There are simple ways to make sure you drive safely this summer, like complying with speed limits and using your turn signals, not to mention a regular inspection and maintenance of key vehicle components, from the tires to the windshield wipers and everything in between (did you know heat can drain a car battery 33% faster than low temperatures?).
We’ll give you 10 more tips you should follow during your summer vacations:
One of the ways to remain innocent until proven guilty is not to say anything more than is needed when you are pulled over. Do not answer any questions such as “Do you know why I pulled you over?” or “Do you know how fast you were driving?” Answer these questions with an “I don’t know, officer” and be nice about it. Cops hate smart people. They love respect.
Although the Disney & Pixar Cars series has been successful with fans, the critics have not been enthusiastic. (Rotten Tomatoes only gave Cars 2 a score of 39%.) But, Cars 3 has been deemed "a surprisingly decent effort".
Chasers are the tow trucks that race to the scene of an accident/breakdown, often ahead of the police and before CAA, and eagerly offer their services. They troll for the stranded and the vulnerable. They’re not bad people, but they purposely catch you at a bad time to try to make a buck. Don’t let them intimidate or overwhelm you. Here's how not to get scammed if you take the tow.
A tow truck driver may be paid a referral fee by a vehicle repair or body shop to have damaged vehicles towed there. These types of tow truck drivers are known in the industry as "chasers." A tow truck driver may be breaking a municipal bylaw by recommending a repair shop without being asked. To recover these referral fees, tow truck drivers and vehicle repair or body shops may "pad" their bills. In the end, you and other policyholders end up paying. ...
While home in London for the holidays, talk show host James Corden picks up his friend Adele for a drive around the city singing some of her classic songs, some Spice Girls, and Nicki Minaj's "Monster".
Not all tickets are created equal. Insurers are generally concerned about the severity of your violation. Tickets are broadly categorized into three types: minor, major, and serious. Check out this article to see how different types of tickets will have different levels of impact on your insurance rate.
The first step is to be cautious. Don’t accept the right-of-way when it’s not yours, and never turn in front of another vehicle if the driver waves you through. (Even if that driver is simply being polite, your actions can confuse other drivers and create a dangerous situation.)
The idea is to get you into a position where it’s possible to make the crash look like it was your fault. One scenario is if you’re waiting to make a left-hand turn -- the onco...
There are no dedicated auto fraud investigation units within law enforcement, so auto insurers and the Insurance Bureau of Canada have to do their own legwork and then take their discoveries to the police. Convictions don’t always follow, because of the backlog of insurance disputes once it gets to court.