Articles by: Guest

Automotive, News

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Car Owners

It’s that time! With the arrival of a new year comes a new wave of resolutions. While resolutions about your health, personal life, or finances are always important, don’t forget about the piece of machinery that’s responsible for getting you where you need to go. Here are 8 resolutions car […]

January 9, 2020 ×

News

Motormouth: Don’t worry about tires that have sat in a warehouse

The local car dealer was advertising “buy three get one free” tires. While researching the information on the tires, one listed brand and model had a recall notice posted on their website and another said the model has been discontinued over a year ago. The dealer told me that they […]

November 21, 2019 ×

Automotive, News

Your Corner Wrench: Should you repair or replace a leaky tire?

Nothing deflates a driver’s spirits quite like coming out to their ride for the morning commute, only to find a flat (or extremely low) tire. They know their plans are immediately blown out, they’ll likely be late for work or miss several appointments, and will be out some coin before […]

October 29, 2019 ×

Automotive, News

Winter tires mandatory on most B.C. highways starting Tuesday

British Columbians travelling most of the province’s highways will need to have winter tires equipped, starting Tuesday. Motorists driving on those highways without the correct tires risk a possible fine of $109 and could be turned back from their destination. Approved winter tires in B.C. either have the M+S (mud […]

October 9, 2019 ×

News

Lorraine Complains: I’m a good distracted driver — it’s you who has a problem

There are probably none so delusional than those assessing their own driving ability. How is it that, when asked, people, almost to a one, will tell you they are an excellent driver? Yet everyone will also report that nearly everyone around them on the road is a terrible one? Read […]

September 30, 2019 ×

News, Product News

Troubleshooter: What do those numbers on tire sidewalls mean?

It’s almost winter tire season, and don’t shoot the messenger for bringing it up. But one question that keeps popping up on auto website chat-rooms and feedback sections regularly is “what do those numbers imprinted on tires really mean?” Being able to decipher these rubber codes can go a long […]

September 12, 2019 ×

News

The best way to combat drowsy driving – sleep

Good myths never die. They just swirl around. I was recently reminded of this fact by a survey commissioned by Calm, a sleep and meditation app. YouGov, a polling company headquartered in the United Kingdom, questioned 4,337 American, British and French adults about their assumptions regarding sleep. Read the source […]

August 15, 2019 ×

Automotive, News

7 Warning Signs You Need New Tires

Most drivers seldom spend much time thinking about the health of their tires. The fact that our tires are so often overlooked is most unfortunate. Tires play an integral role in the safety and performance of our cars. Maintaining proper tire pressure and tire health can drastically improve handling and […]

May 23, 2019 ×

Automotive, Events, News

Canada Road Safety Week 2019

In 2019, Canada Road Safety Week will take place from Tuesday May 14th to Monday May20th. Each day of Canada Road Safety Week will be dedicated to a different road safety risk factor, with Saturday, May 18th being designated National Enforcement Day.  All enforcement agencies across the country are invited […]

May 14, 2019 ×

Industry Statistics, News

Canada tops the charts for poor fuel economy

Canada tops the charts for poor fuel economy

A recent report by the International Energy Agency shows that Canada’s vehicles have the highest average fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions per kilometre driven. They are also the largest and the second heaviest in the world. In short: Canadian vehicles are big, heavy and guzzle a lot of gasoline. For a country that is championing […]

May 10, 2019 ×