Category: skid control

Are all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles and 4-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles really worth it?

I’ve been involved in road safety for a long time. It’s getting closer and closer to thirty years and I often get asked more and more questions pertaining to driving because of this. I was...

The key points to stopping on icy roads

As written for The Insurance Hunters. Please visit their blog. In today’s society it always seems like we’re trying to get somewhere. It’s a go – go – go mentality for many people. Even though...

The winter driving quiz is here!

When it comes to winter driving most people deny they have any problems handling bad road conditions. Despite what we may think, winter weather comes and goes each year. We can’t do anything about the...

Which are better; classic or modern vehicles?

Thousands and thousands of people every year, all across the country, visit the annual new auto show. I can fit into those stats as I recently went to the Canadian International Auto Show and visited...

Should rental cars have winter tires?

I recently had to rent a vehicle while another driving instructor borrowed my training vehicle. He needed the dual brake control in the vehicle and I wasn’t using my training vehicle so we switched vehicles....

All-season tires, winter tires or all-weather tires?

For many years there has been a debate whether all-season tires are just as good as winter tires. Many years ago we used to call the winter tire the snow tire. Most tire companies fail...

The benefits of winter tires are…

The benefits of winter tires are…

It’s getting to that time of the year; winter. I know that autumn has just started, but now’s the time to begin thinking about winter tires. Are you the type of driver who changes tires...

Rain, rain go away…

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day. Remember that little song as a kid? I sometimes have that song in my head even as an adult. Mainly because there are things I need to...