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Car Repair Advice: Is Your Engine Mount on Life Support?

While they come in a variety of designs and sizes, the fundamental purpose of any engine mount — whether it’s made by Ford for pick-up trucks, or Barry Controls for aircraft — is to, as the term suggests, mount an engine and reduce vibration that, if left unchecked, could do more than just be very noisy and irritating. Given how much power engines generate, excess vibration could — and in most cases, eventually will —cause damage to critical components, resulting in major safety risks and hazards. Here are two common symptoms that likely spell out that your engine mount is…

The Time To File A Car Accident Claim Is Right Away

If you have been involved in an automobile accident and are unable to work due to an injury, or you have had to pay out of pocket for physiotherapy (which is generally not covered by OHIP), the time to file your claim is now. When it comes to car accident tort claims in Ontario, the statute of limitations is 2 years, even if the accident resulted in death and your are pursuing this case on behalf of a lost loved one. Besides collecting No Fault accident benefits, there are things you can do on your own to ensure that you…

Preparation Checklist For Your Upcoming Summer Road Trip

Road tripping is one of my favorite ways to spend a few days away during the summer months and me and my buddies have got some great memories and experiences from our time together on the road. One thing I have learned throughout the years however is the importance of sound preparation ahead of your trip, the last thing you need is to have a problem when you are in the middle of an awesome road trip. Whilst there are some challenges which you may face that are frankly unavoidable, there are many that you can prevent with some careful…

4 Tips to Purchasing a Used Car or Truck

Are you scratching an itch to buy a used car or truck? In the event you are, will you go about it the right way? Unfortunately, too many consumers rush into such a decision, ultimately regretting the vehicle they end up with. In order for you to come away with a vehicle that is worth every penny you spent, it is important that you give the Internet some attention in this pursuit. Yes, there are newspaper classified ads and auto magazines in most neighborhoods, but the Internet is where you find your true search value. With that being the case,…

Here’s How New Automotive Technology Can Solve Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a deceptively complex issue — one that defies easy solutions. But it’s increasingly clear that new technologies will play a large and perhaps decisive role in its amelioration, along with the sorts of cultural and behavioral changes that proved so successful in stigmatizing unhealthy activities such as tobacco use and driving under the influence. These technologies, all of which are operational or in development, are among the most exciting anti-distraction innovations of the decade.

5 Tips to Keep Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel

When the time comes for your teenager to get behind the wheel, your anxiety levels can ultimately go through the roof. That being the case, what are you doing to make sure your teen is as protected as possible when he or she starts driving? Although you can only do so much to protect them, don’t feel like they are an accident waiting to happen. In fact, millions of teens get through their teen years without even a scratch while behind the wheel. So, will you all you can to make sure your teen is as safe as possible when…

Staying Safe on the Roads This Winter

One of the biggest causes of accidents on the road come as a result of poor weather conditions, when the rain, sleet, snow and high winds hit the roads they alter driving conditions and many fail to adapt in order to stay safe, a recent survey of 750 drivers found that 21% of them do not take extra precautions in the colder weather. Naturally one of the worst times when it comes to driving on the roads is during winter when the ice and the snow arrive and you need to be very mindful of how you are driving throughout…