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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Questions To Ask Your Mechanic

Questions To Ask Your Mechanic

“What would you do if this was your car?” That’s a question we get asked a lot and to be honest, it’s not really a fair question. Don’t ask your mechanic what he or she would do in terms of repairing your car. There are so many variables that make you—you have different needs for your vehicle, it’s probably more inconvenient for you to make a trip to visit your mechanic, etc. Here are some questions to ask yourself when it comes to auto maintenance: Is this a safety issue? If your vehicle needs to be repaired because of a safety issue, there’s no question about it—you need to fix it. It’s amazing how much work people put off thinking that as they can drive the car then it’s fine. The reality is that you are compromising yourself… if that doesn’t bother you because you feel you’re a safe driver, then remember that you’re putting others on the road at risk too. What is your purpose for the car? ... read more

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2015 Canadian International Auto Show

2015 Canadian International Auto Show

We got a sneak peek at this year’s auto show in Toronto! Special thanks to General Motors Canada for having us as part of their press members. Among their reveals today was the CTS-V: a whopping 640hp, 630 lbs-ft of torque and can get you from 0-96kph in 3.7secs! JUST IN CASE you wanted to make a mad dash after the babysitter arrives… we’re just sayin’ The auto show is a great way to see the latest vehicles, and if you have kids it’s an opportunity to introduce them to our magical auto world! This year’s show in Toronto runs from February 13-22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Gen Y Prefers iPhone Over Car

Gen Y Prefers iPhone Over Car

I spoke with two of my clients whose teenagers didn’t seem interested in getting their driver’s licenses. Really? When I was 15, I couldn’t wait to get my driver’s license. I wrote my driver’s test the day I turned 16. For these two separate clients, the concern was that their teenagers were limited in getting jobs. Both of these clients had driven their teens to job interviews because the commute by transit was incredibly long. It was widely reported in 2012 that the auto industry is concerned with declining auto sales amongst 18-to-34-year-olds. Industry experts believe that Gen Y connect online so there isn’t as much need to connect in person. Apparently cars are not the only symbols of freedom and technology has become a great competitor. Consider this from the Business Week article: “For most Gen Y buyers…skipping a vehicle purchase is pre ... read more

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We’re Giving Up To 4 Tickets To The Canadian International Auto Show!

We’re Giving Up To 4 Tickets To The Canadian International Auto Show!

What are your plans for this Family Day long weekend? You could be going to the Canadian International Auto Show and checking out the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV! Head over to our Facebook page and enter our Honda contest! Here’s what you have to do: Complete the following sentence on our Facebook page for your chance to win up to 4 tickets: The 2016 Honda Pilot is the ultimate family vehicle to do….? Comment our Facebook page to enter – answers will be accepted until February 11 at 5PM. All entries will be entered into a random draw. Names will only be entered once. Special Thanks to Honda Canada for providing us with this great prize ... read more

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Cars For Kids 101

Cars For Kids 101

I stumbled across GM Education, a website by General Motors that educates kids (and grown-ups) about different aspects of cars. It’s pretty cool and is easily laid out. Why not teach your kids a few things about cars over the holiday break? Here are some of my favourite things from the site: Grades K–4 This is a wide age range, so use your discretion when searching for age-appropriate activities. Interactive game, Cruncha, shows which car parts are recycled and what they could be made into. Build an edible car with graham crackers, dried fruit, marshmallows . . . mmm, marshmallows. Energy section has Technology In Your House, and is an interactive game to get kids thinking about the different types of energy consumed at home—your car ... read more

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