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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...


My First Car: Remembering My 1985 Honda Prelude

You’re always nostalgic about your first car—even if it wasn't the one you wanted.

This Is How Long You Can Drive on a Spare Tire

There are two types of spare tires, and you should absolutely know which type you have.


How the Ford Mustang Became a Cultural Icon

Certain car brands are more than mere steel, plastic and glass, but a metaphor that breaks all conventionality. The Mustang...


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What Is Ideal Tire Pressure in Cold Weather?

Lower temperatures mean lower tire pressure, so be prepared to inflate your tires more often during the cold weather months.


This Trick Will Get You a Better Price on Your Trade-In

If you want to get the best value for your trade-in when you buy a new car, you need to...

Why Is My Car Making a Clicking Noise When Starting?

The clue is in the clicking! Find out the likeliest cause based on the type of "click" you're hearing.


How to Defrost Your Windshield in Less Than One Minute

Beat the winter frost with this simple solution.


What Oil Does My Car Need in Winter?

Colder temperatures can change how well motor oil keeps your engine running. You may need to change the oil to...


A Truckload of Memories: The 1935 Maple Leaf

To some, that 1935 Maple Leaf was a decrepit old relic. To Ken Skjonsby, it was an old friend.


This is the Safest (and Fastest!) Way to Remove Snow from Your Car

We know, it's cold. Here's how to do the job quickly.

How to Unlock a Car Door Without Your Keys

The next time you lock your keys in a car, you’ll want to try these genius tricks.


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Smart DIY Storage Ideas to Make Your Garage Work Harder

Is your garage getting so cluttered there's barely enough room to park your car? These DIY garage storage ideas will...


Testing Coolant with a Multimeter: Step-by-Step Instructions

A simple diagnostic test of the radiator coolant for conductivity will show if you've got corrosion in your water pump,...


Northwest Deuce Days: The Best Canadian Car Show You’ve Never Heard Of

For three days every three years, car enthusiasts from across Canada set up shop at Victoria's Inner Harbour to celebrate...


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12 Ways to Get Better Gas Mileage—and Pay Less at the Pumps

These savvy gas-saving strategies can improve your fuel economy and slash your car's operating costs.


Why You Shouldn’t Use Cheap Auto Parts

Take our auto expert's advice and avoid cheap economy auto parts. They typically wear out much faster than professional grade...


How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades, Step By Step

Don't put up with streaky wiper blades. With the help of these easy instructions, you'll be able to install replacement...


How to Find a Vacuum Leak

Vacuum leaks can cause a variety of engine problems, and pros charge money to find them. Here's how to track...

My First Car: Remembering the 1956 Morris Oxford

Like many first cars, this 1956 Morris Oxford had its fair share of quirks—and then some!


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20+ Things You Must Do to Get Your Car Ready for Winter

This handy checklist will help you avoid no-starts, frozen doors and other seasonal maintenance issues that could leave you stranded.


This Is What Happens to All of the Cars That Never Get Sold

Wouldn’t it be nice if dealerships just gave away the unsold cars for free?


Here’s How Often You Should Really Change Your Oil

No, changing your oil is not the same thing as adding oil.


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Always Do This Before Buying a Used Car

Considering buying a used car? Follow this four-step inspection program to determine the vehicle's reliability, condition and value.


New Life For an Old Car: Restoring a 1967 Mustang Coupe

Candy-apple red with power and style to spare, this 1967 Mustang coupe was a pure joy.