Mar 4, 2021 7 tips for safer night driving
It’s no secret that driving at night can be more dangerous than driving during the day. When you’re fighting poor visibility, sleepiness, and distracted drivers, it can be a challenge to avoid all of the risks around you. While you’d likely rather stay off the road completely, there’s often no way to avoid driving in the dark. Whether you’re a new driver or a seasoned veteran, you can use these practical tips to drive safely long after the sun goes down: Be extra defensive. The number one rule we’re taught in driving school is to always be defensive — you need to stay alert, follow all road rules and signs, and be ready to respond to other drivers who may do something unexpected. At night, you…Read More
Mar 27, 2018 Spring Driving Tips
It’s that time again ─ Spring is finally here! But is your automobile ready for the warm weather? Your Spring Auto To Do List: 1. Windshield Wipers: Check them for wear and cracks, and replace them if necessary. Remove your winter wipers if applicable and install your summer blades. 2. Windshield Washer Fluid: Always remember to keep extra windshield washer fluid in your vehicle. Spring brings dirt, dust and insects that can obscure your vision. 3. Clean the Interior: It’s easy to use your car or truck as a storage area for all kinds of things (including useless junk and garbage), especially in the cold months when you don’t feel like cleaning your car. Take time to declutter your car; losing the extra weight can significantly increase…Read More
Sep 16, 2016 How Close is Too Close When Driving Behind Someone?
We’ve all been there. Keeping a safe distance behind the driver ahead of you, only to be tailgated by someone behind you. You say to yourself, “Man, I wish he would buzz off!” What if this driver wasn’t in a hurry, but was just at a distance that he considered to be safe just like you were with the car in front of you? Some people keep the same distance between someone regardless of the speed they are traveling at. This is a HUGE mistake. Your reaction time is the same whether you’re going 10km/h or 110km/h, however your car will obviously not react the same. There are many factors that determine vehicles stopping distance including, but not limited to; SPEED – #1 factor.Read More
Dec 8, 2015 Tips to Help You Prepare for Winter
updated Nov. 09, 2018 “Winter is Coming” is not only the motto for House Stark of HBO’s medieval fantasy series, Game of Thrones; these three words are enough to send chills down your spine. The winter blues, cold nights, -40 °C days, endless shoveling – living in Canada, winter is inevitable every year. The best thing we can do is prepare, or if you can afford it become a snow bird – but that’s unrealistic for many of us. Since we have to deal with it, here are some great tips to help you prepare for the winter. Tips for the Home De-clutter your gutter A clean, good working gutter is essential to keeping a well maintained home in the…Read More