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How to Check Your Tire Pressure

You depend on your vehicle’s tires to get you to and from your destination. They are the parts that keep you stable, steady and moving out on the road so it makes sense that you should check on them r…

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How to Share the Road with Cyclists

In order to avoid crowded roads and rising gas prices, many people are now choosing to bike to work or school. Cities across Canada are creating bike lanes to accommodate this alternative mode of tran…

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What To Do If You Get In a Car Accident

Getting in a car accident is everyone’s worst fear while out on the road. Unfortunately, it’s a situation that does occur and it’s always good to know what you should do if it does happen to you.

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How Much Does it Cost to Own a Car?

So you’re shopping for a used car and you’ve found a few models that interest you. Are they the right ones for you? One way to find out is to research how much they’ll cost to own and operate. No matt…

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Seven Easy Steps to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

The harsh Canadian winters can really leave their mark on a car. Therefore, it’s important that as the weather warms, you give your vehicle some care and attention to ensure it’s in top driving condit…

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Road Trip Ideas for Canadians on a Budget

Road trip routes in Canada

Holiday shopping and winter vacations can wreak havoc on your bank account, but who doesn’t get the itch to do some travelling in the spring? Road trips are a cost-effective…

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Tips to Drive Safely on Icy Roads

While many Canadians are used to long, cold winters, most will cringe to the thought of driving in extreme wintery conditions. Driving in snow or on ice is something most Canadian drivers will face at…

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10 Strange Canadian Car Facts

Canada is currently the world’s tenth largest auto producer, producing 2.1 million cars each year. There is a long history between Canada and the automobile, which has led to some of the interesting C…

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How to Change a Flat Tire

As a driver, one of the best things you can learn is how to change a flat tire. It’s a situation that can happen anywhere, at any time and likely something that will happen at least once during your l…

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How to Use Jumper Cables

Chances are, at some point in your life you’ll encounter a flat tire (see our article on how to change a flat tire) or a dead battery, either with your car or with the vehicle of a friend or family me…

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The 10 Best Canada Day Road Trips

Canada Day road trip routes

It's Canada's 150th birthday, and as Canadians, we’re lucky to have such a wide range of travel opportunities in our own backyard. No matter what part of the country you li…

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17 Awesome Hacks for Your Next Road Trip

Helpful car hacks for your road trip

What’s not to love about a road trip? It’s just you and your closest friends or family members out on the open road. Of course, it’s important that you bring along…

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How to Wash Your Car By Hand

Steps for your home car wash

Nothing makes your car look better than a good wash. It’s a critical step if you’re selling your used car, but even if you're not, it's important for good maintenance and…

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How to Deal with Road Rage

When you’re sitting in traffic, running late for an appointment and someone tailgates you or cuts you off, it can be hard to keep your emotions in check. Tempers run high out on the road and obscene g…

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Distracted Driving Facts and Tips to Stay Focused When Driving

Distracted driving facts:

Texting and driving is a major safety issue, but distracted driving is about more than just your phone. Here are some distracted driving statistics: Distracted drivers are th…

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What to Include in an Emergency Roadside Kit

What should be in my car's emergency kit?

It’s a worst-case scenario for any driver – you’re stranded on a deserted road with no immediate help in sight. The situation worsens if it’s in the middle of…

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How Fuel Efficient is Your Car?

For many consumers, fuel consumption is a major consideration in the used car purchasing process. With the cost of rising gas prices, people want to know how much they can expect to pay for fuel each…

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What Every Parent Should Keep in Their Car

Parents of young children (and older kids too!) are always on the move and some days it seems like you probably spend more time in the car shuttling kids back and forth than you do at home. For this r…

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How to Drive Safely in Heavy Rain

Summer’s sudden downpours can be just as dangerous as winter’s icy roads. Heavy rainfall can create slick driving conditions with next to no visibility and this type of situation requires that a drive…

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The Top 10 Driving Mistakes

Let’s face it, for many of us, Driver’s Ed is just a distant memory. Through the years, a few bad habits have settled in here and there, and by now most of us could use a refresher course on defensive…

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Monthly Vehicle Safety Checklist

One of the best things you can do to ensure your car has a long and relatively problem-free lifespan is to perform regular maintenance. Giving your vehicle check-ups will help you catch any mechanical…

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10 Reasons Why CARPROOF is a Great Place to Work

At CARPROOF, we value our employees and that’s why we work hard to make sure that our employees love CARPROOF as much as we love them. We want members of the CARPROOF team to feel excited, challenged…

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10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for a Car-Loving Dad

Father’s Day is just a few days away – do you need help finding the perfect gift? If you’re still looking for a great idea for a Dad who loves cars, we’ve put together a list of 10 awesome ideas that…

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Top 10 Holiday Driving Tips

It’s official, the holiday season has arrived. Besides the traditional Christmas shopping, it’s also time to start prepping for the annual holiday road trip! Whether you’re driving several hours to sp…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Fuel

The rising cost of fuel has made fuel efficiency top of mind for drivers and car buyers. Natural Resources Canada put together a Fuel Consumption Guide in 2014 to help Canadians maximize their fuel ef…

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Preparing Your Vehicle for a Road Trip

When the summer months hit, road trips are a great way to explore a new area of the country or a fun way to seek out new adventures south of the border. Before you set off on a trip, it’s always a goo…

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How to Protect Your Car From the Summer Heat

During the hot summer months, your car spends most of the day parked out in direct sunlight, roasting on hot pavement. In the same way you need protection from the heat and UV rays, your vehicle also…

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How to Winterize Your Car

When the leaves begin to drop off the trees and the days start to get shorter, it’s a sign that the winter months will soon be here. For much of Canada, this means colder temperatures, snow and ice an…

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