Used cars are the way to go for most Canadian buyers. Canadian citizens buy over 1.4 million a year, in fact, considerably more than twice the number of new cars sold each year. Picking out a good used vehicle usually isn’t easy if you want to buy one that’s reliable, affordable and equipped with up-to-date electronic and safety features. There are hundreds of models from which to choose each year. Go back 10 years and we’re talking about, well, a lot. To help make your life (and shopping) a little easier, we consulted Consumer Reports and World Report lists of the best-used cars to buy in 2018.
Consumer Reports (CR) has named 36 vehicles in 23 price/segment groupings – from less than $10,000 up to $30,000 – as its best-used cars to buy in 2018, along with “other good choices” in many categories totaling 46 [...]
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After a long winter, you’re likely ready to give up your hibernating ways for some adventure and sunshine! For many Canadians, this means family vacations, trips to the cottage, camping excursions, and weekend road trips. Whatever your style, chances are you are getting ready to hit the road, but are you confident that your car is in good enough shape to get you there safely and efficiently? Winter’s cold temperatures and icy conditions have been hard on your car, so it is likely showing some signs of wear and tear. Spring is the perfect time to bring your car in for a full inspection to identify any minor problems before they become major ones.
Here are some tips to keep your car running safely this spring and summer:
Change your oil and oil filter. Changing your oil and oil filter at the intervals recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual is one of the best ways [...]
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Buying a pre-owned vehicle can be a fun and exciting experience, but for those who are newcomers to the whole used car scene; things may tend to get a little stressful. Factors such as business location, car choice and budget can affect the entire buying process.