Rain, rain go away thanks to the windshield Therapy

RainBrella by Wipe New/Rust-Oleum Available at: Canadian Tire, Amazon.ca Cost: $15.99 Rain-X has some competition from the windshield therapy aisle, but if this other product is well worth the additional money is your choice. Wipe New RainBrella by Rust-Oleum comes in a box with two towelettes saturated in a solution of isopropyl alcohol, methyl ethyl Read More

Review: The Genesis G70 is a South Korean car with a German state of mind

As new Genesis G70s tear around the track in the Inje Speedway outside Seoul, there is not a BMW or Mercedes-Benz in sight — but both are definitely innbsp;thoughts. “When it comes to driving ability we looked at this car from Bavaria [BMW], and if it came to luxury we looked at a vehicle coming Read More

Can changing a car affect its guarantee?

A friend bought a preowned 2014 Audi S4 [3.0-litre] from a dealership in June of 2015 and had it tuned in 2016 with 33,000 kilometers on it. He brought it back to the dealership last week to get some warranty work done because he was having problems with the timing chain and tensioners. The trader Read More

Can modifying a car affect its warranty?

A friend bought a preowned 2014 Audi S4 [3.0-litre] from a dealership in June of 2015 and had it tuned in 2016 with 33,000 kilometers on it. He brought it back to the dealership last week to get some warranty work done because he was having problems with the timing chain and tensioners. The trader Read More

Will solid-state batteries provide Dyson an edge in electric vehicle industry?

Can a company known for making vacuum cleaner build an electric car that does not suck? The tongue-in-cheek question has been circulating since Dyson’s announcement last month that it’s working on an electric vehicle. The privately owned British company — that sells high-end vacuum cleaners, home cooling fans and hair dryers — intends to have Read More

BlackBerry QNX self-driving car hits the road in first Canadian Road test

A BlackBerry QNX-equipped self-driving car hit the street in suburban Ottawa Thursday in what was billed as the first on-street evaluation of an autonomous vehicle in Canada. The gray Lincoln MKZ pulled away with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, councillor Marianne Wilkinson and John Wall, general manager of BlackBerry QNX, aboard. BlackBerry QNX opened an autonomous Read More

Is it worth the extra Cash to Purchase a Golf R Rather than the GTI?

We’re considering a 2017 Golf GTI or Golf R. We want a that’s practical but fun to drive too. Both Golf models get excellent reviews and it looks like the primary difference between the two is the extra horsepower and four-wheel driveway in the R. Is your R worth the extra cost over the GTI? Read More

Charge your phone on the go with this Scosche dash-mount

Scosche window/dash mount with Qi wireless charging Available at: Canadian Tire Price: $59.99 Is it just me or does anyone else think the smartphone dash-mount aisle is getting more crowded than the cookie aisle? With so many choices, the competition is upping the game. Scosche already has the MagicMount, which uses magnets to hold your Read More

Software Updates raise questions over artificial Limitations on Automobile systems

There was a time when if you wanted additional features or capabilities in a new car — say, a better engine or heated seats — you had to pay to them when purchasing it. The vehicle would then be figuratively set in stone, constantly having those attributes or capabilities — and them unless you brought Read More

Protect your trailer from theft with this Master Lock product

Master Lock Universal Trailer Coupler Lock Available at: Canadian Tire, , Cost: $34.99 Smacking your mind and cursing will not bring the trailer back that somebody just pilfered from the rear street, but maybe a glowing reddish ounce of security wrapped around your trailer hitch will help. Thieves only require a few seconds to spot Read More

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