by Lori Straus What keeps you up more at night: that your child will eventually start dating? Or driving? For most parents, it’s probably a toss-up. Since we’re not in the business of advising on dating, we’ll stick to teenage driving in this blog post. At the very least, you can take some comfort in... Read More.
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By Lori Straus Where would we be without tires? We expect them to carry us from point A to point B, stop our vehicle on a dime when we slam on the brakes, and help us safely navigate the roads. In fact, we rely on them so much that we even change them to fit... Read More.
by Chris Chase Despite their high profile in the media, electric vehicles make up a small percentage of vehicle sales. For the most part, that’s because many drivers aren’t sure if an EV would suit their lifestyle. But another thing that has hurt take-up is the perception that charging an electric vehicle at home would... Read More.
by Chris Chase Among the notable recent trends in the auto industry is a shift away from manual transmissions to automatics. These transmissions used to be more expensive and less fuel-efficient than manuals and often hampered performance. But today’s automatics, with anywhere from 6 to 10 ratios, are generally more efficient than stickshifts and perform... Read More.
by Lori Straus Vehicles need antifreeze: it’s mixed into winter windshield washer fluid and is used as a coolant so the engine and other parts don’t overheat and malfunction. However, antifreeze is highly toxic to animals, plants, the environment overall, and also humans. And it can leak from your engine and kill your pets. Here’s... Read More.
by Chris Chase – Rating – 3.8/5 As recently as 10 or 15 years ago, if you wanted an economy car kitted out to match an upscale sport sedan, you were out of luck. There were speedy compacts that could keep up with a sporty luxury car, but few of them offered the features or... Read More.
by Chris Chase If you’ve got questions about battery-powered cars, you’re not alone. Every time I review an electric vehicle (EV), I can count on at least one stranger asking about some aspect of the ownership experience. The most common question after “How far will it go on a charge?” is “How long does it... Read More.
by Lori Straus You’ve likely been told over the years to wash your hands after going to the washroom and also after handling cash. In fact, some stores won’t even handle cash today for fear of transmitting the coronavirus. (The Bank of Canada has asked stores not to do so, because not everyone has access... Read More.
by Lori Straus With regular updates from the government, it’s sometimes hard to know who’s open and who isn’t. Vehicle repair shops have been deemed an essential workplace in Ontario, so you can still have your car repaired during the pandemic. However, it is far from business as usual for car service. Before you take... Read More.
by Lori Straus COVID-19 has shone a new spotlight on disinfection and a new layer to spring cleaning your car. But disinfecting your vehicle differs from disinfecting your home. Two words of warning: First, please remember that we are neither doctors nor infectious disease experts. However, we ensured that the information we are presenting here—as... Read More.