Blog

/Blog
Blog 2018-04-26T15:34:28+00:00
  • road trip

Best 4 Summer Road Trip Tips

June 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Summer and road trips are nearly synonymous. With the summer sun in your rearview mirror, heading for a weekend at the cottage or an adventure to somewhere you’ve never been before are some of the most memorable experiences. That being said, many people do not adequately prepare for their summer road trip and undergo issues while on the road. By following our top four summer road trip tips, courtesy of Ambitious Drivers, you ensure your summer road trip will go smoothly. Do a Preliminary Check Before spending hours on the road, it’s important to make sure your car is up [...]

  • driving fear

Tips on Overcoming Driving Fear

May 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Are you nervous about starting your driving career? If the answer is yes, you are among most new drivers. Driving a car is a huge responsibility, and you may feel overwhelmed to begin your path to transportation independence. All drivers were once new at driving, so rest assured—many people are able to empathize. Don’t force yourself to take driving lessons if you still don’t feel ready, as you need to be a willing participant to get the most out of your educational experience. Here are the best ways to overcome your driving lesson fear, courtesy of the experts at Ambitious [...]

How to Detail Your Car at Home

May 24th, 2018|0 Comments

You use your car almost every day, but how often do you clean it? A clean car is part of a regular maintenance routine that will improve your car’s resale value and give you the opportunity to check for deficiencies. Spring is an ideal time to clean your car, as removing dust and dirt will reduce the impact of allergens associated with the season. The experts at Ambitious Drivers have provided you with the top ways to clean your car at home: Take Out All the Contents The only way to properly deep clean your car is to remove all of its [...]

How to Choose Your First Car

April 9th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Choose Your First Car

Now that you’ve got your licence, you’re tired of asking your parents to borrow their car and haggling with your siblings for it. You want your own car, but the question is: should you buy a brand new one or a used one? The instructors at Ambitious Drivers have compiled a list to help you come to a decision: New Cars The number-one problem with buying a new car is it depreciates as soon as it’s officially yours. The worse part is that it’s a hidden cost many people are unaware of until they trade their car in for another [...]

  • map with keys

The Importance of Having an Emergency Kit

March 30th, 2018|Comments Off on The Importance of Having an Emergency Kit

Once you’ve gotten your licence, you’re offering everyone a lift and happy to be so helpful. But not everything goes according to plan. Unexpected obstacles come up while you’re on the road, and we don’t just mean being forced to take a detour due to construction or a road accident. Bad weather conditions and emergencies create complications, which is why it’s important to be equipped in these situations. You never know what you’ll need when you leave the house, and the weather forecast is not 100% accurate every day. Whether there’s rain, snow, or sunshine, make sure you have these [...]

  • road rage

3 Things Driving School Doesn’t Teach You About the Road

March 14th, 2018|Comments Off on 3 Things Driving School Doesn’t Teach You About the Road

While Ontario drivers may be bound by the confines of provincial law, driving is an art, not a science. The rules of the road protect us from the weather and from each other. They are the minimal requirements every driver needs to meet to be deemed safe and knowledgeable behind the wheel. However, these rules don’t teach us everything. You may not be tested for these three unwritten rules of decorum, but the Ontario roads will be a safer and more enjoyable place if you learn them. How to Handle Peer Pressure If you’re a young driver, it’s very likely [...]

  • prepare for driving test

Top Ways to Avoid Backseat Driving

February 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Top Ways to Avoid Backseat Driving

As a new driver, people are always telling you about the distractions on the road. They tell you to watch for other cars and pedestrians and to obey the street signs and lights. You are told over and over to put your phone away so you can concentrate—but what no tells you is how you can become a distraction to other driver when you’re the passenger. Now that you have your driver’s license, you feel empowered, and you may feel the need to pass on your new-found wisdom to others. That’s fine, but not while they’re driving. An argument in [...]

  • in the car

How to Pass Your Driving Test the First Time

February 1st, 2018|Comments Off on How to Pass Your Driving Test the First Time

Getting a driver’s licence is an exciting adventure. Before you can reap the rewards of having your own car and a taste of freedom, you first must pass the road test. For many, this test is as nerve-wracking as a final exam in school. Fortunately, we have a few tips up our sleeve to help you pass your test—the first time. From the professionals at Ambitious Drivers, here are a few things to keep in mind to ace your upcoming driving test: Practice It’s true that a significant percentage of the North American population has a driver’s license. This doesn’t [...]

  • classroom desk

The Benefits of Attending Driving Classes

February 1st, 2018|Comments Off on The Benefits of Attending Driving Classes

Once perceived as optional, driving classes are now highly recommended for Ontario drivers hoping to take their road test. Getting the right training prior to operating a vehicle is beneficial on both a personal and financial level. From the experts at Ambitious Drivers, here are a few benefits of attending driving classes prior to taking your road test: Better Safety. Attending a driving school will ensure that you know the rules of the road like the back of your hand. Not only will you possess better driving technique; you’ll have the training to adapt to fluctuating weather conditions, know how [...]

  • repair the car

Signs Your Vehicle Needs Repair

January 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Signs Your Vehicle Needs Repair

If you’ve recently passed your driving test, congratulations! The most nerve-wracking part is over. Now that you can drive on your own, there are a few responsibilities you should be aware of—proper vehicle maintenance being one of the most important. As a new driver, it’s important for you to recognize the signs that your vehicle needs repair. To keep you and other drivers on the road safe, here are a few things to watch for that might suggest your vehicle needs a tune-up: Flashing “Check Engine” Light. An illuminated “check engine” light is no need for immediate concern. If the [...]