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I Missed Out on My Dream Car as a Teenager—But Found It Parked in My Driveway 25 Years Later!

What are the odds of me being reunited with the very car I'd coveted a quarter-century ago?

Great Canadian Road Trips You Need to Take at Least Once

These unforgettable routes offer breathtaking scenery, iconic landmarks and thrilling stops along the way.

How Much Do Car Dealers *Really* Make on the Sale of a New Car?

Find out how to obtain a vehicle cost report, which will reveal the dealer's cut on a new car sale.

The One Thing You Need to Know Before Charging a Dead Battery

There are several ways to recharge a battery. Choosing the right method depends entirely on this factor.

This is the Best Time to Buy a New Car

Industry insiders reveal a strategy that could save you thousands of dollars.

The Truth About Rust Proofing

With multiple rust proofing methods on the market, it can be a challenge to decide which one is best for...

This Man Stopped at Nothing to Track Down His Very First Car

Following the trail of his cherished ’65 Mustang coupe became an epic quest.

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How to Test a Car Battery

Car batteries eventually stop working and it's important to diagnose the problem correctly. Learn how to simply and safely test...

Resurrecting the Fossmobile

In honour of the imaginative, resourceful bicycle mechanic who conceived, designed and built Canada's first successful gas-powered automobile.

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The Truth About New Car Incentives

While rebates and incentives are a good way to lower the drive-away price on your new vehicle, it's tricky deciding...

Why the British Drive on the Left Side of the Road (And We Don’t)

The British custom of driving on the left isn’t a sign of eccentricity—there’s actually a very sensible reason for it.

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10 Surprising Things Your Car Says About Your Personality

Is your ride giving subtle clues about its driver? From your choice of paint job to bumper stickers, find out...

A Passion For Restoring Antique Farm Equipment

A sister artfully captures the impressive results of her brother’s lifelong hobby.

My Dad Gave Me His Old Ford With 320,000 Km on the Clock—And Wished Me Luck

That rickety old '63 Galaxie suffered everything from minor mishaps to major malfunctions—but they were all memories in the making.

What is a Car Diagnostic Scanner—And Do You Need One?

If your check engine light is on, you may save time and money by identifying the problem yourself with a...

The Scary Truth Behind That New Car Smell

A lot of people love that new car smell, but they don’t realize how harmful it can be for their...

How to Clean Car Seats Like the Pros

Follow these step-by-step instructions for an interior that looks as though it's been professionally detailed.

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10 Great Day Trips From Calgary

Want to make the most of your next trip to Calgary? Fill up the tank and get ready to hit...

Why Does My Steering Wheel Shake?

Modern vehicles are designed to drive smoothly, even on not-so-perfect road surfaces. Although some vibrations when driving can be normal,...

Here’s Why Car Windows Have Those Little Black Dots

No, they're not just for decoration.

Check Out This Alberta Farmer’s Collection of Classic Tractors

Dating back 75 years, these vintage workhorses just keep chugging along.

Why Don’t All Cars Have Gas Tanks on the Same Side?

The position of a car's fuel door (if you can actually remember where it is) remains one of the greatest...

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10 Vintage Trucks That Never Went Out of Style

These classic trucks are still seen on the road today—and their old age and storied pasts make them all the...

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These Cleaning Tricks Will Leave Your Car Looking Like New

Automotive experts share 13 tips for a car so clean, it'll look like you just drove it off the lot.

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Popular Car Features You’ll Never See Again

There were all sorts of things that were must-haves in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s that you just can’t find...

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Always Keep This in Your Car’s Glove Box

Before you pull out of your driveway, make sure these five items are along for the ride. In fact, no...

The Real Reason You Need to Repair a Chipped Windshield

That chipped windshield may have been caused by a small stone, but it could spell big trouble if you don't...

Adventures in the Old Buick LeSabre

The car had its quirks back in 1982, but she's still running strong today.

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10 Great Day Trips From Montreal

Whether you’re a born-and-bred Montrealer, or a visitor looking to make the most of your vacation, these day trips outside...

What Happens to Your Car When You Trade It In

When you trade in your old car for a brand new model, one of three things can happen.

What You Should Know About Car Wax

If you've never waxed your car before but are interested in giving it a try, here's what you need to...