by Lori Straus Long gone are the days when you needed to use a telephone, the Yellow Pages, a map the size of your windshield, and a travel agent to plan a road trip. The following road-trip apps will help you plan your trip and save money just by using your smartphone. Apps for Directions... Read More.
by Lori Straus While you’re researching your next car purchase, whether new or used, you’ll often come across these three acronyms: 2WD, 4WD, AWD. You’ll likely understand right away that 2WD refers to 2-wheel drive vehicles, where all power is transferred to either the front (FWD) or rear (RWD) wheels. But what’s the difference between... Read More.
by Lori Straus As Ontario sees a glimmer of light as the rules of lockdown are relaxed a little, you’ll start seeing more cars—and possibly more bikes and pedestrians—on the roads. That can lead to an increase in accidents, which can take away valuable healthcare resources from the pandemic. Here are seven tips to help... Read More.
by Lori Straus Road rage can range from laying the horn on someone to flipping them the bird to shooting them in the face. Road rage itself is not a legal term; it refers to a generally understood list of reactions that express anger toward someone else while driving. In this blog post, we’ll share... Read More.
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.
By Lori Straus One of the most common concerns about driving a battery-electric vehicle (BEV), which doesn’t require any gas to operate, is the range of the vehicle. Hybrid vehicles don’t have this concern, because they still have a gas tank. However, with increasingly more people becoming concerned about the environmental impact of driving, BEVs... Read More.
by Lori Straus Feeling a bit cooped up? Sometimes a road trip movie is enough to take your family somewhere. Here are five road trip movies you can watch with your family. Finding Nemo Although no roads are technically used in this movie, Nemo’s dad still goes on an oceanic road trip to find his... Read More.
By Lori Straus Have you ever been stuck trying to walk in a rainstorm while holding your umbrella in front in a vain attempt to stay dry? It’s much, much harder to walk, isn’t it? That difficulty in moving forward is reflected in a number called the drag coefficient. And just like your umbrella, your... Read More.
by Lori Straus Backing up a trailer is not for the faint of heart. But whether you’re towing your Skidoo or a full-sized RV behind you, you can’t avoid it. We’ll explain the basics here of how to back up your trailer, but if you’ve never done it before, have someone experienced help you. Be... 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.