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Safe Driving Tips

2018 EcoRun surpasses all expectations

AJAC EcoRun continues to be showcase for fuel-efficient vehicles, driving

The 19 journalist drivers were required to maintain the posted speed-limits but were encouraged to be as efficient as possible with the “go pedal.” Read More


What’s happening to gas prices across Canada now?

Gasoline prices could reach their highest level in a decade this summer Read More

Safe Driving Tips Car Travel Fuel Economy Jun 20, 2018, 8:40 AM

5 things besides texting that are distracting your driving

Car controls, food and drink, even vaping can cause drivers to lose focus Read More

Car Safety Safe Driving Tips Apr 13, 2018, 2:30 AM

Study shows drivers inattentive 7% of the time

Peugeot study shows drivers distracted over four minutes every hour Read More

Car Safety Safe Driving Tips Feb 7, 2018, 10:30 PM

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14 ways to prepare for driving in extreme cold

Your vehicle doesn't like really cold temperatures any more than you do Read More


The time for winter tires is NOW!

The drop in temperature, not just snowfall, is the signal to get ready for winter

It's that time of year again. If you haven't already done so, right now is the time to install winter tires on your vehicle. Read More

Safe Driving Tips Car Tires Car Care Nov 1, 2017, 7:20 AM

Eight tips for driving safely this Fall

Canada's most beautiful season brings with it its own driving challenges

Erratic weather conditions, reduced hours of daylight, falling temperatures and revised patterns of activity all contribute to Fall's driving hazards. Read More


School's in! Tips for both drivers and school-kids

A few tips to both drivers and kids to help keep them safe this school year

School has started again in most Canadian jurisdictions so it's time to readjust our attitudes and driving habits to help keep our children safe. Read More

Safe Driving Tips Car Safety Sep 4, 2017, 12:55 PM

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Air-conditioning myths and facts

A/C use can affect fuel-consumption and CO2 emissions but not the ozone layer

Air-conditioning use can have an effect on the environment, but that effect may be quite different from what you have been led to believe. Read More

Green Cars Safe Driving Tips Fuel Economy Jul 24, 2017, 2:50 AM

Off-Roading 101: Ten tips for venturing off the beaten path

Here’s what you need to know to successfully navigate your off-road adventure

What better way to learn the fundamentals of off-road driving than at the Land Rover Experience school in 26,000-hectares of Quebec forest. Read More

Car Nuts Off Roading Safe Driving Tips Jun 6, 2017, 12:20 AM

10 tips for driving safely in heavy rain and wind

See and be seen, give yourself room and stay smooth to keep safe in heavy rain

The safest thing may be to stay off the roads altogether in heavy rain and wind but if you have to drive here are some tips to help keep you safe. Read More

Safe Driving Tips Car Safety May 5, 2017, 12:10 PM

Beware these nine common causes of car fires

Car fires have become common occurrences in daily traffic reports

Here’s what we’ve learned about the most common causes of car fires and what you can do to prevent them. Read More

Safe Driving Tips Car Safety Mar 16, 2017, 12:40 PM

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Tips for driving in extreme winter weather

It pays to know what kind of weather is coming and prepare in advance

When the weather is extreme you're advised to stay off the road but if you have to drive there are things you can do to help you get there safely. Read More


At Porsche Camp4 winter driving is all about control

Even if it is too slippery to stand, you can control a car with the proper technique

Porsche’s Camp4 winter driving program is more than just a fun time with some great cars, it can literally be a life-saver. Read More


Sleet or freezing rain? Here's how to handle them

Be patient, slow down, be smooth, to arrive safely when roads turn to ice

When road surfaces become skating rinks, even vehicles with winter tires, all-wheel drive and anti-skid technologies can’t always cope. Read More


13 tips for driving safely in winter whiteouts

Plan ahead and check weather forecasts before setting out on the road

Look for special notices and storm warnings that may include both snow and wind for the two together can compound an already treacherous situation. Read More


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Winter driving tips from a pro

Forget the fear, says veteran driving instructor Danny Kok, “you can be in control.”

Driving instructor Danny Kok shares some of his expertise on how to overcome fears of winter driving and be more confident behind the wheel. Read More


Driving Tips: Pickup trucks and winter

Proper tires and weight distribution are keys to maximizing control in winter

There are two key factors that help ensure your pickup has the greatest amount of grip or traction possible – tires and weight. Read More


UK research says women drivers are angrier

Hyundai, Goldsmiths sense-tested 1,000 drivers for emotional reactions

Researchers found two driving emotions — happiness (related to freedom of driving) and anger (usually from dealing with things beyond control). Read More

Safe Driving Tips Auto Industry People Oct 22, 2016, 10:30 PM

Mercedes sets up winter program in Manitoba

AMG Winter Sporting advanced driver training comes to Gimli in 2017

Course on Lake Winnipeg to be modelled on famous racetracks around the world, including Canadian Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport) and Mont-Tremblant. Read More


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Is your dog safe in your car, even when buckled in?

Crash testing shows some pet safety restraints for cars are ineffective

The crash tests uncovered serious flaws in several popular pet restraints currently on the market, with many resulting in catastrophic failure. Read More


How much tax are Canadians paying on gasoline?

Taxes make up a big chunk of the price of gasoline in Canada

On average, taxes account for more than one-third of the price of every litre of gasoline sold across Canada. Read More

Car Care Fuel Economy Safe Driving Tips Jun 3, 2016, 2:50 PM

16 ways to improve your fuel economy

Everything matters when it comes to reducing fuel consumption

Fuel economy depends on everything from the vehicle itself to weather, road and traffic conditions to the driver’s skills and attitude. Read More


What's happening to gas prices across Canada?

As spring arrives gasoline prices are creeping upward across the country

Gas prices rise as seasonal specs change, oil prices increase, refining capacity is reduced... and there's a big holiday weekend not that far away. Read More

Car Care Safe Driving Tips Auto Industry Apr 14, 2016, 8:40 AM

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Spring cleaning how to… for your car

Winter has typically been tougher on our vehicles than on our homes

With winter finally releasing its tentacles from most of the country, it’s time for ‘spring cleaning’ your car as well as your home. Read More

Car Care Safe Driving Tips Weather Driving Apr 11, 2016, 11:45 AM

How you fail your driving test every time you drive

With a driving examiner on board the average driver would fail on every daily drive

Check out these routine driving habits, any one of which would cause failure of a driving test, and ask yourself if you commit any of these errors? Read More

Safe Driving Tips Car Safety Dec 16, 2015, 1:20 PM

Is your car among Canada's most stolen vehicles?

Here are 22 of the car thieves' top choices from all across Canada

The most stolen vehicles in Canada last year were variations of Ford's big 4WD Super-Duty trucks but there were plenty of cars and SUVs on the list too. Read More

Car Care Car Safety Safe Driving Tips Dec 8, 2015, 6:00 AM

How to keep your car from being stolen

The easiest vehicles to steal are those with their keys left in them

High-end vehicles are the most desirable targets for criminals but ease of theft is the primary factor that determines which ones are stolen. Read More

Safe Driving Tips Car Care Dec 2, 2015, 2:45 PM

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What's happened to gas prices across Canada?

Gas prices in Canada have been on a gradual decline since the end of July

After peaking in mid-year, gasoline prices across Canada have steadily declined to an average of 101.5 cents/litre for regular at a self-serve pump. Read More

Car Care Safe Driving Tips Fuel Economy Dec 1, 2015, 7:40 AM

Automatic Emergency Braking to become standard equipment

Ten automakers have agreed to make the advanced safety system standard equipment

Automatic Emergency Braking systems are the next step beyond Forward Collision Warnings, automatically applying the brakes in emergency situations. Read More


Distracted driving tops driver-worry list

Safety Culture Index studied driver attitudes on safety and behaviour

Recent UK study of 2,000 drivers showed majority of motorists are more worried about dangers of distracted driving than they are about drunk drivers. Read More

Car Safety Safe Driving Tips Nov 7, 2015, 9:00 AM

Michelin offers winter driving training for teens

The problem teens face in winter driving is that they can't gain experience in advance

Michelin Canada is offering a pair of winter driving events in Montreal and Toronto developed specifically for teen drivers in advance of the season. Read More

Safe Driving Tips Weather Driving Oct 23, 2015, 10:50 AM

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Lessons learned in rally school...

In like a lamb, out like a lion… and other lessons from the contrarian world of FWD rally driving.

TheTeam O'Neill Rally School is also the home base for Canadian driver Andrew Comrie-Picard's championship-winning Ford Fiesta rally car. Read More