Maintenance

Car maintenance tips, with advice on do-it-yourself auto repairs to help keep your car looking like it just rolled off the lot. Learn how to give your car an oil change, fix car paint, install new accessories and replace your car battery and windshield—without the aid of a mechanic.

How to Defrost Your Windshield in Less Than One Minute

Beat the winter frost with this simple solution.


How to Check Your Windshield Wiper Fluid

Checking your windshield wiper fluid is not like checking your oil—it doesn’t have a dipstick. You simply fill it up...


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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.


How to Check Car Fluids: A Step-By-Step Guide

To keep your vehicle running smoothly, it's essential to check the fluids regularly. Armed with these instructions from the experts...


Why Is My Car Making a Clicking Noise When Starting?

Hearing clicking when you're trying to start your car can be upsetting, but it's less so if you understand what...


How to Prevent Winter Road Salt From Damaging Your Car

Canadian drivers are all too familiar with the corrosive effect of road salt on a car's finish and undercarriage. Thankfully,...


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The Best Car Maintenance Schedule to Follow for Good Car Health

Maintenance is key to long car life and good performance. Keep your car in excellent shape by knowing what needs...


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...

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...


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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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.


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...


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.


What Makes a Car Backfire?

The gurgle, pop or bang of a car backfiring can be frightening! Wonder what causes that noise? Here's a guide...


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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.

6 Things to Look For When Checking Oil

Want to check oil like a real mechanic? Here are six things the pros know to look for after pulling...


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...


The Most Common Car Problems—and How to Fix Them Yourself

The next time one of these common car problems arises, save yourself some money by tackling the repair on your...


Why Do My Brakes Lock Up When I’m Trying to Stop?

Brakes locking up, whether in an emergency or while simply slowing down, can be a frightening experience. Here's what you...


Why Do My Brakes Keep Grinding?

If you hear your brakes grinding, something is wrong. Here are four likely causes for the noise and what you...

Top 10 Cleaning Tips for the Inside of Your Car

If you drive a lot for work or have kids and pets, you know how hard it can be to...


How to Change a Flat Tire, Step By Step

Got a flat? You could call for roadside assistance, or you could change a flat tire yourself with the help...


How to Get Rid of Smoke Smell in Your Car

No one wants a ride that smells like cigarettes.


5 Car Security Tips to Protect Your Ride

Protect your car from theft and vandalism with these car security tips.


How to Prevent Licence Plate Theft

Prevent licence plate theft by using special screws that require a special security wrench to remove. They're inexpensive and take...


This is the Dirtiest Place in Your Car

According to new research, parts of your car can be dirtier than a toilet seat. Can you guess which is...