Strange Car Sounds—And What They Could Mean
Your car is always giving you feedback, but are you listening? An auto repair shop owner and licensed auto service technician describes common car sounds, and reveals what they could possibly mean.
20 Essential Tools Every Car Mechanic Needs
If you're doing car repairs, you need these items in your toolbox.
How to Recharge a Dead Car Battery Quickly—and Safely
We break down the right method to use depending on the situation.
What to Do When Your Car Won’t Start
Try these troubleshooting tricks before you call in the tow truck.
Which Rust Proofing Option is Right for You?
Find out which one is best for your car—and your budget.
13 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Car
Put the brakes on these common mistakes to help keep your car on the road—and out of the shop.
Try This Simple Hack and You’ll Never Miss Another Oil Change
Can't remember when your car had its last oil change? This hack can help!
How to Fix an Automotive Short Circuit
Automotive electrical problems might seem insurmountable, but they're not. All you have to do is locate where the current stops...
The Best Car Maintenance Schedule to Follow
Diligent maintenance is the only way to keep your car running reliably for the long haul. Half the battle is...
How Well Do You Know Your Dashboard Symbols?
Test your knowledge with our dashboard light quiz. (No peeking at the owner's manual!)
What to Know About Changing Your Car’s Oil Filter
Want to take the best possible care of your vehicle? Learn all about oil filters and when and why your...
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...
This is How Long You Can Drive on a Spare Tire
It all depends on whether your spare is a full-size regulation tire or a donut.
Why You Should Always Keep a Carpet Remnant in Your Trunk
Hint: it could help you out of a slippery situation.
How to Pour Oil—Without Making a Mess
Believe it or not, there's a right way and a wrong way to pour oil. By holding the container properly,...
This is How Cold It Would Have to Be For Gas to Freeze
If the temperature ever drops this low, frozen gasoline will be the least of your worries.
How to Prevent Winter Road Salt From Damaging Your Car
Canadian drivers are all too familiar with the corrosive effect of road salt on a car’s finish and undercarriage. Thankfully,...
10 Car Repairs You’ve Probably Wasted Money On
Could you be blowing your hard-earned cash on unnecessary maintenance?
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...
Always Keep This in Your Car’s Emergency Kit
Are you prepared for a roadside emergency? Consult our checklist of items that will come in handy the next time...
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 Often Should You Wash Your Car in Winter?
Between the snow, slush, sand and salt, keeping your car clean is a constant battle. If you want to stay...
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...
Licence Plate Theft is On the Rise—Here’s What You Can Do About It
In a matter of minutes, you can protect your licence plate from sticky-fingered gas thieves.
This Genius Hack Will Defrost Your Windshield in 60 Seconds—Or Less!
All it takes is a spray bottle filled with two common household ingredients.
8 Times You Need to Use Your Emergency Brake—and 3 Times You Don’t
It was one of the first things you learned in driver’s ed, so of course you know when to use...
What It Could Mean If Your Car Makes a Clicking Noise When Starting
The diagnosis depends on whether it's clicking once, or a series of rapid clicks. Either way, there's some maintenance in...
What Mechanics Mean When They Say It’s Time to “Winterize” Your Car
Hint: It has to do with your next oil change.
The Best Way to Remove Snow from Your Car
We know—it’s cold out there! Here's expert advice on how to tackle one of the season's most dreaded tasks quickly...