Author Archives: Lorraine

Sticky road salt solutions make cleaning your car more important

De-icing fluids contain ingredients that can stick to your car and damage mechanicals and parts over time Meet the new gunk; different from the old gunk. Come winter, your municipality used to keep you from slip sliding away by using … Continue reading

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The numbers are in: Canadians really like our SUVs and trucks

Sport utes and pickups have made up around 70 per cent of total sales in Canada in 2017 Canada has a population of just over 36 million people; by the close of this year, current annual sales of new cars … Continue reading

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Missing those bonding times with dad and the car

Vehicles were a way for a quiet, stoic father to open up with his family I check into a website once in a while that allows people to send postcards – anonymously – with their secrets. Some are dark, some … Continue reading

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Think you’re paying too much for insurance? Blame your neighbours

If you’re a good driver but not happy with your insurance rates, blame your neighbours and shop around If you live in Ontario and think you pay too much for auto insurance, what if I told you your biggest problem … Continue reading

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Knowledge is power when it comes to car child seats

Recent study shows most parents are confused and uninformed when it comes to buying and installing child seats A couple of years ago, I did a story on child seat installation and was told by the specialist that eighty to … Continue reading

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Highway chargers won’t be needed if you’re going to the cottage

Instead of updating current infrastructure, electric vehicles open up different options In the last couple of Motor Mouth columns here, David Booth has raised some great points on the future of electric vehicles, alongside the hair-raising costs they will entail. … Continue reading

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Government finally shining a light on dimmed tail lights

Rear illumination will be added to new cars’ daytime running lights, according to memo, but we can do better Ask and ye shall receive. Finally. If there is one topic (other than left-lane hogs) that consumes the comment sections of … Continue reading

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Commercial drivers finally coming under stiff scrutiny for impairment

New Ontario laws address those drivers in control of larger vehicles – but do they go far enough? Talk about burying the lead. Queen’s Park has proposed new rules and regulations for Ontario surrounding the impending Canadian legalization of pot. … Continue reading

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Beware of hurricane-affected cars flooding the used market

Dredged from flood waters, vehicles that should be sent to the scrap heap are often sold on to unsuspecting buyers Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S., but they have the second highest car ownership numbers: 1.8 per … Continue reading

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Back to school means sharing the road safely

Speeding and distracted driving can kill, but even pedestrians need to follow the rules to stay safe Head’s up, folks. The kids are back in school. While the overall Transport Canada figures for 2015 (latest available) suggest a slight downward … Continue reading

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