Winter Tires: Are They Really Worth It?

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Most new cars sold in Ontario come with “all season” tires, often marked “M+S” for “mud and snow”. These tires are designed to provide safe, all-weather protection, but are not suitable for snow-covered roads or extreme cold. Once the temperature drops below –10º C, all season tires lose their grip as the tires harden. This is not very desirable and …

Added Safety From A Car Rear-View Camera

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Every year in Canada, thousands of children are injured and hundreds killed because of a vehicle backing into them. Ideally, if all vehicles were equipped with rear-view cameras, future accidents of this type could be eliminated. Many new vehicles come with rear-view video systems, and, as an extra bonus, include warning beeps and guidelines to alert drivers when they are …

Choosing A Driving School: Get Quality Driver’s Training For Your Teen

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Young drivers hoping to reduce their G1 licensing time and qualify for insurance discounts must enroll in a driving school approved by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) that offers an approved Beginner Driver Education course. The key phrase here is “approved by the MTO” – There are many driving schools out there that are not approved and simply …

Ontario Auto Rate Changes – What Is Happening?

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As you may or may not know, there are changes happening in Ontario around auto insurance premiums. Here are a few key things to know about the Ontario government’s mandated reduction in auto premiums. 1. The promised rate reductions are not instant The government has set a target to reduce rates on average over two years, ending August 2015: starting …