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...

WHINING WHILE TURNING

WHINING WHILE TURNING

Turning your steering wheel all the way in one direction (e.g. to the lock) until it stops is very unhealthy for your car. Ever notice a whine noise when you hold the steering wheel turned all the way? And if you back off just a little bit the whining...

DRY RUB: DON’T TRY IT ON YOUR CAR!

DRY RUB: DON’T TRY IT ON YOUR CAR!

Ok, so I’m not talking about the kind of dry rub for chicken or ribs. Dry rub (commonly known as dry steer) is when you turn the steering wheel with the vehicle stationary. Not a good idea unless you’re doing a really tight turn à la Austin Powers: In...

PREPARING FOR A SAFE FAMILY ROAD TRIP

PREPARING FOR A SAFE FAMILY ROAD TRIP

The Hankook Tire Canadian Index reported that 8 out of 10 families are planning a vacation in 2013 and 78% of those families are planning to travel by car. More specifically, in those families with children under the age of 18, that number rises to...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAR SAFETY INSPECTIONS

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAR SAFETY INSPECTIONS

All too often, drivers put off an auto safety inspection and discount the importance of having one performed on their vehicle. Whether you are buying a vehicle or simply driving an older model, the safety inspection is never something to forgo. Safety...

MECHANIC CHARGED WITH UNSAFE VEHICLE

MECHANIC CHARGED WITH UNSAFE VEHICLE

On August 3, 2012, 27-year-old Abigail MacNaughton was involved in an auto collision that claimed her life. Her vehicle was struck head-on by a truck whose driver lost control. According to the investigators, the truck was unsafe yet was issued a safety...

2015 ACURA MDX ELITE

2015 ACURA MDX ELITE

Model tested: 2015 Acura MDX Elite 3.5L V6-cylinder engine 6-speed automatic transmission Super Handling All-Wheel drive (SH-AWD) Seating Capacity: 7 Road Test Terrain: 60% city, 40% highway Tested MSRP: $66, 420CAD The Acura MDX has been a leading luxury...

2015 NISSAN MURANO

2015 NISSAN MURANO

Model tested: 2015 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L V6 engine Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) All-wheel drive (optional) Seating Capacity: 5 Road Test Terrain: 60% city, 40% highway Tested MSRP: $41,418 CAD Nissan released its third generation Murano...

2015 INFINITI Q50 HYBRID

2015 INFINITI Q50 HYBRID

Model tested: 2015 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5L – V6 engine: lithium-ion battery and 50 kW electric motor 7-speed automatic transmission Intelligent All-wheel drive Seating Capacity: 5 Road Test Terrain: 60% city, 40% highway The 2015 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid is...

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