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Passing Your Driver’s Test the First Time

September 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Passing Your Driver’s Test the First Time

If you don’t pass your driver’s test the first time, it isn’t the end of the world, don’t worry. In fact, roughly 47.9 % of people pass their driving test the first time. But after all the time, money and effort invested into the first time, why not know exactly what it takes to pass on the first attempt? Here are some tips to maximize those chances to hit the open road. Sharpen Stops and Go’s Throughout a driving test, examiners are looking to see how well you can stop and how well you can start moving again. The test [...]

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Driving with Bike Lanes: What You Need to Know

August 3rd, 2016|Comments Off on Driving with Bike Lanes: What You Need to Know

Drivers have to share the road with many different people and vehicles—pedestrians, buses, delivery trucks and cyclists. It’s important for drivers to be aware of cyclists in particular when they are on the road, in order to prevent accidents. In fact, recently in the news, it was stated that Toronto is planning to implement new bike lanes in the downtown core as well as in Scarborough. This makes it even more crucial for new drivers to be prepared to safely drive alongside cyclists due to the influx of cyclists to come. Here are some of the most important things to [...]

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Tips for Summer Car Maintenance

July 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Tips for Summer Car Maintenance

To keep your car driving smoothly and safely, it’s important that you keep it properly maintained all year round. The high temperatures of summer can present specific challenges for your car, such as damaged batteries, deflated tires, and overworked cooling systems. These summertime car issues can decrease your vehicle’s performance and put your safety at risk. Below are some tips to keep your car in good condition this summer. Check Your Tires Many drivers don’t give their tires the attention they need. Under inflated or over inflated tires can lead to serious road accidents. Under inflated tires can cause your [...]

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How to Properly Clean Your Car

June 8th, 2016|Comments Off on How to Properly Clean Your Car

With the warmer season ahead, getting into your car for nature hikes, road trips, music festivals and fun getaways are what you look forward to when you can drive. While the fun times are ahead, having other people in your car regularly will inevitably leave your car in need of a deep cleaning. Here are some of the best car cleaning tips! Check your cleaning products Car interiors can be sensitive to cleaning products. Avoid causing unnecessary wear and tear to your seats and vulnerable parts of the interior of your car. Make sure to do a quick search on [...]

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Tips for a Great Summer Road Trip

May 25th, 2016|Comments Off on Tips for a Great Summer Road Trip

Summer is finally here, which means that road trip season is officially under way. Road trips are great for a young group of friends, or families looking for an affordable and adventurous vacation. Whatever kind of getaway you’re planning this summer, follow these easy tips for a great road trip to avoid any hiccups you might experience along the way. Have Valid Documentation It’s important to have all of your information in order before you leave on your road trip. You should have a valid and up-to-date driver’s licence, vehicle registration, and any other relevant documentation on-hand at all times [...]

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3 Things Your Driving Instructor Wishes You Knew

May 9th, 2016|Comments Off on 3 Things Your Driving Instructor Wishes You Knew

You know that person sitting across from you in the car watching your every move? That person whose job it is to decide whether or not you fit enough as a driver to be legally allowed on the road. That’s your driving instructor, and despite what many young students think, they aren’t scary and mean at heart. Most students spend so much time worrying that they often make some mistakes that they could have avoided. Here are 3 things your driving instructor wishes you knew when you got in the car. Driving instructors want you to pass! Believe it or [...]

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What Items Should You Keep in Your Car?

April 8th, 2016|Comments Off on What Items Should You Keep in Your Car?

So you’re a novice driver but you’ve managed to convince your parents into letting you take the car out for your first long distance trip. You’re headed to a music festival with your best and trusted friends and you couldn’t be more excited. Aside from making sure you have enough gas in the tank, food, plus all of your belongings, you have had the oil checked, your tires checked for pressure and your fluids are A-OK. You know how to change a tire in case there is a flat, and how to jumpstart a motor. And you also have some [...]

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Tips for Passing Your Driving Test

March 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Tips for Passing Your Driving Test

Sometimes it can be the little things that make or break your road test success. It can be a nervous or anxious time, but if you are prepared, confident, and smart, you can pass with flying colours! Here are some crucial tips to keep in mind when you approach getting your driving test. Get Plenty of Practice Practice makes perfect – it is true! For the best preparation possible, enrolling with a driving instructor or a driving school will be the best decision for you. Getting practise with a teacher can not only successfully prepare you for your driving test, [...]

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Handy Tips for Road Trips!

February 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Handy Tips for Road Trips!

Everybody loves road trips. People piling in the car together, getting all physically close, listening to the same music, and taking hours to get some place … oh wait, that sounds potentially awful. Road trips can be a fond memory that lasts a lifetime, or a terrible experience that ruins friendships and causes family trauma. Here are some handy tips to keep your road trip as drama-free and painless as possible. Have Food / Water Nothing shortens tempers faster than lack of food and water – and those who are in a hurry are not going to want to stop [...]

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7 Tips to Keep Your Friends Off the Road

February 9th, 2016|Comments Off on 7 Tips to Keep Your Friends Off the Road

We all know that drinking and driving is bad news. But what do you do when someone you care about is about to get in the car and you know they are not in a fit state to drive? Telling someone not to drive can be a tricky thing. People get sensitive about their judgement and may even get aggressive. You know that you are doing the right thing by preventing them from getting in the car, but how to do that when they are unwilling to listen to you? 1) Be nonjudgmental and non-confrontational. This is not the moment [...]