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When Is It Time To Put Your Winter Tires On?

As the days get chillier, it’s time to think about putting your summer frocks and shorts away and bringing out the cozy sweaters and coats. And, just as you change into your winter attire when the days get frosty, you also need to change your tire attire to prepare for the cold. Think of winter tires as your car’s winter wardrobe.

So, other than the goosebumps on your arms telling you it’s time to get a cold-weather strategy together, how do you know when it's the right time to swap out your summer tires or all-season tires until next year?

The simple rule of thumb is that if you can see your breath, it’s time to change those tires out. The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada recommends that as soon as it...

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What Are Fog Lights and How Do They Work?

It's a cold, damp morning as you trudge to your car preparing yourself for the long busy drive to work. You step out of the house and, behold, there's a dense blanket of fog. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as a fog season. In late autumn and early spring when temperatures fall to the dewpoint, and the cooling air can't hold as much water vapour as when temperatures were warmer.

Fog is a danger to motorists, as visibility can be drastically reduced. This is when your vehicle's fog lights save the day.

How do fog lights work?

Because fog consists of water and, sometimes, ice crystals, using your regular headlights or high beams can make visibility worse as the light is reflected at you. Factory-installed fog lights are...

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What Should I Do Right After a Vehicle Accident?

Accident Checklist

When you are involved in a vehicle accident, you’ll most likely experience a whirlwind of emotions such as fear, frustration, anger. But the worst emotion is the helplessness you may feel when you are suddenly in a situation and don’t know what to do next.

The following post-accident checklist provides you with a list of things to do and information to collect immediately after an accident.

Tip: Keep a print copy of this checklist in your vehicle so you have it when you need it.

1. Stop and check for injuries.

After an accident, the first step is to always stop your car. Never drive away from the scene, no matter how minor the collision may have seemed. A hit and run is...

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Tips To Keep Your Vehicle's Paint Looking New

Whether your vehicle was involved in a collision or you just wanted a new look, a freshly-painted vehicle is a beautiful thing. Naturally, you'll want to keep that paint job glossy and gleaming for as long as possible. Fortunately, there are things you can do (and not do) to help keep your car looking great.

Here are some dos and don’ts for maintaining your car’s newly-painted appearance.

Do... Wash your car by hand.

Although commercial car washes are quick and convenient, they also increase the chances of your vehicle’s paint getting scratched or chipped. The wash may also use harsh chemicals that can dull or damage your car's finish. To protect your vehicle’s new paint job, it's always best to wash your vehicle...

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Top Tips for Winter Driving

Driving for long periods of time in winter can be nerve-wracking, especially for travellers who aren’t accustomed to it. Winter road trips don’t have to be a source of anxiety if you’re well prepared. We’ve compiled this list of cold weather driving tips to help you hit the road with confidence this winter. 

Check the Weather Conditions 

Before you leave, you should know if you can expect snow-covered roads or bright sunny skies. Nowadays, weather apps make it extremely convenient to stay regularly updated on any changes during the days before your trip and while you’re on the road. If the weather looks nasty, local news outlets will be able to notify you of any road closures that might affect your...

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