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Cleaning an Engine: Step-by-Step Instructions

Is your car or truck's engine a greasy mess? Don't really know how to clean an engine? Follow these simple...


How to Replace a Car Antenna

Got a bent or broken car antenna? You can easily fix both pillar-mount and fixed-mast antennas for less than $20...


Replacing a Car Thermostat: Step-by-Step Instructions

Replacing a car's thermostat (or T-stat) is an easy and inexpensive repair. In most cases it will cure an overheating...


Car Accessories: Roof Rack Safety Warning

Standard roof racks are not meant to carry heavy, wide loads, and can actually tear off at high speeds. Here's...


How to Get the Best Used-Car Deal

If you've never considered buying a used car, it's the perfect time to...


Everything You Need to Know About Car Insurance

Know what you're getting yourself into. Read on for everything you need to know about car insurance.


4 Car Repair Scams to Watch Out For

Avoid being overcharged for a service you don't really need. Here are four car repairs you absolutely must drive away...


5 Easy Ways to Dispute Your Mechanic Bill

Worried about getting a bloated bill for your auto repairs? Here's advice on how to reduce your auto mechanic bill...

AMA Distracted Driving Challenge

As parents, we're often passing things to our children in the back seat of the


Taking the “It Can Wait” Distracted Driving Pledge

If you have driven with a toddler in the back seat of your vehicle, you already know that it can...


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Distracted Driving: Just Don’t Do It

In our increasingly fast-paced world, it's become commonplace to see people texting, doing makeup and worse while driving. Safe driving...


3 Ways to Reduce Driving Distractions for Parents

Reader's Digest has teamed up with The Alberta Motor Association for the #NoDistractions campaign to raise awareness about the danger...


4 Things You Need to Know About Car Insurance

The ins and outs of vehicle coverage can be tricky. Here's what you need to know to understand and navigate...


8 Ways to Reduce Distracted Driving

Distractions while driving are everywhere and can include anything from mobile phones to billboards and backseat passengers. Make the road...


8 Deadly Dangers on the Road

According to Transport Canada, 30,000 people in Canada have been killed in car crashes in the last decade. That's enough...


7 Important Driving Habits

Regardless of if you're a veteran driver or completely new to the roads, here are seven driving habits worth repeating...

8 Ticketable Distracted Driving Offences in Alberta

If you drive anything with wheels, there's one thing you should be focusing on: the road. That's the message behind Alberta's...


10 Shocking Facts About Texting and Driving

Think you can juggle your smartphone and the wheel of an automobile? Think again. Texting and driving may seem like...



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6 Clever Car Games for Kids

Being trapped in a car with children on a long drive can sometimes seem like a form of torture. One...


Jill Barber’s Playlist for Your Summer Road Trip

Looking for the perfect playlist for cruising around this summer? Look no further.

Your Guide To The Perfect Summer Road Trip

From sea to shining sea, Canada is home to 900,000 kilometres 
of asphalt. What are 
you waiting for?


The Truth About Driving and Cell Phones

In the last decade, thousands of accidents have been caused by distracted drivers. Chances are you have used your cell...


7 Car Safety Tips for Dogs

Are you planning a road trip with your dog? Don't think for a second that seat belts are merely for...


5 Tips for a Safe and Happy Family Car Trip

Taking the family for an extended car ride? Here's some practical advice to make your road trip...


Diabetes in the Driver’s Seat

A quick guide to ensuring your safety on the roadway, as well as protecting other motorists. In this article you...