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Headlights help you see the road when you’re driving in dark, foggy, rainy or snowy conditions. Newer vehicles have headlights that are made of polycarbonate plastics instead of glass. Although these headlights are more resistant to scratches, exposure to UV rays causes the outer layer to degrade over time, resulting in a dull, hazy appearance…

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What’s the difference between synthetic and conventional oil? Is one better than the other? It’s not unusual for car owners to have these and other questions about their engine oil. Here’s what you should know. Synthetic versus conventional oil Conventional motor oils come from crude oil that’s extracted and refined, while synthetic oils are manufactured…

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A car that gets too hot is dangerous and can cause serious damage to your vehicle. Unfortunately, car engines can overheat for many reasons A cooling system leak, a seized water pump, failed thermostat, not enough coolant and other issues can all result in your vehicle getting too hot. However, there are steps you can…

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With summer just around the corner, many Vancouverites are looking forward to getting in their car and hitting the open road. Though the entire province is full of beautiful places to explore, the Lower Mainland is particularly rich in stunning vistas, romantic coastlines and dramatic mountain ranges. Once the current pandemic restrictions are lifted and…

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Oil lubricates your vehicle’s engine, preventing corrosion and reducing the amount of wear and tear sustained by the moving parts. An oil leak can cause serious problems, which means it’s important that you’re able to recognize if there’s an issue with this fluid. Indeed, the ability to identify the signs of a leak will ensure…

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To keep your ride in peak condition, regular tune-ups provided by an auto repair specialist are a must. Preventive maintenance involves changing various fluids and replacing spark plugs, ignition coils, wires, filters and other worn-out parts as needed. If you’re wondering if you should get a mechanic to tune up your car, here are five…

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