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A Few of Our Favourite Ways to Make More Room In Our Cars

Car clutter is unavoidable, we know. Between the many coffee cups and bottled waters, spare shopping bags and just-in-case sweaters, it all begins to look a bit like a hoarder’s daydream by the end of the week. And that’s assuming you have the time to do the end-of-week cleanup at all — which, with holiday shopping season starting, will guarantee busy weekends all the way until January.

Below are some of our favourite ways…

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Baby On Board: Auto-Tools & Toys You Didn’t Know Parents Needed

Babies are a delight. They symbolize hope, legacy, incessant adorableness… and also a whole lot of mess. As a parent, you can only do so much to anticipate a little throw-up or a diaper disaster. That’s even harder when you’re trying to multitask. Things like work, time with friends, regular meals — they don’t stop just because a new baby’s around.

Commutes used to mean a little time to yourself in the…

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Stay Safe In the Neighbourhood This Halloween

As Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s time to break out the pumpkins for another cause: Halloween!

Yet with the parties, difficult-to-recognize costumes, and kids hopping on their trick-or-treating candy on the streets, it could also be a genuinely scary occasion when it comes to road safety...

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Your Guide to the Best DIY Buffing Job

With Canadian autumns being as notoriously short as they are, you only have a few more weeks until snow and hail come to a-crampin’ on your car’s style. So you might think: Well, what’s the point of bringing it in the shop? Getting your car to look as good as new, it turns out, could happen just in your own backyard.

Buffing or “wheeling” can easily be done yourself. Using a rotating wheel…
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Debunking Our Favourite Car Repair Myths

Do you fix it yourself, or go to a professional? Should you replace the part entirely, or would some common household item, like toothpaste or vinegar, do the trick? How much does it cost? How often were you supposed to clean, brush, or rotate that again?

Being a car owner means you’ll find yourself asking those questions pretty frequently. With the fickleness of so many different types of cars — not to mention how dearly…

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Here Are the Parts You Should Be Checking to Prepare for Fall

Seemed like it just happened overnight, didn’t it?

We’re of course referring to fall, which came without warning as usual. And with that comes the time to say goodbye to your AC — and hello to heaters, defrosters, seat warmers… Indeed, in times like these, staying warm and visibility are paramount to safety and comfort. Making sure they’re both up to speed should be done long before November comes along.

Here’s a…

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Looking for a Family Car? The Great Crossover vs. SUV Debate

They’re both sizeable, sturdy, safe; and nowadays, even stylish. Despite the enduring popularity of sportier vehicles and the rising status of greener, more compact cars, wheels that are practical for the entire household have become the latest segment to watch. With Cadillac, Audi, and even Infiniti — yes, of the millennials — coming out with bulkier iterations of their flagship cars, perhaps it’s time to think about supersizing.

But what’s the difference between crossovers…

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What Exactly Does “Clean Diesel” Mean?

In light of Volkswagen’s latest events, many people are wondering what exactly “clean diesel” means. You may understand it as a more environmentally friendly type of engine fuel, but how does it work? What qualifies the “clean” in its name? And how do you know if it’s right for the type of driver you are, or the kind of car you drive?

When we talk about engines, there are two types — diesel and…

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Is It Time to Give Your Brakes a Break?

Like our pets or toddlers, our cars can’t speak up whenever there’s a problem—though if only they did. Like vets or paediatricians, mechanics are also a rather costly expense. Therefore it’s important you learn how to pick up the signs of wear and tear.

Thankfully, as machines with hundreds of moving parts go, cars are pretty good at letting you know when something’s wrong, if you know where to feel…

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Is Your Engine Bay a Shambles to Look At? Clean it Up Yourself

When it comes to engine bays, you could certainly judge a book by its cover. There’s bound to be some grit and dust, but the cleaner it looks, the better it will work. A clean engine bay cools faster, and you lessen the chances of getting dirt or other harmful particles into your filter. Any problems, like leaks or wear and tear, can also be spotlit faster.

Good news is: Cleaning it up yourself…

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