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9 Times You Should Be Using Your Emergency Brake—and 3 Times You Shouldn’t

It was one of the first things you learned in driver's ed, so of course you know when to use...


Protect Your Vehicle from Freezing Over with This Trick

Proper lube can prevent binding and freezing and save you the cost of a busted regulator. You can lube your...


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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...


Getting a Vintage Alberta Forestry Truck On the Road Again

For this firefighting family man with a love of cars, restoring the ’68 Fargo forestry truck was a must.


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8 Expensive Mistakes That Devalue Your Car

Are you devaluing your car without even realizing it? Avoid these eight car maintenance mistakes, which can send the resale...


Our Travels: The Ultimate Family Road Trip

One family drove 6,285 kilometres through four provinces, spent 23 nights camping in a tent and teepee, visited ten provincial...


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8 Things to Do If Your Car Breaks Down in Winter

When a winter storm hits and you're on the road, there might be no time to think about survival. Remember...


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13 Winter Driving Mistakes That Could Put You in Danger

Safe winter driving is as much about being cautious as it is about avoiding dangerous mistakes. We asked winter driving...

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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The 15 Craziest Cars Ever Built

From a car that's faster than the speed of sound to one that's shaped like a cat, you have to...


My First Car: Remembering My 1985 Honda Prelude

You’re always nostalgic about your first car—even if it wasn't the one you wanted.


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.


How the Ford Mustang Became a Cultural Icon

Certain car brands are more than mere steel, plastic and glass, but a metaphor that breaks all conventionality. The Mustang...


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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.


This Trick Will Get You a Better Price on Your Trade-In

If you want to get the best value for your trade-in when you buy a new car, you need to...


Why Is My Car Making a Clicking Noise When Starting?

The clue is in the clicking! Find out the likeliest cause based on the type of "click" you're hearing.

How to Defrost Your Windshield in Less Than One Minute

Beat the winter frost with this simple solution.


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...


A Truckload of Memories: The 1935 Maple Leaf

To some, that 1935 Maple Leaf was a decrepit old relic. To Ken Skjonsby, it was an old friend.


This is the Safest (and Fastest!) Way to Remove Snow from Your Car

We know, it's cold. Here's how to do the job quickly.


How to Unlock a Car Door Without Your Keys

The next time you lock your keys in a car, you’ll want to try these genius tricks.

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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...


Testing Coolant with a Multimeter: Step-by-Step Instructions

A simple diagnostic test of the radiator coolant for conductivity will show if you've got corrosion in your water pump,...


Northwest Deuce Days: The Best Canadian Car Show You’ve Never Heard Of

For three days every three years, car enthusiasts from across Canada set up shop at Victoria's Inner Harbour to celebrate...


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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.


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...