Author Archives: Lorraine

Summer road trips can be good for the family – if you put your phone down

Conversations spark in the car when everyone shares music, sights and even silence Want a way to instantly double the time you spend with the people you love? Put down your phone when you’re with them. If you drop your … Continue reading

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Despite promises, Ontario’s car insurance won’t be an easy fix

If politicians really want to find a solution to rising auto insurance rates, they’ll need more than trigger words While it could be argued that the Ontario Liberal party recently died on many hills, surely judging by years of headlines … Continue reading

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Reckless use of the word ‘autonomous’ causes confusion – and even death

Recent JD Power study highlights the misconceptions between autonomous features and a fully fledged autonomous car I’ve spent years being a stickler for language when I believe it is vital to get it right. I won’t use the word “accident” … Continue reading

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The rules to follow when getting your kid a car

It used to be the bigger the better, but nowadays safety features and fuel economy are key features to look for When you write about the auto industry for enough years, you learn there are a handful of perennial questions … Continue reading

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Rally shows its heart with Moroccan medical work

Finishing the gruelling race is rewarding, but not as much as seeing the work done by the Coeur de Gazelles Women participate in the Rallye Aicha des Gazelle – the Gazelle Rally – for many reasons. Some are looking for … Continue reading

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Lincoln, Genesis pick-up services could do more than just save time

Time is valuable for customers, but also for dealerships who might want to get fixes right the first time Starting March 1, Lincoln dealers will pick up a client’s 2018 vehicle when it is time for service and drop it … Continue reading

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Car insurance looks to ditch pink slips, but it’s not as easy as it sounds

Survey shows most Canadians want it on their phones, but there are still a few regulatory hurdles to jump Are car insurance pink slips finally on the way out? They are if consumers have anything to say about it. Like … Continue reading

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Are you comfortable with your car giving up your secrets?

Recent stats indicate people are becoming more aware of just how much data will be at risk It’s been nearly five years since some Canadian car insurance companies followed their American counterparts lead and introduced telematics as a way for … Continue reading

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Double drive-thrus bring out the selfish in society

Idling for minutes, racing ahead of the next person, taking too long to order: is it all worth it for that double-double? In Burlington, ON, the city I live in, with a population just under 200,000, local government aims to … Continue reading

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How can we stop impaired, distracted drivers once and for all?

Perhaps the best way to fight impairment and curtail distractions is through a completely zero-tolerance policy Proponents of an all-autonomous driving world usually cite safety, with a corresponding plunge in death and injury, as a leading reason drivers need to … Continue reading

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