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.
By Lori Straus With temperatures beginning to drop and leaves starting to change colour, now’s a perfect time to go for one last family road trip: it’s not sweltering hot outside, nor is the driving horrid because of snow and ice. Below you’ll find a few recommendations for fall road trips in Southwestern Ontario. Elora... Read More.
In Ontario, the first offence for passing a school bus while its upper red lights are flashing is a fine of $400-$2,000 and six demerit points. Subsequent offences can cost you between $1,000 and $4,000, six demerit points, and up to six months in jail.... Read More.
For many, it signals a shift in the generations: phone books, tape decks, stick shift. Make a joke about any of those to someone under 20 and you may get a blank stare. But stick shifts still have fans in North America. Why? What do people get out of them?... Read More.
If you’re really serious about using less fuel, you could trade-in your car or truck for a smaller one. The smaller and lighter the vehicle, the less gas you’ll need to make it go. A hybrid is another option. These vehicles help you save fuel by driving the vehicle partly using electricity.... Read More.
Mobile apps can offer a solution. For example, TrueMotion Family is a free app you can use on your Android or iOS phone. It offers several peace-of-mind options, like seeing where your young driver is and how they got there. The app also tells you if your teen is driving responsibly.... Read More.
You’ve probably heard time and again that there are four seasons in Canada: winter, construction, construction, construction. It’s a fact of life, yet we resist it every year. Here are a few tips to help you survive it.... Read More.
Whether you’re a resident of Ontario or a visitor, you’re bound by Ontario driving laws. Last October, cannabis became legal in Canada but it can still cause impaired driving. Here’s the lowdown of what that looks like in Ontario.... Read More.
Hypermiling refers to the practice of squeezing every last possible mile out of a gallon of gas. Judging by the numerous news articles from 2008, when gas prices soared and the economy tanked, the practice became known through Wayne Gerdes, publisher of cleanmpg.com. The movement has its supporters and detractors.... Read More.