What Does Your Transmission Fluid Do?

Your transmission is a crucial component of your engine. And your transmission fluid is necessary to keep transmission gears flowing smoothly. Without sufficient transmission fluid, your car can fail to perform as it should. Meanwhile, with the proper amount of fluid,...

Common Radiation Questions

Your radiator is essential for maintaining a safe operating temperature in your engine. Without a radiator, a running engine can overheat to the point where parts fuse and break, which can completely total your engine. So, simply put, it's crucial to maintain your...

How to Tell if Your Tires Need to be Changed

First, there's the sound, a loud "POP, whssssssh!" Then, you're startled due to the fact that your car is hard to control (otherwise completely uncontrollable). You grab the wheel with white knuckles and guide your car (which is now behaving like a barge in the middle...

Is Your Car Summer Ready

Summer means sweltering heat. As you walk down the street, you'll notice that you need to adapt to keep cool. You sweat, consuming gallons of water to monitor your perspiration. You wear sunglasses to keep those harmful UV rays away from your eyes. You use some of...

Here’s a 10 Minute Road Trip Prep

Getting your car ready for a road trip can take as low as 10 minutes. Here is a quick road trip checklist in order to help ensure your vehicle's safety and reliability for your travel: Check all fluids like engine oil, power steering, brake, transmission, and...

How to Take Care of Your Car During Summer

Before hitting the road this summer, you can take several simple precautions to keep your family safe and save money at the pump. Extreme heat and long drives may be tough on cars. Cracked hoses, leaky radiators, underinflated tires and dirty filters can significantly...

How to Maintain Your Car During Spring

After a long winter, you're likely ready to quit your hibernating ways for some adventure and sunshine. For many Canadians, this means family vacations, trips to the cottage, camping excursions, and weekend road trips. Whatever your style, chances are you are...

How to Protect Your Car From Pothole Damage

If you do hit a pothole, take a minute or two, as soon as it is safe to do so, to visually inspect your vehicle and make special note of any damage to the tires. If you see any damage or seem like your vehicle just isn't driving the way it normally does, visit your...

How to Jump Start a Car Battery

Learning how you can jump-start a car battery isn't difficult, but it can definitely be intimidating for first-timers. Here are a few of the reasons why your battery might have died and some tips for jumping starting your battery that will help you go back on the road...