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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...


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...

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...


This Is What Happens to All of the Cars That Never Get Sold

Wouldn’t it be nice if dealerships just gave away the unsold cars for free?


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Always Do This Before Buying a Used Car

Considering buying a used car? Follow this four-step inspection program to determine the vehicle's reliability, condition and value.


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...


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8 Things to Keep in Your Car in Case of Roadside Trouble

Are you prepared for a roadside emergency? Consult our checklist of items that will come in handy the next time...


How to Prevent Licence Plate Theft

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

How to Change a Flat Tire, Step By Step

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


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Is Your Car Ready for a Road Trip?

Hitting the road for a well-earned escape? Consult these road trip rules to ensure your ride is in prime condition...


Bringing History Back to Life: The Journey of a Restored 1955 Chevy Bel Air

Inside the 28-year adventure of finding, purchasing and restoring a dream vintage car—a 1955 Chevy Bel Air.


How to Fix a Car Blower Motor

Restore multiple speeds to your auto heater/air conditioner blower by replacing a resistor module. It's a simple, quick change-out.


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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 Often You Should Be Replacing the Cabin Air Filter in Your Car

It's one of those little maintenance jobs you tend to ignore—at the risk of your own health.