Dear Front Seat Passenger: Don’t Sit Back Like This

Dear Front Seat Passenger: Don’t Sit Back Like This

Summertime is here and many people sitting in the front passenger seat want to put their feet up on the dash or out the window while they’re cruising. To be honest, as a driver I can’t stand staring at other people’s feet. But if you need a better reason why you...
GOT SCRATCHES ON YOUR CAR’S DOOR HANDLE?

GOT SCRATCHES ON YOUR CAR’S DOOR HANDLE?

Every now and again at my auto repair shop, we see a car that has numerous scratches in the door behind the handle. Most often, it’s because the client has longer fingernails or big rings. That manicured and accessorized hand looks great, but the client unknowingly...
PARKING BRAKE: IF YOU DON’T USE IT, YOU LOSE IT

PARKING BRAKE: IF YOU DON’T USE IT, YOU LOSE IT

As recently as 2008 and 2010 in Toronto, several cars had their brake lines cut. Your car has the emergency brake (also known as parking brake) feature specifically for situations like these. Brake fluid can also be lost when a brake line bursts, usually due to rust...
CAR POP QUIZ FROM A 6-YEAR-OLD: COULD YOU ANSWER?

CAR POP QUIZ FROM A 6-YEAR-OLD: COULD YOU ANSWER?

From the time my boys were young, they were fascinated with anything that moved. Cars, planes, trains, etc. So when we got the call that Isaiah (host of Treehouse TV’s This Is Scarlet & Isaiah) wanted to come to our shop and talk cars, we were really looking...