Maintenance

Get advice on how 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.

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...


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3 Easy Ways to Remove Paint Scratches From a Car

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


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,...


What Most People Don’t Know About Car Bumpers

Wondering exactly what a car bumper is and how it works? There's more to it than you might think! Here's...


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5 Steps to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

Extreme weather can take its toll on your car’s interior, body and undercarriage. Use this spring cleaning checklist to help restore...


Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Brake squeal is not uncommon; often caused by worn brake hardware, pads or rotor finish. But are squeaky brakes dangerous...


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9 Things That Can Happen to Your Car When You Don’t Drive It

If you haven't picked up your car keys in a while, you should be aware of these nine things that...


Why You Should Always Touch Your Car Before Pumping Gas

This simple action will keep you safe when pumping gas.

Are Remote Car Starters Bad for Your Vehicle?

Are remote starters a harmless convenience, or are they an unnecessary gimmick doing real damage to your vehicle?


The Most Common Symptoms of a Bad Brake Booster

Knowing the most common bad brake booster symptoms gives you early warning that the safety of your vehicle is at...


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5 Air Compressor Uses You Never Thought to Try

There are many ways to use an air compressor at home—all you need to do is think outside the box....


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10 Overlooked Services That Can Extend the Life of Your Vehicle

Ignoring your car’s maintenance schedule increases the risk of mechanical failure, which will cost you time and money. Keep these...


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5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Car Battery

Most car batteries will last three to five years, but multiple factors can reduce their lifespan. Here are five ways...


Winter Driving Safety Tips Every Canadian Should Know

Don't let the winter weather catch you—and your ride—by surprise. To make sure you're prepared, check out these winter driving...


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How to Change a Fuel Filter in 4 Easy Steps

Dirt is the number one enemy of your engine's fuel system. A clean fuel filter is one of the best ways...


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5 Headlight Upgrades for Better Style, Safety and Performance

These headlight upgrades give your ride a fresh set of eyes—with improved nighttime vision.

How to Replace a Car Starter

If you try to start your vehicle and the engine turns too slowly (or not at all), the starter or...


What To Do When You Accidentally Fill Your Gas Tank with Diesel Fuel

Gasoline in a diesel tank or diesel in a gasoline tank; either way it's not great news. Here are step-by-step...


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Changing Spark Plugs: What You Need to Know Before You Attempt to DIY

Changing spark plugs is an easy job—provided you have the proper tools, equipment and expertise. Here's what you should know...


How Often Should You Change Your Brake Pads?

How often should you change your brake pads? The answer depends on the unique combination of your vehicle and typical...


5 Clever Car Organizing Tips You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Is the interior of your car basically a junk drawer on wheels? Here are five quick and easy car organizing...

How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

Learn how to replace wiper blades with these step-by-step instructions from the auto experts at NAPA Canada.


Why Won’t My Car Reverse Like It Should?

You probably take shifting into reverse for granted, but wait until you try backing out of your driveway or parking...


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...


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

The next time these common car problems arise, save yourself some money by tackling the repairs on your own. Here's...


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...


How to Get Rid of Smoke Smell in Your Car

No one wants a ride that smells like cigarettes.