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My Take On The New 2023 Toyotas At The CIAS:

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the media day at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto this year and as you’d expect, I ran straight to the Toyota booth. In the past, Toyota has been accused of being a little on the “safe” side of things (read: boring) but I can…

Cracked 4runner windshield

Cracked Windshield? Here’s Everything You Need To Know:

Getting a chip or crack in your windshield is an unpleasant yet common consequence of driving on public roads. Whether it’s a  rock kicked up from another vehicle’s tires or getting caught in a hailstorm, taking care of windshield chips and cracks promptly is very important for continued safe operation of your car. Here’s everything…

25 Gift Ideas For Car Enthusiasts (By An Actual Gearhead!)

Believe it or not, Christmas is rapidly approaching. But what are some gifts that’ll get a car guy or girl genuinely excited? It can be challenging to identify what’ll resonate with this unique type of person. Fear not! Most of the gearheads I know thrive in the summer, so a great Christmas gift that’s related…

Mechanic shop

What To Expect When Taking Your Car To A Mechanic (7 Tips)

Taking your car into a repair shop for routine maintenance or to have a concern diagnosed can be nerve wracking and anxiety inducing. At least that’s the way I was before I became an automotive technician. You don’t have to go through the years of schooling or spend thousands of dollars on tools like I…

White S13 240sx

Choosing A Daily Driver – What Features Are Important?

It happens to nearly every car enthusiast. Your regular vehicle that you told yourself you were going to “leave stock” has turned into a project car and it no longer makes sense to drive it on a regular basis. What are you going to do? Reversing all of the mods that made your car less…

4runner rustproofing

Is Rustproofing Worth The Money? I Asked An Expert:

Rustproofing (or more specifically, oil spraying) is a pretty hot topic, especially at this time of year. Rust is quite possibly the most common killer of cars and trucks. If we can prevent or even slow down the rusting process, it might just mean that we can keep our beloved vehicles around a little while…

4runner in snow

How To Prepare Your Car For Winter Driving – Our Checklist

Winter is harder on your vehicle than any other season; the extreme cold, water freezing in the seals, and road salt are enough to drive any car owner to reconsider living where the air hurts their face. If you’re like me however, there’s too much to leave, so hunker down and we’ll come up with…

4th gen 4runner towing

Here’s Why Towing In Overdrive Is Both A Good And Bad Idea:

I’ve always been told that you should never tow a trailer without turning overdrive off first. If you ask online, you’re likely to get the same answer. Recently, I was bored out of my mind in the Canadian Prairies and decided to do a little test to see how it affects fuel economy. Typically, you…

4runner tinted windows

The 7 Most Surprising Benefits Of Window Tinting

I often wondered why people tint their car windows. Like many others, I had the impression that it was a flaunt of affluence. But recently, I realized that tinting your car windows has a lot of benefits that many people aren’t aware of. Most people think they aren’t any different from untinted ones and that…

8 Mods To Increase Fuel Economy You Might Not Think Of

If you are anything like me, when the price of fuel skyrockets you’re sometimes left thinking “Maybe I could just take the bus”. You then come to your senses, fill up your tank and drive away, telling yourself there must be ways to make a full tank go further. Luckily, there is. Combining Eco driving…

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