What Is Horsepower in Cars and How Does It Relate to Horses?

October 22nd, 2020 by

  Every car or truck you buy has a horsepower rating for its engine. The 2019 Chevy Malibu, for instance, has 160hp or horsepower. What is horsepower in cars? Horsepower is a measurement of the power generated by the engine. There are a few standards used when determining horsepower. The term horsepower did not start with…

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How Often Should You Get Your Car Serviced? Recommendations from the Pros

October 15th, 2020 by

Let’s face it: We’ve all probably been guilty at some point of putting off our next oil change or regular service appointment for our car. After all, if your “check engine” light isn’t on and your car seems to be running fine, it’s easy to push it off for later. The reality, however, is that your car…

How to Lift a Truck Without a Lift Kit: What You Need to Know

October 8th, 2020 by

You can add a fresh look and functionality to your truck without buying an aftermarket lift kit. Many truck owners want to give their rides lift. However, upgrading your truck shouldn’t send you to the poor house. Lifting your truck seems relatively straightforward. Although it will improve the performance of your truck, a lift kit can cost…

7 Precautions for DIY Car Maintenance Newbies

October 1st, 2020 by

It’s no secret that car repairs can take a big chunk out of your budget. If you want to save anywhere from $500 to $1,000 or more a year, now is an excellent time to learn the basics of DIY car maintenance. Luckily, there are many things that are easy to do on your own,…

What Are the Benefits of Manual Transmission as Opposed to Automatic?

September 24th, 2020 by

There’s a running joke that every stick shift car has a built-in anti-theft device. You might laugh, but in Canada, there’s a lot of truth to that. It’s not the only country where automatic transmissions have almost completely taken over the stick shift. In the world, most people who drive to get around favour the…

Everything You Should Know About How to Increase Torque In a Car

September 17th, 2020 by

Upwards of 80% of engine power is wasted. Think about how many dollars you waste on gas with that in mind. It’s awful! If you’re looking to get more torque out of your car, you’re going to need to get more power under the hood. One of the best ways to give your car more torque and…

Please Explain: What Is Car Torque?

September 10th, 2020 by

Car torque is a word often mentioned by manufacturers, advertisers, and reviewers when they promote a model. A few decades ago, the term was barely mentioned. That’s because back then, cars used to be lighter, so torque wasn’t as relevant. Now, with the extra weight of new cars, vehicles need more force – or torque…

What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Oil for a Long Time?

September 3rd, 2020 by

Everyone loves the feeling of hopping in their car, turning the ignition, and it cranking with no problem. But for that to happen, your vehicle needs time and attention to keep running smoothly. Unfortunately, life sometimes gets in the way, and it’s easy to forget to have your car serviced. However, if you’re behind on…

What Does a Province of Manitoba Car Inspection Entail?

August 27th, 2020 by

As of March 2019, car inspections are no longer a set price of $55. Automotive facilities can now set their rates. If you’ve recently bought a used car or would like to bring a car into the province, you need to obtain a Certificate of Inspection. If you are worried that it won’t pass inspection,…

This High-Mileage Car Maintenance Checklist Will Keep Your Vehicle Running Longer

August 20th, 2020 by

  One hundred thousand miles is a special milestone for any car. For many drivers, they, unfortunately, see this as the start of declining health for their vehicles. Others see it as an indicator of how good they are at car maintenance. And if you maintain your car well, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t last…

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