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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...


I Met My Future Husband Through Our Shared Love of Cars

Would our initial encounter have been possible without the Meteor and the Corvair? Not likely. And look at us now!

How to Fix a Burn Hole in Car Upholstery

Wondering how to repair those ghastly cigarette burns in your car seat? We’ve got you covered.


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The RV Trip Planner: 5 Tips For the Best RV Road Trip Ever

Jumping on the RV bandwagon this summer? With expert advice on everything from packing to driving, our RV trip planner...


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Should You Be Worried About Old Gas in Your Tank?

Exactly how much impact can old gas in your tank have on your car's performance? Our automotive experts weigh in.


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Check Out This Incredible Camper Trailer Makeover

After almost 50 years of exposure to the sun, snow and rain, every exterior surface of this camper trailer needed work.

Does Driving Without the Air Conditioner On Actually Save Gas?

Sure, you can sweat it out without turning on a vehicle's air conditioning. But is it worth the sacrifice?


The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Car Washes

When you just can’t do it yourself, there are plenty of ways to get your car washed. Whether your ride...


Building a Replica 1915 Model T Military Ambulance

Sharing a love for vintage cars, two old friends come together for one last hurrah.


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How to Check Tire Pressure

Learning how to check tire pressure is easy and inexpensive. Make it a part of your monthly maintenance routine in...


What to Do If Your Car Shakes When Braking

Sometimes cars shake when you brake. And while pulsating while braking is usually an easy fix, any issue with a...

What Is a Brake Caliper—And How Do You Tell If It’s Damaged?

If your car is equipped with disc brakes, brake calipers are critical to slowing and stopping your car. Here's what...


This is the Dirtiest Thing at a Gas Station

And no, it's not in the bathroom.


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How to Clean Rubber Car Mats

Cleaning the dried mud and spilled coffee off your rubber car mats is quick and easy with a high-pressure garden...


The Heartwarming Story Behind This Car’s One-of-a-Kind Paint Job

When I’m driving “Old Red,” people see me coming.


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7 Car Fluids To Check Right Now

Harsh winter conditions are tough on your vehicle's fluids. Spring is a great time to check the fluids to keep...


Labour of Love: Restoring Our Jaguar E-Type

This husband and wife team restored an old Jaguar E-Type to its former glory, and got more than just a...


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How to Clean Inside Car Windows

Follow these steps to clean glass on the inside and get rid of fingerprints, smudges and the dust generated by...


How to Find a Car’s Engine Code in the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Identifying two key codes will help you buy the right parts for your car. Here's how you can find the...

What to Do When Your Engine Is Knocking

Take action to stop engine knocking before your engine becomes seriously damaged.


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5 Great Online Sources for Classic Car Parts

One of the great challenges of owning a classic car is sourcing replacement car parts at a decent price. To...


How John Lennon’s Rolls Royce Limousine Ended Up in This B.C. Museum

This magical mystery car holds a special place in pop culture history.


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15 Things You’re Doing to Your Car That Mechanics Wouldn’t

Your car goes through enough wear and tear as it is.


How to Change Your Own Brake Fluid

Save money at the mechanic by learning how to change your own brake fluid.


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Surprising Ways You’re Wasting Money on Your Car

Following outdated car care advice may cost you big in the long run.