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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?
Crash course: How your car's safety rating is determined

Making sense of safety – what those crash test dummies actually tell us about our cars.

What to do if your car catches fire (or hydroplanes, or rolls away)

Don’t panic when you get a flat tire or realize your brakes have failed—just follow these instructions

Forecasting Fuel: Tomorrow’s Gas Price Today

Predicting the seemingly unpredictable

Light is might: How automakers use high-strength steel

High-tech steels save fuel and increase safety

Top 10 most dangerous roads in the world

A list of roads you might want to avoid travelling on

Summer tires: What’s the point?

We tested a set of summer tires against a winter set to see what sort of difference they’d make on warm pavement

Quiz: General Automotive Knowledge

How well do you know your vehicle?

Play it safe: Avoid these common driving mistakes

Are you guilty of these vehicular safety infractions?

20 years of Canadian gas prices

We take a look at the highs and lows of two decades of Canadian gas prices, province by province

Do you know where your car was built?

We take a tour around North America to see which vehicles are made where.

The most dangerous new cars from around the world

Unsafe cars are still very available in global markets

Cool Canadian automotive facts, eh!

Some fascinating facts about Canada and our cars

Seatbelts: A Century of Safety

One of your car’s most important safety items is also its most simple.

Why do automakers do that?

Ever get in your car, look at how something works, and wonder just why it’s the way it is? Well, we do too. From knobs that keeping turning, to lights that aren’t there anymore, here are some of the reasons behind it all.

Highs and Lows: Gas prices around the world

The five cheapest and five most expensive places to refuel on average, and where they stand compared to Canada and the U.S.

The world's 10 worst intersections

Whether due to overwhelming traffic or just poor planning, these intersections are best avoided

How to keep your car running in the cold

Tips, tricks and best practices to get the most out of your car in the winter months

All about angles: Just how important is a proper alignment?

We go off on a bit of a tangent and take a look at the importance of a good alignment

Cost Comparison: Hybrid, Electric and Combustion

We look at a slew of popular affordable cars and see what’ll cost you less over the course of a year