Author Archives: Lorraine

Road rage is getting worse – and more dangerous

Statistics indicate road rage incidents are increasing every year, but why are we so angry? Originally published: February 1, 2016 We’re a snippy, short-tempered lot. Road rage statistics continue to rise, though it isn’t really a new thing. A State … Continue reading

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Is your used car actually safe? Soon, it’ll be easier to tell

Mechanics and used car dealers may be up in arms, but Ontario’s overhaul of its safety certificate program is long overdue Originally published: January 25, 2016 If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, goes the saying. But what if it … Continue reading

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Behind the wheel, you’re risking your life for a selfie

Thinking about posting a road-trip selfie? At the very least, wait until you pull over and stop the car Originally published: January 18, 2016 The Oxford English Dictionary made “selfie” its word of the year in 2013. My heart quietly … Continue reading

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There are actually a few good reasons to hate Uber

It’s easy to make money when you don’t have to worry about things like insurance and workers’ compensation, isn’t it? Originally published: January 11, 2016 There are a lot of reasons I hate Uber, no matter how many headlines you … Continue reading

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10 achievable New Year’s resolutions — for your car

Here are a few things you can commit to achieving with your car in 2016 Originally published: January 4, 2016 Go on a diet; get in better shape; stop smoking. Typical New Year’s resolutions destined, of course, to the rubbish … Continue reading

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Highlights, lowlights and a few laughs from 2015

This year, the automotive world delivered more than its fair share of punchlines and embarrassment Originally published: December 28, 2015 Oh, what a year it was. Think you’ve had some unfair speeding tickets? Don’t bother moving to Finland unless you’re … Continue reading

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Time running out? Here are some easy gifts for gearheads

Forget “I ran out of ideas/money/time” – these are easy last-minute gifts most drivers will appreciate Originally published: December 21, 2015 Not to stereotype, but there will be an awful lot of men-type people roaming the aisles of Shopper’s Drug … Continue reading

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Volunteer drivers give mobility to those in need

Drivers for Canada’s Wheels of Hope give people in their community a lift – in more ways than one Originally published: December 14, 2015 For over 60 years, people like Crystal Clark and Steve Stober have been helping cancer patients … Continue reading

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Buying a car without a test drive? Don’t be foolish

Undertesting your new car purchase is a sure recipe for buyer’s remorse Originally published: December 7, 2015 A survey released last year by DMEautomotive in the U.S. showed 16 per cent of new car buyers do not take a test … Continue reading

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This winter, don’t blame the weather – blame yourself

If you’re still confusing “all-wheel drive” with “magic brakes,” here’s a reality check Originally published: November 30, 2015 “SUV lost control, drove into oncoming traffic,” ran the recent headline. Pretty amazing SUV, if you ask me, that it can come … Continue reading

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