In the face of global warming changing the climate and the environmental policies, such as the Carbon tax, being rolled out worldwide, it’s upon every single one of us to change our habits and be more efficient with energy consumption and depleting the Earth’s resources. You can do that in many different ways - by changing your eating and food procurement habits, choosing and maintaining clothes differently, paying attention to the type of appliances in your house and how you use them, and of course, taking cleaner manners of transportation. Take a look at this infographic to see over 10 ways … [Read more...]
Archives for September 2019
What to Do When Your Car Is Hydroplaning in the Rain
Rainy (fall) weather can be a particularly difficult time for drivers, especially if they are less experienced in driving in this kind of conditions (or in general). Nearly half of all traffic accidents - 46% - happen because of wet driving conditions. The main problem is not the ponds that are created in the streets whenever it rains, whether it’s a downpour or a sprinkle, but the fact that any kind of damp film between the tires and the road surface can cause the vehicle to “float” or hydroplane. This can lead to the inexperienced driver panicking and making a serious mistake which can lead … [Read more...]
How to Tell Your Car Needs Alignment (Infographic)
Regular car maintenance is a must if you want to avoid vehicle malfunctions and road accidents, and one of the things to pay attention to certainly is alignment. It can be caused by a variety of things - potholes, curbs, worn suspension, problems with the steering system, etc. During a visual check of your car, you can even spot the signs of misalignment by simply looking at your tires, but the feel of the car itself during the drive is a tell-tale sign that something is wrong. However, leave the diagnosing to pros, and drive your car over to your trusted mechanic for a check-up the moment you … [Read more...]
Is Carbon Tax Bad for Canadian Auto-Production?
The implementation of the Carbon tax throughout Canada has the Canucks paying more attention to CO2 emissions by turning to a cleaner way of life - using alternative sources of energy, cleaner fuels, tech that uses less energy or simply biking to work instead of driving (as if Canadians weren’t physical enough). So, by all accounts, it’s having a beneficial effect on people, but does that also go for the automotive industry? Is Carbon tax having a negative impact on the Canadian auto-production? Let’s examine. According to some industry officials, the federal government’s Carbon tax, … [Read more...]