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Vehicle Maintenance Tips

DIY Tire Inspections – How to Check Tire Tread, Tire Pressure and More!

Tire inspections are important for used car shoppers, but they’re also important for drivers that want to be sure their vehicles are safe for the open road.

Tires are an important (and expensive) p...

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Car Maintenance Guide

Car maintenance is crucial for vehicle owners. Beyond keeping you safe, it improves your car’s reliability and performance, minimizes the chance of roadside emergencies and increases your vehicle’...

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CARFAX Canada Car Tire Guide

How much do you know about car tires? You know it’s important to have them, but do you know if you should switch them out when the seasons change? Do you know the difference between the main types o...

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How to Protect Your Car From the Summer Heat

During the hot summer months, your car spends most of the day parked out in direct sunlight, roasting on hot pavement. In the same way you need protection from the heat and UV rays, your vehicle also...

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Car Maintenance – Don’t Let Summer Melt Your Resale Value

Summer means different things to different people – summer vacations, the beach … maybe even a road trip? Get some tips on proper vehicle maintenance to make sure you don’t get stuck on the side...

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Reduce Car Depreciation And Increase The Future Value Of Your Car

Everyone knows that vehicles depreciate over time, and while some models lose value faster than others, there are things you can do to reduce the amount your car depreciates and maintain the future va...

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Six Ways to Boost Your Used Car Resale Value

When you buy a used car, chances are you don’t plan to keep it forever. There are things you can do during the car shopping process and while you own the vehicle that can help improve the resale val...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Car Tips

As Canada moves towards the easing of social distancing rules, your car will need to be prepared to hit the road again. Here are a few things you can do while you’re at home to make sure it’s read...

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How to Check Your Tire Pressure

You depend on your vehicle’s tires to get you to and from your destination. They are the parts that keep you stable, steady and moving out on the road so it makes sense that you should check on them...

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Seven Easy Steps to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

The harsh Canadian winters can really leave their mark on a car. Therefore, it’s important that as the weather warms, you give your vehicle some care and attention to ensure it’s in top driving co...

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Pothole Season – Prevent Vehicle Damage from Potholes

Welcome to spring! The snow melts, the ice disappears … we take off our winter tires, put away our parkas… it’s a wonderful season! But while spring may mean April showers and May flowers, it is...

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What You Need to Know About Your Windshield Wipers

Whether they’re battling snow or rain, your windshield wipers are an important part of your vehicle. They help you see through the harshest conditions, but do you know how often you should replace t...

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How to Change a Flat Tire

As a driver, one of the best things you can learn is how to change a flat tire. It’s a situation that can happen anywhere, at any time and likely something that will happen at least once during your...

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How to Jump Start a Car

Chances are, at some point in your life you’ll encounter a flat tire (see our article on how to change a flat tire) or a dead battery, either with your car or with the vehicle of a friend or family...

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How to Wash Your Car By Hand

Steps for your home car wash

Nothing makes your car look better than a good wash. It’s a critical step if you’re selling your used car, but even if you're not, it's important for good maintenanc...

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How Much Fuel Will Your Car Consume?

For many consumers, fuel consumption is a major consideration in the used car purchasing process. With the cost of rising gas prices, people want to know how much they can expect to pay for fuel each...

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How to Winterize Your Car

When the leaves begin to drop off the trees and the days start to get shorter, it’s a sign that the winter months will soon be here. For much of Canada, this means colder temperatures, snow and ice...

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Avoid Winter Related Damage with Proper Winter Maintenance

As Canadians, we’re familiar with all the wonders and challenges of winter. Slippery roads can send you sliding, but they’re not the only hazards out there.

There are many elements of winter that ca...

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A Monthly Safety Checklist for Your Vehicle

One of the best things you can do to ensure your car has a long and relatively problem-free lifespan is to perform regular maintenance. Giving your vehicle check-ups will help you catch any mechanical...

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What to Know About Winter Tires

Don’t have winter tires yet and wondering if they’re worth the expense? Though the evidence of their effectiveness is strong there are still some misconceptions, so we provided everything you need...

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Tips For Avoiding Accidents in Winter Road Conditions

Heavy holiday travel and icy, snowy winter road conditions can be a tricky combination when it comes to staying safe behind the wheel. While some accidents are unavoidable, there are things you can do...

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How to Increase Fuel Efficiency in Your Car

As the cost of fuel increases, the focus on fuel efficiency continues to be top of mind for drivers and car buyers. Though buying a car with great fuel efficiency is a great way to lower how much gas...

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How to Prepare a Car for Long-Term Storage

Not planning on using your car for a while? Perhaps you’re headed away on an extended vacation. Or maybe it’s wintertime and you don’t need (or want!) to go anywhere and expose it to harsh condit...

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