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Winter Tires Are Not an Option – They are a Must-Have

Winter Tires Are Not an Option – They are a Must-Have

Winter tires are essential for driving in Canada. Studies have shown that at temperatures below 7°C, all-season tires stiffen up. This results in less traction, less braking distance, and makes it much harder to handle the car. It also increases the risk of getting into an accident.…

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Used Car Trade-in Time! Get Rid of a Problematic Old Car Before the Snow Hits

Used Car Trade-in Time! Get Rid of a Problematic Old Car Before the Snow Hits

It’s used car trade-in time! Winter is almost here, and if you’re driving a problematic old car it’s best to find a replacement before the snow comes. We’re digging into the whys, hows, and what to considers for trading in your car before winter. Why: Weigh the…

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Winterize Your Vehicle – or Trade In? We Help You Decide

Winterize Your Vehicle – or Trade In? We Help You Decide

As we say goodbye to summer, now is the time to start thinking about whether to winterize your car vehicle, or trade it in. Which option is best for you? Let’s look at the pros and cons. Winterizing Your Vehicle As cold weather hits, your car can…

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Did the Cold Kill Your Car? It Might Be Time to Trade In

Did the Cold Kill Your Car? It Might Be Time to Trade In

Is it time to trade in your car? The winter weather can wreak havoc on vehicles. But how do you know if the problem is worth repairing? Historically, more Canadians buy new vehicles in the spring and summer months than in fall and winter, so if you’re…

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Common Cold Weather Car Problems: Frozen Car Battery and More… Explore Your Options

Common Cold Weather Car Problems: Frozen Car Battery and More… Explore Your Options

Car won’t start, dead battery, frozen fuel lines, broken wipers, and more… Cold weather car problems can cost you a lot, both in time and money. With the temperatures we’ve been having this winter, car problems have abounded. And it’s not over yet. The Old Farmers’ Almanac…

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Winter’s Coming – Continue Sinking Money into Your Old Car or is it Time to Say Goodbye?

Winter’s Coming – Continue Sinking Money into Your Old Car or is it Time to Say Goodbye?

With winter on the way, now is the time to take a good, hard look at your current vehicle. In Canada, icy roads, snowy drives, and frozen engines are part of the norm, so you need to take a proactive approach to prevent last-minute surprises. If your…

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Winter Car Maintenance: Get Your Car Snow Ready in 1-2-3

Winter Car Maintenance: Get Your Car Snow Ready in 1-2-3

Getting your car snow ready can seem to take as long as winter itself. But winter car maintenance really doesn’t need to be a hassle — and keeping on top of it will help save you money and reduce debt in the long run. Here are the…

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