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ADVICE: Did you just get a flat tire? Don’t play with fire

There’s nothing more annoying than a flat tire, no doubt about it. You have somewhere you need to be, it is very likely that you are late, and suddenly you feel your vehicle is no longer responding the same way, that it tends to deviate to one side or the other and your steering wheel is vibrating under your hands. Then you lower your window, and you hear a fluttering sound that is certainly coming ...

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TECH: Apple Tackles Distracted Driving with IOS 11 “Do Not Disturb While Driving”

Do Not Disturb

Apple’s attempt to combat the danger that presents itself while using your phone while driving has resulted in a new feature to be introduced in its IOS 11 operating system. The feature, entitled “Do Not Disturb While Driving”, has a host of features with the goal of preventing drivers from accessing their phones while driving. The feature does exactly what it sounds like. It blocks the driver from receiving any notifications while driving. By using ...

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Prepare for winter with a survival kit

The majority of motorists have no survival kit in their vehicle. It is normal after all since we probably never have been caught in a situation where we had to wait for help in the past. That said, it is important to have a survival kit, especially in winter, which, even if one never uses it, could well save your life. It is very easy to prepare a survival kit, and it will last a ...

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Advice for driving in fall conditions

If you’ve been driving in Canada for a while, you know how important it is to adapt your driving behavior to changing road conditions associated with winter. That said, preparations for winter driving start way before the first snow storm, and even in fall you have to slow down and adapt as changing weather conditions have already begun to make the roads a little more slippery. Here are a few tips for driving safely in ...

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A couple of tips to help with parking

Parking is something most drivers do without really thinking about it. After a few years of driving, it is indeed true that it becomes somewhat second nature. That said, there are a few tips that you can put into action which will help prevent any parking-related damages to your vehicle while also making things a little easier for you. Back into the parking spot It may be a little faster to go into your parking ...

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Why a tire’s speed rating matters

There are really only two places where you would theoretically need to mind your tire’s speed rating: the track, and the Autobahn in Germany where there are certain sections without any speed limits. Other than that, our speed limits in Canada are well below the average tire’s maximum safe speed. That said, a tire’s speed rating provides more information than the maximum speed you can safely reach. Indeed, the tire speed rating also provides useful ...

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