Category Archives: Drive She Said

The little things can mean a lot when it comes to fine print

Warranties and insurance are unforgiving if you make one small (or large) mistake without knowing the consequences Originally published March 20, 2017 The little things mean a lot. And sometimes they mean everything. When a recent bout of unseasonable weather … Continue reading

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Everyone pays for insurance fraud, even the innocent

Ever wonder why your car insurance fees are so high? We all pay the price for fraud Originally published March 13, 2017 What if I told you that between $116 and $236 per year of your insurance premium went to … Continue reading

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Bad driving habits rub off on kids, whether you know it or not

Whenever a kid’s in your car, you have an extra responsibility to teach some good driving manners Originally published March 6, 2017 Pop Quiz: At what age do your children learn how to drive? a) 16, or whenever it’s legal … Continue reading

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Buying new? Here’s how to make the most out of negotiating

Practice your power pose and start with an assertive handshake to set the groundwork for gaining the upper hand Originally published on February 27, 2017 The next time I buy a new car, I’m taking Fotini Iconomopoulos with me. I’m … Continue reading

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Station wagons offered Dad that little extra “just in case” room

Though waning in popularity now, the wagon was perfect for those unexpected roadside treasures Originally published February 20, 2017 Just in case. That is the real reason people buy the vehicles they do. I was having another discussion with an … Continue reading

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Appreciate the power you have to defeat depreciation

There are ways to get your full money back if your car is a write-off in a crash Originally published February 13, 2017 Dilemma of the week: A reader got rear-ended and was deemed not at fault. The car, a … Continue reading

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Alongside Trump, Uber feeling the fallout of its policies

Twitter campaign #DeleteUber a sign that the company took a step too far by taking advantage of demonstration Originally published January 31, 2017 If the 45th president of the U.S. decides to adopt another kid, he might as well make … Continue reading

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A car horn is for safety, so don’t try to bully me

The solution to bad honking? Limit every driver to 100 in a lifetime – if it’s possible Originally published January 30, 2017 For any car in Canada to be street legal, it has to have a horn. It’s a fact … Continue reading

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Zipper merging may be frustrating, but it works

Turns out those people who race right to the end of the merge lane are helping traffic run smoother Originally published January 23, 2017 Zipper merging will never happen until we have autonomous cars. People just hate total strangers too … Continue reading

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Passing along a car in the family isn’t just kid’s play

“Free gift” isn’t so free after the paperwork, vehicle testing and insurance Originally published January 16, 2017 Thinking of giving a vehicle to your niece? Maybe grandma has announced she’s hanging up the keys and is ready to let her … Continue reading

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