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 Vehicles need antifreeze: it’s mixed into winter windshield washer fluid and is used as a coolant so the engine and other parts don’t overheat and malfunction. However, antifreeze is highly toxic to animals, plants, the environment overall, and also humans. And it can leak from your engine and kill your pets. Here’s... Read More.
by Lori Straus COVID-19 has shone a new spotlight on disinfection and a new layer to spring cleaning your car. But disinfecting your vehicle differs from disinfecting your home. Two words of warning: First, please remember that we are neither doctors nor infectious disease experts. However, we ensured that the information we are presenting here—as... Read More.
by Lori Straus Have you ever thought about renting a car as part of your car-buying research? It might be useful if you’re considering changing the type of vehicle you want to drive. Test drives in those instances might not give you enough time to evaluate the new vehicle. After all, how will you know... Read More.
by Lori Straus You’re expecting? How exciting! If it’s your first one, you’re probably spending a lot of time researching everything you need to do to make your baby happy and healthy. If it’s your second (or later!) one, you likely know the drill but still need to prepare. A baby, whether it’s your first... Read More.
By Lori Straus Maybe your family is growing, or a parent is moving in with you, or you’re planning a Spring Break road trip. Whatever the situation, you need more space in your vehicle. The good news is that you have many options that don’t require you to buy a new vehicle. We’ll cover a... Read More.
By Lori Straus If your vehicle is long past its prime and you would like someone to take care of disposing of it, consider donating your vehicle to charity. Not only will you save yourself the hassle of getting rid of your vehicle, but you will also do some good and get a tax receipt... 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 Nothing is more classic to camping than a tent. But perhaps the ground is so bumpy—no matter where you lie down—that you worry your air mattress might spring a leak. Or you want to reduce the number of unwanted guests in your tent. Truck tents and rooftop tents solve these problems for... Read More.