Author Archives: Lorraine

You never forget your first car. Meet mine: the Ramchicken

Originally published: November 10, 2014 They say you never forget your first. They’re right. When I was still driving my parents’ cars, I paid little attention to anything other than how much it cost to fill the tank. I’d complain … Continue reading

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Briefly Leaving A Child In The Car? A Lot Can Happen

Originally published: November 3, 2014 It’s when temperatures hit sweltering heights that we usually start reading horrific stories about children left in cars all day. Those stories are difficult to read and important to know, but the plummeting of the … Continue reading

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If you want to keep your car for a long time, rustproofing should be a no-brainer. But don’t be fooled by the dealership upsell

Originally published: October 27, 2014 (click for video) To rustproof or not to rustproof, that is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the metal to suffer The snow and slush of outrageous winter, Or to take arms against a sea … Continue reading

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Why texting behind the wheel is as bad as drunk driving

Originally published: October 20, 2014 I find texting and driving a lot harder than driving drunk. Those studies are right. Ford’s Driving Skills for Life, a program perfected in the U.S. and now being brought to Canada, allows newly licensed … Continue reading

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Is Gender Really A Factor Behind The Wheel?

Originally published: October 13, 2014 Women are better drivers than men. Relax… that’s just a cheap shot to make you keep reading. The topic is right up there with sex, religion, politics and money. If your holiday dinners need a … Continue reading

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How to avoid the dreaded ‘car buyer’s remorse’

Originally published: October 6, 2014 “I’m all out of love, I’m so lost without you…” Air Supply was right. I should have bought the navigation system in the last car. I admit it; I messed up. In that down-to-the-wire grind … Continue reading

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Bright dashboards and daytime lights continue to fool us

Originally published: September 29, 2014 As cars get more complicated, we turn to car reviewers to help sort out things like if a car that’s been “refreshed” is really much of an improvement. Car enthusiasts read Driving because they love … Continue reading

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Just call them unmoving violations. These 10 parking gaffes are enough to get the blood boiling

Originally published: September 22, 2014 What’s the opposite of moving violations? Unmoving violations, of course. Call it parking rage, but it’s every bit as real as road rage and, in this age of camera, cameras everywhere, don’t be surprised to … Continue reading

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Targa crash signals end of race, but team still determined

Originally posted: September 18, 2014 The car is a write-off. It’s not going to take crawling underneath to officially make the call, though of course they will. Mitsubishi Canada has taken a chance on this project, a huge, noisy, ballsy … Continue reading

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Seniors surprised by own bad habits after driving retest

Originally published: September 8, 2014 Jan Thompson, 69, has been driving well over 50 years; instead of taking it for granted, he had a different thought. “I worry I’m getting too set in my ways. I’ve always driven as if … Continue reading

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