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What to Include in an Emergency Roadside Kit

What should be in my car's emergency kit?

It’s a worst-case scenario for any driver – you’re stranded on a deserted road with no immediate help in sight. The situation worsens if it’s in the...

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Preparing Your Vehicle for a Road Trip

Road trips are a great way to explore some new places close by you've never seen before. Before you set off on a trip, it’s always a good idea to prep your car for the adventure so you don’t hit a...

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Tips to Finding the Best Family Car For Your Crew

So, your family is getting bigger and you need a vehicle that can carry all the car seats and soccer gear. What makes a practical family car? Which features do you need, and which can you live without...

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The Best Canadian Road Trips

As Canadians, we’re lucky to have a wide range of travel opportunities in our own backyard. No matter what part of the country you live in, and regardless of whether you’re looking to camp out or...

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Tips to Help You Drive Safe This Summer

We witness dangerous driving all the time, and while safe driving is largely your own responsibility, part of it involves being defensive and avoiding erratic, aggressive drivers.

A study by Dr. D...

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9 Things to do While You’re Stuck in Traffic

Whether you like it or not, it’s happened to you, and it’s most likely going to happen again. Getting stuck in traffic is like a rite of passage for all drivers out there, especially if you’ve t...

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Avoid a Parking Lot Accident with These Tips

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that about 20 percent of vehicle accidents that cause damage take place in parking lots. One of the major sources of parking lot damage occurs when...

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Tips to Drive Safely on Icy Roads

While many Canadians are used to long, cold winters, most will cringe at the thought of driving in extreme wintery conditions. Driving in snow or on ice is something most Canadian drivers will face at...

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What To Do If You Get in a Car Accident

Getting in a car accident is everyone’s worst fear while out on the road. Unfortunately, it’s a situation that does occur and it’s always good to know what you should do if it does happen to you.


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How Much Will a Car Cost to Drive?

So you’re shopping for a used car and you’ve found a few models that interest you. Are they the right ones for you? One way to find out is to research how much they’ll cost to own and operate. N...

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10 Spring Road Trip Ideas for Canadians on a Budget

Holiday shopping and winter vacations can wreak havoc on your bank account, but who doesn’t get the itch to do some travelling in the spring? Road trips are a cost-effective way to satisfy those spr...

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10 Strange Canadian Car Facts

Canada is currently the world’s tenth largest auto producer, producing 2.1 million cars each year. There is a long history between Canada and the automobile, which has led to some of the interesting...

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Questions to Expect from Someone Buying Your Used Car

You’ve put together a great ad about the used car you have for sale and now you’re ready to field calls and emails from interested buyers. It’s important that you prepare yourself for the questi...

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17 Awesome Hacks for Your Next Road Trip

Helpful car hacks for your road trip

What’s not to love about a road trip? It’s just you and your closest friends or family members out on the open road. Of course, it’s important that you bri...

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How to Deal with Road Rage

When you’re sitting in traffic, running late for an appointment and someone tailgates you or cuts you off, it can be hard to keep your emotions in check. Tempers run high out on the road and obscene...

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Top 10 Ways to Avoid Driver Distractions

Distracted driving facts:

Texting and driving is a major safety issue, but distracted driving is about more than just your phone. Here are some distracted driving statistics: Distracted drivers are...

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What Every Parent Should Keep in Their Car

Parents of young children (and older kids too!) are always on the move and some days it seems like you probably spend more time in the car shuttling kids back and forth than you do at home. For this r...

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The Top 10 Driving Mistakes and Tips to Avoid Them

Let’s face it, for many of us, Driver’s Ed is just a distant memory. Through the years, a few bad habits have settled in here and there, and by now most of us could use a refresher course on defen...

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How to Share the Road with Cyclists

In order to avoid crowded roads and rising gas prices, many people are now choosing to bike to work or school. Cities across Canada are creating bike lanes to accommodate this alternative mode of tran...

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How to Drive Safely in Heavy Rain

Sudden downpours can be just as dangerous as icy roads. Heavy rainfall creates slick driving conditions with next to no visibility and this type of situation requires that a driver adjust their typica...

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Top 10 Holiday Driving Tips from CARFAX Canada

It’s official, the holiday season has arrived. Besides your traditional shopping, it’s also time to start prepping for the annual holiday road trip! Whether you’re driving several hours to spend...

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How to Prepare a Car for Long-Term Storage

Not planning on using your car for a while? Perhaps you’re headed away on an extended vacation. Or maybe it’s wintertime and you don’t need (or want!) to go anywhere and expose it to harsh condit...

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Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers and Trick-or-Treaters

Every year, Halloween comes along and, that evening, the ‘treat’ of needing to drive even safer than usual comes with it. There will be ghosts, witches, and zombies everywhere, so knowing the tric...

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