Car Car Tips & Other News

Your Battery Wants to Tell You Something

Those first cold mornings after a long, hot summer can be the death knell for your battery.

5 Ways to Ready Your Ride For Winter Wrath

Fall car care is all about getting ahead of Old Man Winter. A little work this time of year preps your ride for the rain, snow, ice, sleet, and hail that awaits.

Reading The Lines: Cracks in Your Glass

Drive long enough and you’re sure to encounter a chip or crack in your windshield.

Sometimes it’s caused by a gravel truck; sometimes the wound is on the passenger side. Whatever the case, ignoring the scar isn’t the best option.

Those Important First Steps In Teen Safety

Teenagers only account for 13 percent of licensed drivers in Canada, but they account for roughly a quarter of all road-related injuries and fatalities.

Worn Brakes Frays Driver Safety

You're driving down a steep mountain pass in the middle of summer and apply slight pressure against the brake pedal. As your vehicle approaches a curve, you push down harder but your brakes don't respond properly.

"Heat build-up makes the braking system less effective," said Tony Molla, vice president of the National Automotive Service Association. "It could get to the point where the brakes don't work at all, especially if your brake pads are worn down."

Three Ways to Make Tires Last Longer

An underinflated tire poses a safety risk and also wears out faster. Can you rely on tire warning lights in your dashboard? No really. Here's why.

The Missing Link: Give Your Tires a Firm, Steady Grip

Drivers throughout North America are already dusting off their snow chains. Technology has changed since the classic tire links were patented by Harry Weed in 1904.

See how the latest in tire traction can help keep your vehicle from sliding on snowy roads.

Brake Line Inspection Prevents Stopping Problems Down the Road

Brake lines enable that panicked emergency stop to end with a relieved sigh or nervous laughter instead of crumple and crunch.

The lines are integral but not indestructible, so routine inspections are crucial.

Even New Tires Get Road Weary Without A Little Attention

Make sure your tires grip the summer road

Tires tolerate a lot of stress, even on blistering summer roads. But they need a little nurturing to keep your family safe on all those upcoming road trips and weekend outings.

5 Reasons to Check Your Tires This Month

Traction improves with proper inflation

Tires don’t get much attention until something goes wrong--like sliding through an intersection during a heavy February storm.

Yet, a few moments of attention can help prevent disaster. After all, tires are one of your vehicle's most important safety components.

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