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Index to our automotive tips and advice



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Save On Gas
Maintenance Tips
Vehicle Auctions
How performance parts help make a car better
The best automotive technology options of 2010-2011
A Guide to New Car Warranties
How to get out of your lease
The best way to clean your car
Can your first new car be safe, reliable and cool?
All about the Hemi engine
How to save on your next used car purchase
How to buy a new car
How to pick a pickup truck
Factors that affect towing capacity
What speed should I drive to get maximum fuel efficiency?
Summer tips
Think you're an ace driver? Take this test to find out
Free Canadian Car Pool (find a ride) service (link to external site)
Canadian Car Sharing service (Applies to B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Link to external site)


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Ideas to help keep children entertained on the road.

Combine your car trip with a bicycle tour. Link connects to an external site, Tailwind Touring.


We've reviewed all major online automotive booksellers and found that Amazon's Canadian site is one of the best online resources for automotive books. The company offers up to a 30% discount on many of its titles, all prices are listed in Canadian currency, a gift program is available, and a fair return policy is offered. From the Amazon site, click on Non-Fiction, then select Automotive to see and order the latest featured books on our favourite topic.
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If you're in Toronto, a good place to visit is Autophile, which offers one of Canada’s largest selections of motoring books and scale models of various vehicles. It is located at 850 Eglinton Ave. E., near Laird Dr., in Toronto. Telephone 416-425-1555. E-mail: Note that the store is closed Mondays.

Another reliable Toronto resource for a variety of automotive books and models, especially those related to racing, is Mini Grid at 608 Mt. Pleasant Rd., telephone 416-488-7663, e-mail The store also carries Formula 1 race videos.

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