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.

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...


Why You Shouldn’t Attach Any Other Keys to Your Ignition Key

It's hard to believe something as small as keys could have such a big impact on your vehicle.


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Why Are My Windshield Wipers Squeaky?

When your windshield wipers squeak, you need to determine the source of the noise. Here are four of the most...


Is a High Mileage Oil Filter Worth It?

High mileage oil filters and motor oil, which fight corrosion and other problems caused by combustion gases, can be especially...


How to Maintain Car Tires: 3 Things You Can Do to Extend the Life of Your Tires

One of the most critical maintenance chores for cars is checking the tires regularly. You'll save money and extend the...


Can You Put Racing Oil in Your Daily Driver?

Racing oil is a special blend of oil designed for the rigours of high speeds—not for daily driving. Here's why...

How to Jump Start a Car Safely

Ever found yourself stranded with a weak or dead car battery? Learn how to jump start your car safely with...


15 Crazy Things Car Mechanics Have Seen on the Job

Most car mechanics have a tale or two to tell. Here are some of the craziest things car mechanics have...


11 Things You Should Never Keep in Your Glove Compartment

While drivers need to keep important documents in their vehicles, keeping them in your glove compartment can also make you...


This Is the Best Polish For Your Dashboard—and It’s In Your Pantry!

Clean your car's dashboard without chemicals or spending a single extra cent.


Will a Car Wash Hurt Your Car’s Finish?

While automatic car washes will damage your car’s finish, there are many ways you can minimize the degradation of your...


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8 Car Anti-Theft Devices to Protect Your Ride

According to police reports, 85,000 vehicles were stolen across Canada in 2017 alone. Keep your car safe—and maintain your peace...


This Is Why You Should Never Leave a Water Bottle in a Hot Car

It has nothing to do with drinking icky warm water...


Here’s What a Clay Bar Does—and Why You Need One in Your Car Care Arsenal

Why would you want to take clay—yes, the same stuff that’s dug up out of the ground—and rub it against...

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How to Fix Rust On Your Car

If you ignore rust spots on your car, they'll spread and turn your sheet metal into Swiss cheese in no...


Why Does My Battery Keep Losing Its Charge?

If your car battery keeps losing its charge, don't ignore it. Here's why it happens and what you should do...


How to Test a Car Battery

Car batteries eventually stop working and it's important to diagnose the problem correctly. Learn how to simply and safely test...


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How to Fix Paint Chips on a Car in 4 Easy Steps

If you ignore chips and dings in your car's paint, they'll turn into a much bigger problem: Rust. Here's how...


5 Things You May Not Know About Cabin Air Filters

Yes, unhealthy air is everywhere, but why allow it to funnel into your car and make even the shortest drives...

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13 Things You Should Never Do To Your Car

If your goal is to keep your car in mint condition, avoid these driving and maintenance mistakes at all costs.


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.


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.


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.


What to 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...


Why Does My Steering Wheel Shake?

Find out the most likely reasons your steering wheel is shaking and what you can do to solve the problem.