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How To Change Your Oil

It’s something inevitable that all car owners have to face: getting your car’s oil changed. However, changing your oil can add up. The good news is that you can save some money by changing your car’s oil yourself! All it takes is the correct identification of car parts and proper equipment.     1. Supplies [...]

The Best Cars For New Drivers

You did it! You passed your road test, and now the next step is getting yourself a vehicle to hit the road in. There’s just one problem: you don’t know which brand or model to call yours. Worry not, below you will find some of the most reliable and trustworthy cars for new drivers!   [...]

10 Commonly Recycled or Reclaimed Salvage Car Parts You Probably Didn’t Know About

According to Toyota, the average modern car is made up of over 30,000 separate parts, including nuts and bolts. Pare it down to the major components and even then you will have over 1000 of these, divided into major systems like the engine, transmission, chassis, brakes, electronics, and more.    Over time all of these [...]

Five Interesting Facts About Car History You Might Not Know

There are some gear heads out there that know their facts. To them, studying, collecting and working on automobiles is more of a passion than it is a hobby. But to folks that haven’t dedicated their lives to knowing more than their commutes and road trips, here’s some cool facts about the history of our [...]

10 Amazing Vintage Car Restorations

Have you ever been to a vintage car show, and wondered how the ancient beauties resting before you stay in such impeccable shape? The answer: with a lot of work. For the gear heads that collect and restore these machines, it’s a passion. That passion pays off with the looks on the spectators faces, admiring [...]

How To Improve Your Car Trade-In Value

You’ve put your mind and wallet to work and have finally reached a  financial position to purchase a new vehicle. Now, what are you going to do with your current car? You don’t want to pay for two vehicles, and you haven’t the time to go through the tedious work of selling it privately; setting [...]

Mac James – Meet Our Employees

We’ve helped customers across Alberta find their dream cars and improve their credit since 1994… but who are “we”?  We are a team dedicated to providing personalized solutions for all types of credit situations. After 25 years of serving you, we want to introduce you to some of the people that make up our work [...]

Mac James Dictionary: Common Dashboard Warnings

We are not all mechanics. Most of us can’t quite understand the language our cars speak. Not many of us have the skills to run a full diagnostic analysis of our vehicles either. This means your dashboard is your main translator for the rest of the car.   These days dashboards are becoming much more [...]

How To Change a Tire It happened! You are in the middle of traffic or out on the highway and you’ve just gotten a flat tire. It’s bound to happen.  Changing a tire is an easy skill to acquire. You just need to follow these simple instructions: Things you’ll need (and things you should keep in your car): Owner’s [...]

10 Incredible Road Trip Destinations in Alberta When the weather finally gets nice in Alberta, there is nothing more freeing than the open road. Many of us pull out the old camping gear and load up the car with just the necessities we need to leave town—they entirety of Canada becomes our backyard.    What better way to celebrate the beauty [...]