simple Hack and You’ll Never Miss Another Oil Change

Can't remember when your car had its last oil change? This hack can help!


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The Best Day Trips from Ottawa

Seen and done everything our nation's capital has to offer? Add these great day trips from Ottawa to your itinerary!