Driving Etiquette 101

Courtesy is a quality every individual needs to have in every single thing one does in life, and driving is no exception. The majority of drivers think that driving is just getting from point A to point B, but the truth is not that simple. The road is composed of cars that range in sizes.. read more →

The Importance of Defensive Driving

People often don’t do what you expect them to. This is particularly true when driving. Driving speeds are greater than they ever were before, and unfortunately drivers have to deal with more distractions, safety hazards, and basic driving errors than ever before. Defensive driving teaches the person behind the wheel how to anticipate and react.. read more →

What to Do If You Have a Cracked Windshield

Driving in a car with a dirty or damaged windshield poses serious dangers, especially if the driver is trying to navigate through fog, heavy rain or snow. Despite the risks, many drivers are reluctant to replace a damaged windshield. The rationale adopted by many car owners, especially the younger ones might be: “Why spend the.. read more →

Helpful Car Cleaning Tips for the Winter Season

During the winter, our cars have to struggle through the snow, slush and snow. They deserve to be cleaned every now and then. You could take your car to a professional car wash but if you have some free time and like to care for your car on your own, then you can do so.. read more →

What to Do When a Tire Bursts

Unless you hear the tire burst, the first sign of a blowout will be that your car suddenly pulls hard to one side. Your instinct will be to slam on the brakes, but don’t. Sudden braking is the single worst thing that you can do if a tire blows out. Breaking will only exacerbate the.. read more →

The Dangers of Road Rage

  The term road rage refers to an extreme form of aggressive driving that has been identified as a risk factor for motor vehicle accidents. Road rage behaviours include repeated horn honking, red-light running, tailgating, headlight flashing, excessive breaking, verbal abuse, lewd gestures directed at another motorist, purposefully cutting off another driver and even exiting.. read more →

How to Check a Car’s Engine Oil Level

  Check your engine oil regularly, as driving with very low oil level can cause engine problems. Remember – taking the time to do some basic maintenance tests on your vehicle will reduce your driving costs in the long run. Here are a few handy tips on how to change a car’s engine oil: Park your vehicle.. read more →

Parents’ Driving Behaviors are Mirrored by Their Kids

A study published last year surveyed thousands of Canadian high school and middle school students who overwhelmingly said their parents are or will be the biggest influence on how they drive. It is critically important that parents set the example they wish their children to follow. If teenagers see their parents talk on a cell.. read more →

Prepare for the Rigors of Winter Driving

Regardless of the type of vehicle you drive, late fall is the perfect time to get your car tuned up for the winter months. Ambitious Drivers recommends that motorists – or their mechanics – thoroughly inspect and update the following vehicle components in preparation for winter. Following these tips will help prepare you and your.. read more →

Winter Tires Can Save Your Life

Winter driving can offer virtually all the unpleasantness that a novice driver can imagine. Although you may think that brushing snow off a car parked outside in freezing weather may be the worst thing that could happen to you, it is actually the least of your troubles. The way our Canadian climate works, you will.. read more →