Category Archives: Drive She Said

Car-sharing a leased vehicle? You’re playing with fire

This is a get-rich scheme that’s bound to fail Originally published: May 23, 2016 “In December 2015, it was possible to lease a Chevy Cruze for $18/month with $0 down. There was no catch – it was real and I … Continue reading

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Where are all the female crash test dummies?

Car safety has come a long way — particularly if you’re a male driver Originally published: May 16, 2016 You may not know it ladies, but there is a good chance that car you just purchased for its excellent crash … Continue reading

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Boneheaded drivers, stunt driving is not all about speed

Blocking a driver from changing lanes? Bolting off a light to make a left turn? Congratulations, you could be charged with stunt driving Originally published: May 9, 2016 You might remember when Ontario introduced its infamous stunt driving laws in … Continue reading

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Ontario licence plates need a serious overhaul

Government looks at problems of fading and peeling but little has been done for a permanent fix Originally published: May 2, 2016 If it’s my imagination, then it’s everybody else’s as well. It used to be a faded licence plate … Continue reading

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Spring inspections can save money down the road

Switching tires is the perfect time for a look-over after the trials of winter Originally published: April 27, 2016 Have you ever been to a palm reader? What if I told you a decent vehicle technician could do an equivalent … Continue reading

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Turo has a legal leg-up in car sharing field

Peer-to-peer car rental isn’t perfect, but insurance and roadside assistance cover users Originally published: April 20, 2016 I think the sharing economy is a crock. It started out warm enough; borrow my underused this, trade me an hour of babysitting … Continue reading

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Recalls slipping through the cracks can be deadly

Lax regulations mean there is no easy way to tell if a car has had its recall dealt with Originally published: April 11, 2016 A jury has awarded $15 million to the parents who filed a wrongful death lawsuit against … Continue reading

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Lending – or borrowing – a car can test a relationship

Asking questions and common courtesy can help avoid problems when the keys are handed back Originally published: April 4, 2016 Baby, you can drive my car … or can you? Depending on what you drive and who your friends and … Continue reading

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Don’t be a ‘hero’ – pull over if you’re tired

Driving while drowsy limits your abilities to avoid a collision almost as much as being drunk Originally published: March 28, 2016 I woke up in the back of a vehicle at a truck stop along Highway 401 the other day. … Continue reading

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How to stop being such an easy target for car thieves

Immobilizer technology has helped curb car thefts, but we’re still making it far too easy for thieves to steal Originally published: March 21, 2016 The top-selling vehicle in Canada is a Ford F-Series pickup. The most stolen vehicle in Canada … Continue reading

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