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Active versus passive safety systems

There are many different types of ways your vehicle can protect you in the event of an accident. But did you know that there are also ways your vehicle can prevent an accident from even occurring? The technologies that prevent accidents are called active safety systems. Those that protect you when there is an accident are called passive safety systems. In both cases, they have never been so evolved.   “Cars are stronger than ever ...

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Important weather equipment

We know that in winter it is important to slow down in order to be able to offset the tougher road conditions caused by cold and ice. Indeed, it’s up to the driver to drive safely and slowly when the road is covered with snow or ice. That said, it is possible to purchase equipment that will be very useful in the coming months as winter rolls around. Here are some examples. Obviously, we must ...

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How to improve fuel-efficiency in winter

winter

We all want to reduce our fuel consumption. Firstly because gasoline, although prices have stabilized, remains rather expensive and secondly, because we want to do our part for the environment. That said, in winter, the cold combined with difficult road conditions means that our fuel consumption increases. The good news is that by following these tips, you will be able to reduce your consumption to a slightly more acceptable level. First tip, you must avoid ...

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Here’s how to ensure your safety this winter

Winter driving is never easy. There is snow, ice, cold, blowing snow that vastly reduces visibility, and many other elements drivers in Canada have to deal with. No doubt, it’s always better to face winter when we are prepared and ready. Here are a few tips to help you once the cold weather rolls around. It all starts with the tires If you want to be totally safe this winter, it all starts with your ...

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Four tricks to get your vehicle ready for winter

winter driving

Winter is coming. We know it just by stepping outside in the morning. Soon, snow will blanket the roads and ice will creep up when we least expect it. That’s a reality that people in Canada have had to face for a very long time. Although most of us are used to driving in winter, and we know how to do it mainly by slowing down and taking our time when the road is covered, ...

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Snow tires or ice tires?

Has that question been on your mind? Are you wondering which winter tire is better suited to your particular needs? You are not alone. There are quite a lot of options on the market when it comes to buying winter tires, and there is something for every budget. Here’s how you can make the best possible choice. Before making that choice, it is important to ask some questions. In the end, your driving habits, where ...

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Everything that needs to be known about winter tires

Winter tires

Last winter, you felt it. As soon as there was just a little bit of snow and ice on the road, your car would struggle to find grip. It was also getting increasingly difficult to get up those pesky hills and out of your parking spot. You feel like your winter tires may be done, but are they? Well, first things first, if your tires were beginning to slip and slide, there is a good ...

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When is it time to think about winter tires?

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As you have probably noticed, the nights are cold and the days are cool. This means that fortunately or unfortunately, all depending on which side of the fence you find yourself, winter will be here soon. That means that soon enough, you will need to think about winter tires. Although they are not required by law, anyone who has faced an icy road on all-season tires know that they should be. So, the first important ...

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A new 2015 or a new 2016? It all depends…

buying a new car

When fall rolls along, many buyers are all of a sudden stricken with the thought of changing their vehicle. That leads to a visit to the dealership which in turn leads to a surprising realization. There are two variants of the model you want inside the dealership, a 2015 and a 2016. Which one should you choose? It basically depends on the type of car buyer you are and the type of consumer you plan to ...

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Driving in the fall: it’s like winter

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Canadian drivers know that in winter, we must slow down and most importantly, be careful of icy or snowy roads. That said, many are unaware that fall can also be dangerous as roads become slippery for many different reasons. “Motorists change their behavior on the road in winter, but once spring returns they go back to their original driving habits. Obviously, there is less danger on the roads in summer, but in autumn, the cold ...

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