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What Exactly is a Car Alternator? 4 Questions Answered

What does a car alternator do, and what causes it to go bad or break? Can it drain the car's battery, and how much is a replacement? We help break it all down.

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Vintage Volvos & out-of-warranty models now get free roadside towing across Canada

'Tow for Life' program lends out-of-warranty, disabled, and old Volvo vehicles a helping hand.

What is Ford Sync & what exactly does it do?

What is Ford Sync? Is it worth it? We look at the latest Sync 4 version, the 2021 Ford vehicles have it, and the system's main features.

9 Common Dashboard Car Symbols Explained

When those car symbols on the dashboard pop up, don't freak out. Here's what the most common of these ominous & unfamiliar lights mean.

Road Trip: These 6 Apps for Apple CarPlay Are a Must-Have

Got Apple CarPlay and planning a long road trip? Here are some apps to keep on the radar.

Apple CarPlay for BMW Models: Here’s a Quick Look

Is Apple CarPlay available for BMW? Which models (new & old) include it & is it free? Is retrofitting CarPlay in pre-2017 models possible?

What is Android Auto & what exactly does it do?

Automakers are integrating Android Auto into new vehicles, but what is it exactly? How does it work, what does it do, and is it worth it?

Teen Driver Guide [Part 3 of 3] – Draw Up a Contract

Before handing over the keys, ensure a teen driver contract is in place. Here are 6 simple things to consider in your agreement.

Teen Driver Guide [Part 2 of 3] – Buying a Vehicle: New or Used?

Is the best first-car or vehicle for teenage drivers an old model or a glossy new one with warranty? We outline the pros & cons for each.

Teen Driver Guide [Part 1 of 3] – Expect High Insurance Rates

Whether you’re planning on adding your teen to your insurance plan or getting him/her an individual policy, be prepared for high rates.

What is Apple CarPlay & is it worth it?

Automakers are integrating Apple CarPlay into new vehicles with aftermarket head units available for older cars. But what is CarPlay? The apps? We explain.