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 You’re on the road to a winter getaway, it’s -25°C outside, the wind is blowing, and instead of driving, you’re stuck with a dead battery. What do you do? First, pull out your emergency kit and give everyone blankets, etc., to keep warm. Next, flag down a stranger to give you a... Read More.
2019 Toyota Highlander review – by Chris Chase – 3.9/5 Toyota’s fourth-generation Highlander crossover arrives in January 2020, following its 2019 debut at the New York auto show. Therefore, by the time you read this review of the third-generation Highlander — a 2019 model — it’ll officially be last year’s car. However, Toyota’s tendency toward... Read More.
By Lori Straus As beautiful as the surrounding landscapes can be in the winter, with everything covered in white snow, one of the major inconveniences of winter is getting stuck in the snow. It can even happen with winter tires. Depending on the situation, you may need to call for help. However, in many cases... Read More.
By Lori Straus As I write this, it’s 9°C in the second week of December in my city in Southwestern Ontario. All my hard-earned shovelling is being erased. That makes it hard to believe that it’s still winter. But it is. If you haven’t done so yet, do it immediately: assemble your winter driving kit,... Read More.
By Lori Straus Earlier this year, Volkswagen released a popular commercial for the Jetta GLI that suggests that the car’s stick shift prevents auto theft. Although news stories about car thefts abandoned because of stick shifts show up on occasion, driving one doesn’t necessarily protect your car from theft. On the other side of the... Read More.
Ever since the three-point seatbelt was invented by Nils Bohlin of Volvo and then in 1959 introduced into that automaker’s vehicles, all the major automakers have been increasing the safety features in their vehicles. The latest innovations in car crash safety systems, are focusing on preventing crashes.... Read More.
You have to drive your kids around so it’s best to be prepared. We’ve talked in previous posts about child car seat safety issues and how to choose the right car seat for your baby. In this post, we’re taking the family safety discussion one step further: safe travel toys for cars.... Read More.