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Posts Tagged: maintenance
Handy garage gear, on the cheap!
Light-footed driving can cause turbocharger problems.
Keep your kids, pets, and car happy.
Summer dangers lurk.
Three pros talk top cleaners.
Counting the cost of crashing.
Double-check service records on used cars.
Some direct-injection (DI) engines may be prone to valve-gunk buildup, but a few tips can help fend it off
Even a reliable vehicle needs more than oil changes to keep it running safely
Some tips and tools to consider for a quick springtime shine
A look at some common automotive terminologies you might want to understand
This month’s subject left a mess for his mechanic, and paid for it
No muss, no fuss.
Maintenance tends to suffer in winter, wheels and suspension on bumps in spring
Beware of problems common when a vehicle is unused for extended periods
Maintenance and a good battery are key
You can get a battery trickle charger for $35 – and you probably should
PSA: Don’t follow these hilarious pieces of winter car-care advice
Shoppers should seek out maintenance records, not low-mileage cars, to find the best used ride
Pritch shares his list of used car features you should probably skip
Allows owners to request maintenance, a car wash or even a fuel-up, without getting behind the wheel themselves
Warranties cover repairs – as long as drivers keep up with regular maintenance
Here’s how seniors can reduce driving stress and improve their safety on the road
When it comes to your lease, a little planning can save a lot of money
Some ideas on properly equipping your garage for basic, intermediate and advanced work and detailing, where space is at a premium.
Dirty plugs nearly destroy V8.
The vehicle recall process is more complicated than it seems.
This month’s frightening story illustrates the importance of a circle check of your ride before setting off.
The traditional tune-up may be a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore your car this spring.
A checklist for your first ride of the season.
Usually, it’s a sound that gets drivers taking their rides into the shop – but it’s important to be aware of unwelcome smells, too.
Spark plugs need loving, too! Poorly maintained spark plugs can deteriorate, fall apart, and damage engine internals if left unchecked.
If your ride is overdue for its timing-belt change, you’ve got a ticking time bomb under your hood.
Another month, another $100 dollar repair bill turned into a $1,200 repair bill.
Five simple checks you’ll probably miss.
Winter is coming – meaning it’s time to be on the lookout for loose nuts
With increasing complexity and technology, fewer people have the tools and skills to service their vehicles on their own.
Another month, another big repair bill averted by easy maintenance.
A look at three popular options on where to take your ride for fixin’.
This month’s culprit learned that a little maintenance can prevent a lot of electronics problems.
This month’s culprit made a dangerous judgment call that could have caused an accident.
Originally published on Autos.ca on May 11, 2015 (Goof of the Month: Stories of the Mechanically Declined – What’s that noise?) Welcome to Goof of the Month! Every month, we’re going to ask for stories from our network of mechanic pals which highlight the need to understand one’s vehicle, how to maintain it, and how…
For many drivers, synthetic oil might be overkill.
A list of tips to get your ride big-time clean and shiny, with minimal time and money.
Cutting your fuel bill can be a cinch – and might not even require a trip to your mechanic.
Measuring your ride’s fuel consumption at every fill-up is fun, easy and very informative. Measuring your tank-to-tank mileage is a great practice that can reveal a habit that’s costing (or saving) you money. It can also uncover a steady increase in consumption that could represent a problem. If you track your mileage, either in your…