10 tips for safer spring driving

Yes, it is officially spring (even though the weather doesn't always act like it), and that means it's time to tweak our driving habits and our vehicles. Here are 10 tips to help you enjoy spring driving in safety.

Winter doesn't have to be so hard - if you prepare

After back-to-school and Christmas expenses, the cost of prepping our vehicles for Canadian winters has to be at the top of our wish-we-could-avoid-it list. But with a little common sense and some smart shopping, getting our daily driver ready for Old Man Winter's worst doesn't have to break the bank.

Here's what to keep in your trunk to survive winter

If you live in the city, driving with these essential items could be a life-saver in winter weather

Alfa Romeo LA Auto Show News

At the Los Angeles Auto Show yesterday, Alfa Romeo executives gave further details of their ambitious eight-product onslaught aimed at boosting worldwide sales to 400,000 by 2018. That's right, eight new Alfas are coming our way, and it's already started with the fabulous 4C.
While they gave no specifics on exactly what the seven products after the 4C would look like, Reid Bigland, head of U.S. sales, said they'd all share three things: high technology, high performance and drop-dead gorgeous design and style. That might be four things. And they'll all be rear- or all wheel-drive, too. Which makes five things. No matter, they're coming, amidst a $6.5-billion investment in R&D that will include engineers from all of the company's best affiliates, including Ferrari. Just think, parts of your next Alfa sedan might be designed by a Ferrari engineer. - See more at: http://autoweek.com/article/car-news/alfa-reiterates-la-auto-show-eight-new-models-next-four-years-us#sthash.2rHZSd1H.dpuf

2016 Fiat 500X debuts at LA Auto Show

In what may be the best-looking car in Fiat's American portfolio, the 500X made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The bigger-but-still-small 500X rides on the same platform as the upcoming Jeep Renegade small utility, joining the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V in a rapidly growing segment.

The 2016 500X will roll with the company's 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo engine paired with a six-speed manual, making 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Upgraded models get the 2.4-liter Tigershark four making 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. That engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is optional.
- See more at: http://autoweek.com/article/los-angeles-auto-show/2016-fiat-500x-debuts-la-auto-show#sthash.7q4Jyq8k.dpuf

HAVE YOU BEEN AFFECTED BY THE FLOODS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA? PLEASE READ ON!


In June 2013, Alberta was devastated by flooding. Communities near the Bow, Elbow, Little Saskatchewan, Sheep and Highwood Rivers were hit especially hard. These communities include Calgary, Canmore, Banff, High River, Okotoks, Devon, Cochrane, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Drumheller, Crowsnest Pass, Lac Des Arcs, Dead Man's Flats, Exshaw, Pincher Creek, Red Deer, Redcliff, Redwood Meadows, Bragg Creek, Sundre and the Siksika Reserve.

While many of these communities are still under mandatory evacuation notices and remain in states of emergency, We at Calgary Elite Auto would like to offer some important notes as to what will happen next if your vehicle was caught in the flood.

Calgary Elite Auto is also offering a FREE insurance appraisals to all in those in communities affected by the floods.

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2012 Doge Charger SRT-8 - Review

It's one of the most aggressive-looking American cars in history, from its blacked-out snout to the rocket-retro tail lights, and it's capable of showing those tail lights to almost every sedan money can buy. Dodge has raised its game with the new Charger SRT8, but the price has risen as well. Speed costs money: How fast do you want to go?

10 Best Automotive Smartphone Apps

After a long research stint, here are our picks for the 10 best auto apps.

Chrysler repays $7.6 billion in outstanding U.S., Canadian loans

DETROIT -- Chrysler Group today repaid $7.6 billion in loans to the U.S. and Canadian governments, nearly two years after the No. 3 automaker was rescued.

Current generation Vette's days are numbered

Time is tickin' on the current generation Corvette.

Fastest Cars in the world top ten List

While most of us can only dream of owning the fastest car in the world, some will do whatever it takes to possess such speed and power. So, how fast are the fastest cars in the world? Here are the 10 fastest cars available on the market measures by top speed.

Higher risk lender aquired by TD Bank

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Ever wanted to know all 0-60 times?

Complete 0-60 times for all makes, all modesl, and all years! Match up to 4 cars at once and watch them race!

Ford Start - 2010 Beijing Auto Show

Start is to Ford what Smart is to Mercedes.

Porsche 918 Spyder Concept - 2010 Geneva Auto Show

Is the Porsche 918 Spyder Concept green and mean? Yes, with emphasis on the latter. By Andrew Bornhop / Photos by John Lamm

2011 Ruf RGT-8 - 2010 Geneva Auto Show

Alois Ruf designs his own V-8, and pays homage to Paul Frère.

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO - 2010 Beijing Auto Show

The fastest road-going Ferrari ever!