By Lori Straus Leaving your vehicle inactive for several weeks or even months doesn’t give your car a rest. It can actually damage your car if you don’t properly maintain it. In this blog post, we’ll cover the basics of maintaining your vehicle while you’re not driving it often, if at all. Clean Everything Out... Read More.
by Lori Straus Choosing the right tires for your vehicle can sometimes overwhelm you. Perhaps performance tires look enticing, but they’re not suitable for winter driving. By the same token, all seasons sound like you only need one set of tires for the entire year; however, if you live somewhere where winter temperatures drop below... Read More.
by Lori Straus Studded tires provide the ultimate grip on icy roads. However, they face heavy regulation in Ontario. In this blog post, we’ll give you a quick overview on the status of studded tires. What Are Studded Tires? Studded tires have small metal studs spread out throughout the tire tread and better grip soft... Read More.
by Lori Straus Windshield washer fluid is not a one-size-fits-all situation. Your car, where you live, and what season it is will all dictate what kind of windshield washer fluid you need. What Is Windshield Washer Fluid? Basically, windshield washer fluid comes in two basic formulas, depending on the season: bug season and frost season.... Read More.
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 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.