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DIY maintenance tips: How to keep your car in good shape

DIY maintenance tips: How to keep your car in good shape

Every vehicle should be regularly serviced to keep it in working order. If you depend on your car to go to work every day, run errands, and maybe to drop off and pick up the kids from school, then you need to make sure that you look after its maintenance needs. On...

How much should I budget for maintenance every month?

How much should I budget for maintenance every month?

Putting aside some money every month to help cover the costs of maintenance is no different than the money you set aside for repairs. Even if you do not have to use it so often, it is good practice to have money set aside in case any maintenance costs suddenly pop up....

How much should I be paying for dent repair?  

How much should I be paying for dent repair?  

Dents are a common type of damage that vehicles sustain. Most often they are caused by accidents or collisions with other vehicles but they can also be caused by the effects of the weather. Dents tend to be noticeable, diminishing both the quality and value of a...

Can you drive a car with a blown head gasket?

Can you drive a car with a blown head gasket?

Can You Drive a Car with a Blown Head Gasket?  The short answer is yes, but it is not recommended. Ignoring a blown head gasket will likely lead to more damage to your engine as well as your wallet. Gaskets are some of the most important and necessary parts of any...

Dealing with a damaged windshield

Dealing with a damaged windshield

 Windshield damage can be caused by road debris, extreme changes in temperature, a deep pothole, or an accident. A damaged windshield can be considered a safety issue because it can reduce the overall structural integrity of your vehicle. If you are in a crash or your...

Got a deep scratch on your car?

Got a deep scratch on your car?

How Much Does it Cost to Fix a Deep Scratch on a Car? Most  minor scratches happen just from regular everyday use and should be expected at some point during the course of a vehicle’s life.  loading or unloading items from the trunk placing bags and items on top of...

Can you finance a car insurance deductible?

Can you finance a car insurance deductible?

Deciding on an auto insurance provider is a personal financial choice that you should not make without first considering what level of risk you are comfortable taking or what the best options for you and your family might be. Before contacting a provider and speaking...

Should you pay for tire storage?

Should you pay for tire storage?

When looking to store your tires you should always make sure that you have a suitable location, such as a warehouse or storage facility, that has temperature control.[1] Tires should be given a good cleaning and separately sealed in large, dry, airtight bags before...

When should I get my tires changed?

When should I get my tires changed?

Although a majority of Canadians are regular divers, not everyone knows when they should get their tires changed. On average, tires on an automobile should be changed at least every five to six years. The maximum lifespan that tires should have on a car is ten years...

What is the best month to buy tires?

What is the best month to buy tires?

Why April and October is the Best Time The best time to buy your tires is during the months of April and October. You can usually find good deals on new tires in April because it is just before the beginning of vacation season for many Canadians. As your time off...

Interesting facts: Car repair loans vs payday loans

Interesting facts: Car repair loans vs payday loans

Emergency Car Repairs Can Affect Anyone Having a car is a necessity for many people so they can get things done like going to work, running errands, and getting the kids to school. When accidents or the need for car repairs happen people can find themselves with...

How much does it cost to change from winter to summer tires?

How much does it cost to change from winter to summer tires?

Changing from winter to summer tires is something every Canadian car owner is familiar with. Getting your tires changed in Ontario should cost you somewhere in the range from $80 to $110 which covers getting the tires removed from the rim, mounted, balanced and then...