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 […]

circadian rhythm
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Your body clock is plotting against you

January 15, 2019 Richard 0

Most drivers are not aware that an internal mechanism is secretly plotting to create problems. The problem is our circadian rhythm, a pattern of activity that occurs on a 24-hour cycle within virtually every living creature. This […]

proper seating position
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How do you hold the steering wheel?

January 11, 2019 Richard 0

Whether around dangerous machinery or someone of the opposite sex, you should always be careful where you place your hands. Add driving to that list. I have always found that you can tell a lot […]


All-season tires are not All-weather tires

January 5, 2019 Richard 0

There’s a new tire in town — the all-weather tire. Not all-season, all-weather. The difference in name, does not fully reflect the difference in performance and safety. All-season are a compromise. They are the jack-of-all-trades […]

school is in
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School is in, be smart

January 1, 2019 Richard 0

School’s back in session after the holiday break, and that brings a new set of challenges for drivers as they try to cope with winter conditions. It’s amazing how many drivers fail to take into […]

winter tires
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Why you need four winter tires

December 29, 2018 Richard 0

No, they are not trying to rip you off! I’ve heard it too many times to ignore. “You don’t need four winter tires. Dealers are just trying to rip me off,” or something to that […]

sluts and ruts
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Are you ready for winter?

December 28, 2018 Richard 0

  The first snowfall usually results in a major traffic tie-up as drivers cope with the new conditions for the first time in months. For some, the first time ever! The problem is compounded as […]

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How good are your headlights

June 15, 2017 Richard 0

It has been my great pleasure, and job, to drive hundreds of new vehicles every year for more than three decades. I have watched as manufacturers embraced new technologies. They have not only coped with […]