Updating Your Engine’s Computer

Updating Your Engine’s Computer

I’ll have to admit, cars’ touchscreen media/navigation units are pretty convenient. But, as you can imagine, those things are very expensive to replace! For example, a new unit for a 2011 Honda CR-V is just over $5,000 for the part alone, nevermind the cost of labour....

Is Your Car Seat Installed Correctly?

Is Your Car Seat Installed Correctly?

On Tuesday, July 16, 2013 a 2-year-old fell out of a vehicle that was travelling on a ramp on Toronto’s Don Valley Parkway. The rear passenger door opened while the vehicle was moving and the child car seat fell out with the toddler still strapped in it....

Towing A Stroller

Towing A Stroller

A YouTube video shows a woman on a scooter towing a baby carriage across a busy road. It’s earned comments along the lines of ‘most horrible parenting.’ Can you believe this video?! What’s not clear is whether or not there’s actually a child in the...

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO CHANGE A SPARE TIRE?

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO CHANGE A SPARE TIRE?

According to a recent Skills Canada survey, many Canadians don’t have practical, everyday skills. The survey results aren’t surprising to many of us in the skilled trades, we’ve long known that Canada is facing a critical skilled labour shortage. Ask...

Minor Chip In Your Windshield?

Minor Chip In Your Windshield?

Does this happen to you? You’re driving on the highway and all of a sudden you hear a loud ‘ping’. Next thing you know, you’re scouring your windshield to see if there’s a chip somewhere! A windshield chip may be something small and you may still be able...

WHY YOU SHOULD USE A/C IN THE WINTER

WHY YOU SHOULD USE A/C IN THE WINTER

Do you only use your car’s air conditioning in the summer? Many drivers think that they will prolong its life if they don’t use it that often. However, the opposite may be true. One of the purposes of air conditioning is to provide dry air. Fog happens...

WINTER DRIVING TIPS: WHAT YOU KNOW COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

WINTER DRIVING TIPS: WHAT YOU KNOW COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

As the snow starts to fall, temperatures drop, visibility gets impaired and the risk of accidents increases, many of us develop anxiety and experience heightened stress behind the wheel. Winter driving is something most of us dread. After all, nobody wants...

ONE REASON TO KEEP AN OLD CELL PHONE

ONE REASON TO KEEP AN OLD CELL PHONE

It seems like people are getting new phones all the time, left, right, and centre. Before you throw away your old phone, consider this: Did you know that according to the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission), you can use your...

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