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Why gasoline costs what it does

Feeling a sting at the pump? These are all of the factors that determine the price of gas

Recalls and TSBs: What you need to know

You make think they’re similar, but you’ll need to know what each one is if one applies to your car

What happens when you start your engine?

The basic premise hasn’t changed since the 1900s, but there’s a lot more today that can go wrong

The truth about brakes

All things considered, it’s better to have a car that won’t start, than one that won’t stop.

The truth about oil

Of all the protective fluids in your vehicle, the most vital one is oil

Warning lights: What's your car telling you?

Each warning light in the instrument cluster or centre stack is telling you something.

What the heck's freight and PDI, anyway?

An established “industry practice,” stomaching these charge is an ongoing challenge for consumers.

How to choose a safe car

Our guide to finding trusted car safety ratings, and understanding what those ratings mean for you

Quiz: Which of these cars is the most aerodynamic?

Supercar versus hybrid. Luxury sedan versus hatchback. It ain’t hard to tell which one boasts a sleeker, slipperier shape—or is it?

Which weird features belong to which concept car?

Think you know your concept cars pretty well? What about all of the cool cutting-edge features they were supposed to come with?

Motorway maintenance: How highway debris gets cleaned up

If it falls off, someone has to pick it up

What's underneath this camouflaged prototype?

Can you guess what production vehicles automakers were trying to hide under these prototype shells?

Can you guess these celebrities' first cars?

Even celebrities have to start somewhere. Can you match the star to their first car?

What should you do in these road rage situations?

“Road rage” incidents are happening more and more frequently in Canada, and you never know when you might find yourself on the receiving end of this sort of aggression

Guess what these well-known cars were almost named instead

For one reason or another, these car names simply didn’t make the cut. Can you single out the real almost-names from the fakes?

Letter of the Law: What your new car has to have (and what it doesn't)

You might just be surprised by what your car does and doesn’t need to be legal in Canada.

Which car company's old logo is this?

If you went back in time, could you recognize these no-longer-in-use carmaker logos?

What does that mean? A simple guide to automaker terms

Auto industry jargon got you confused? We can help.

Made in China Quiz: Which of these cars is a Chinese knock-off?

If we showed you the real deal and the copycat, could you tell which was which?

Renting a car on your next trip? Make it safe and easy...

Follow these tips for stress-free renting

Quiz: Which cars star in these well-known song lyrics?

If we give you a classic song lyric with a blank in it, can you fill in the correct vehicle make or model?

Quiz: Which car brands used these famous slogans?

Say “Zoom-zoom” and people think “Mazda,” but other automakers have famous slogans, too; if we give you the slogan, can you give us the brand?

Quiz: Can you match the licence plate to the province?

How well do you know the slogans hanging off the back bumpers of cars across Canada? We give you the slogan, you give us the province’s plate it’s from

What you need to know about fuel economy

The numbers lie

Quiz: You won't believe these world record car feats

Fastest car on Earth? Biggest loop-the-loop? No, no, we’re going for the really weird, really obscure car-related world records here

Quiz: How well do you know your Canadian road signs?
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