What is a winter tire?

With the changing technology around winter tires, there has been a bit of confusion around this question. Because of that, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is going to assess the existing definition of “winter tires and chains” as part of the highway speed and safety review you may have heard about.

In the meantime, there are six things you need to know now.

1.   What’s Recommended: The RCMP and the ministry agree that for winter driving conditions a tire with a mountain/snowflake symbol i.. .

A Common Misconception

It's a common misconception that only car dealers can perform the routine maintenance and repairs on a newer vehicle that is under warranty. In fact, it is law that consumers can patronize their neighborhood repair shop or do the work themselves without violating the manufacturer’s warranty, says the Car Care Council... .

The Check Engine Light

What the Light Means
The "check engine" light is part of your car's onboard diagnostics (OBD) system. Since the 1980s, computers control and monitor vehicle performance, regulating such variables as engine speed (RPM), fuel mixture, and ignition timing. In some vehicles, the computer also tells the automatic transmission when to shift.

When the computer finds a problem in the electronic-control system that it can't correct, the computer turns on a yellow warning indicator that's labeled "check engine,".. .

What does a Serpentine Belt do?

The serpentine belt travels around all of your auto's accessories, powering them as the crankshaft turns. It will turn your alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning, and so on. In older cars, there could be individual belts for each accessory. With a serpentine, one belt travels around to all of them.
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