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Dealing with slush and ruts

February 28, 2019 Richard 0

One of the tricky tasks facing drivers in winter occurs when we try to get out of the ruts or trails left by preceding vehicles. This often involves thick, heavy and wet slush. Getting safely […]

Toyota Yaris
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2018 Toyota Yaris review

February 26, 2019 Richard 0

The Hyundai Accent owns the small car category in Canada. It had a comfortable lead over the Toyota Yaris at the end of 2018. TheKia Rio, Nissan Versa, were in a tight race for third […]

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Black ice

February 24, 2019 Richard 0

One of the worst situations any driver can encounter is a surprise. When that surprise is a total loss of traction or grip the results are frightening. This can easily lead to a crash. The […]

2019 Lexus ES350
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2019 Lexus ES350 review

February 22, 2019 Richard 0

The Lexus ES has been around for almost 30 years. Ot was getting long in the tooth. The last major major change occurred in 2013 model. Lexus has given the ES350 a major makeover for […]

winter tires
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You need four winter tires

February 20, 2019 Richard 0

Dealers are not trying to rip you off. The modern generation of winter tires are most effective when installed in sets of four. Read why here as it appeared in the Halifax Herald and other […]

Kia Sorento
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SUVs get in trouble faster

February 18, 2019 Richard 0

SUVs are classified as a truck. It is wise to keep that in mind when driving one in winter conditions. Sport Utility Vehicles, or Crossovers as they are known, have taken over the market. As a […]

Mazda MX-5
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2019 Mazda MX-5 GT review

February 15, 2019 Richard 0

There is something special about a sports car. Not a sporty car, but a true sports car with two doors, two seats and a removable top. It has to be light, and lithe with a drivetrain […]

Lexus
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Lexus most reliable – again

February 14, 2019 Richard 0

Lexus has been named the most dependable car brand in America for the eighth straight year. Its parent company – Toyota – nailed down the runner-up spot. Porsche was named the most dependable single vehicle […]

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Tires

Atlantic Canadians use winter tires

February 10, 2019 Richard 0

Atlantic Canadian drivers are more prepared for winter driving than everybody in the country, outside Quebec. According to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) we are among the most sophisticated drivers in the […]

Honda Insight
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2019 Honda Insight review

February 8, 2019 Richard 0

The first Honda Insight was a small two-door, two-seater, with a “unique’ shape. It appeared as a 2000 model. The second came along in 2009 as a five-door, five-passenger hatchback on a unique platform, which […]