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The Yummy Mummy Club and AutoNiche are partnering up in the blogging world! Emily Chung is officially their Mummy Mechanic and is looking forward to posting about all things cars. Do you have car questions or a topic you want her to post about? Let her know!

Monthly Archives: May 2016

Do You Know How To Change A Spare Tire?

Do You Know How To Change A Spare Tire?

According to a recent Skills Canada survey, many Canadians don’t have practical, everyday skills. The survey results aren’t surprising to many of us in the skilled trades, we’ve long known that Canada is facing a critical skilled labour shortage. Ask anyone who recruits skilled tradespeople and they’ll attest that it’s difficult to find good skilled workers. The survey results are interesting. Amongst the skills asked, 48% of women and 6% of men polled indicated that they didn’t know how to change a spare tire. In another skill that is traditionally gender biased, 63% of men and 27% of women said they didn’t know how to sew a button. “There’s a serious underlying message here that many Canadians are lacking basic, practical knowledge when it comes to completing everyday skills, admitting they require help,” said Shaun Thorson, CEO, Skills/Compétences Canada. “…the growing shortage of skilled trade worker ... read more

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Minor Chip In Your Windshield?

Minor Chip In Your Windshield?

Does this happen to you? You’re driving on the highway and all of a sudden you hear a loud ‘ping’. Next thing you know, you’re scouring your windshield to see if there’s a chip somewhere! A windshield chip may be something small and you may still be able to see through your windshield but it should really be addressed promptly. Small chips can easily be repaired but if left untouched, may grow to be a large crack in the windshield. At that point, the whole windshield needs to be replaced. Of note, your insurance company may cover the cost of repairing a chip and that usually doesn’t increase your premium at renewal time! Your windshield is actually an important safety component of your car, and most provinces require the windshield to be assessed during a safety certificate inspection. The windshield contributes to the overall strength of your car during a collision. Imagine your car’s frame without any windows. Can you see that these side pillars and ro ... read more

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