For decades, police departments all over have made efforts to show the general public a more friendly face than what the enforcement role often portrays. From the days of a beat cop who would interact daily with residents and business owners, this type of community police work evolved into regular appearances at auto shows, home […]

Electric vehicles have been on fire in the news recently, quite literally. From Teslas igniting while in motion, to an $800 million recall on Chevrolet Bolt EVs due to cases of spontaneous combustion from battery defects, EVs are currently capturing attention for all the wrong reasons. This is clearly problematic during an industry push toward […]

Automakers usually advertise the quickest charge times for their electric vehicles, achieved using an expensive and hard-to-come-by 400-volt Level 3 DC fast charger. But that’s not what you have at home. Not even close. Plugging in to a normal 120-volt wall outlet means you get the slowest charging rate. Instead of the advertised quickest rate […]

Every week, we take your questions about what is going on under the hood of your vehicle and pose them to a knowledgeable mechanic in the Greater Toronto Area. In today’s column we discuss problems with the Nissan Versa’s hatch release. Dear Ask a Mechanic,   I have a 2010 Nissan Versa and the hatch (trunk) […]