By Lori Straus When it comes to the winter, Canadians tend to divide themselves into two groups: those who love the outdoors despite the freezing temperatures and those who hide indoors precisely because of those temperatures. Both groups have one thing in common, though: neither wants to wash their vehicle in the winter. However, good... Read More.
By Lori Straus Although this winter hasn’t felt like much of a winter for those of us in southern Ontario, winter always includes temperatures below -10 Celsius for the entire province. And remember last winter? For the western half of Canada, from the Upper Great Lakes to the Pacific coast, February 2019 saw the lowest... 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.
by Lori Straus One of the most annoying things about winter is the extra 5 to 10 minutes that you need to clean off your car. The windshield and windows are perhaps the most annoying, because you must clear them completely so you can see the road. In this blog post, we’ll cover a few... 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.
That’s always the big question every fall, isn’t it? Do you change to winter tires early on to avoid “tire jams” at the garage? Or do you hold off as long as you can to keep your fuel efficiency high?... Read More.
How long is too long before you need to scrap your vehicle? We’ve compiled a few questions to ask yourself to help you decide if your car’s seen better days and is now destined for the scrap heap.... Read More.
Finding a good auto mechanic can help keep your vehicle running for years, limit maintenance costs, and ease the stresses of repairs caused in an accident. A good mechanic can also come in useful when buying a used car. But you don’t want to wait until you need a mechanic before you start looking.... Read More.
The last few decades have seen a few innovations in automatic-transmission technology. One is the continuously variable transmission, or CVT, which, instead of gears, uses a pair of pulleys connected by a metal belt. Another is the dual-clutch transmission, which is closer in concept to a manual transmission but adds automated shifting.... Read More.