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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: July 2016

Is Your Car Seat Installed Correctly?

Is Your Car Seat Installed Correctly?

On Tuesday, July 16, 2013 a 2-year-old fell out of a vehicle that was travelling on a ramp on Toronto’s Don Valley Parkway. The rear passenger door opened while the vehicle was moving and the child car seat fell out with the toddler still strapped in it. Police believe that the child car seat was not installed properly (I would suggest that the seat wasn’t installed at all) and have charged the driver. Miraculously, the child only suffered minor injuries. An estimated 80% of child car seats are not correctly installed. In Ontario, the fine for not using a child car seat or booster seat as required by law is up to $1,000 plus two demerit points on conviction. The incident serves as a reminder that child car seats must be secured to the vehicle properly for them to function as designed. This should all go without saying, but clearly there are thos ... read more

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What I Learned About Driving A Race Car

What I Learned About Driving A Race Car

I spent 2 days at the Bridgestone Racing Academy (in Bowmanville, Ontario) and I have to say this—driving a race car has been on my bucket list for a long time. Where else can I legally go crazy fast and be taught the methodology of going even faster? And have a team of mechanics on hand so that I don’t have to think about fixing the car?! I’ve been driving since the day I turned 16 (so that was a while ago), been around cars for a bit, and driving a regular car is so second nature to me that it took some getting used to in terms of thinking about what I was doing with the race car, when to shift, how to take corners, how to go faster. Apparently a three-day session also teaches the art of passing. Race cars weigh approximately 1,000lbs and have 170 horsepower. That’s something like a Honda Odyssey with over 700 horsepower (base model has 248hp). Do you know how fast you could get to the ne ... read more

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