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  • One of the best things about living in Western Canada is the abundance of wildlife; however, those many incredible animals can prove to be a serious hazard on our roads and every year they cause countless collisions. If you will be driving in BC or Alberta this year make sure that you are doing everything you can to steer clear of wildlife; the following important tips are sure to help. Take warnings seriously Road signs warning of wildlife are only posted in areas that are known for having sizeable populations; therefore, take the hint and keep your eyes open. Not ...

  • Driving is a lot more fun and a lot less stressful when you have the skills and confidence to back you up and if you feel like your abilities behind the wheel could use a boost there are plenty of easy ways to do so. Regardless of whether you are a new driver or have decades of experience under your belt, the following tips are guaranteed to improve your skills fast. Go back to school There is no better way to boost your skills in a hurry than by taking a professional driving course. Winter driving classes will teach you ...

  • Trading in your vehicle can save you a small fortune on upgrading to something better; however, if you hope to get a decent return for your ride you will need to put some time, effort and resources into preparing it ahead of time. The following are a few sure ways to boost your trade in value. Replace the tires Your vehicle’s tires will impact everything from its traction, control and handling through to its overall fuel economy; therefore, if you hope to get a good return on your trade in make sure that your tires are in good condition. If ...

  • So you have researched your options thoroughly, read the reviews, and compared those stand-out vehicles in every way possible; the only thing left to do is to take them for a spin yourself. To get the most out of your test drive keep the following elements in mind. Accessibility Is it easy to get in and out of the vehicle? Will it be easy for all of your passengers to do so as well? Don’t forget that you can often have side steps or running boards added to high clearance vehicles as after-market upgrades. Acceleration How quickly does the vehicle ...

  • Honda has long been known for building stylish, comfortable and affordable vehicles; however, the 2016 Honda HR-V has gone and raised the bar even further. If you are looking for a vehicle that has as much personality as you do and is built to keep up with your busy lifestyle, the HR-V is for you. Here we will take a brief look at a few of the many highlights. Space One of the signature features of any Honda has always been its plentiful interior space and the HR-V has certainly continued this tradition. Whether you regularly carry large loads of ...

  • If you are the proud owner of a new Honda and want to do your best to protect it there are plenty of easy ways to go about it. Keep the following important elements in mind and your new ride will be looking great and running smoothly for years to come. Interior protection Ensure that your Honda’s interior is protected against dirt, mud and moisture by investing in mats or liners for it. Apart from keeping the interior clean, dry and more pleasant for everyone on board, you will also be helping to stop mold, mildew, staining and other damage ...

  • Dealership financing has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason, as it is one of the most user-friendly ways to get into a quality new or used vehicle. The following are just a few of the many reasons why you should consider dealership financing too. Lower rates Unlike the banks, dealerships make their money by selling vehicles, not by charging unreasonably high interest on loans – this allows them to offer some of the lowest rates available. Dealerships also have relationships with a range of financial institutions, so they can shop around on your behalf and find ...

  • Honda has been designing and building high quality vehicles for generations and they have been recognised for their safety efforts yet again this year by the widely respected Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Let’s take a look at who the IIHS is as well as which Hondas have been named IIHS Safety Picks for 2016. Who is the IIHS? Considered one of the world’s most respected vehicle safety experts, the IIHS is a US-based non-profit that is funded by a variety of auto insurance bodies and they have been conducting rigorous safety testing on vehicles since 1959. Every year ...

  • Regardless of what you drive and whether it is for business or pleasure, having your vehicle detailed is certainly well worth the investment. If you have never had a vehicle detailed before the following guide will let you know what to expect. What is involved? Exterior Detailing a vehicle’s exterior involves doing everything possible to clean, shine and protect it from future damage. First your vehicle will be thoroughly cleaned and dried, after which point a clay bar is often used to remove any more stubborn dirt or impediments. Next up is the polishing, where every exterior surface from the ...

  • The worst of winter is almost here once again and now is the time to ensure that your vehicle is ready for those challenging conditions ahead. Nothing will do more for your vehicle’s safety and performance than a set of quality winter tires, because even the most high tech vehicle can’t help you without the traction to stay on the road. If you don’t believe in the benefits of winter tires, read on, because they just might save your life this year. It’s all about the temperature Despite what you may have heard, you don’t need to live somewhere that ...

  • Arctic Cat unveiled its 2016 snow cross race sled at Hay Days.  The specs for the ZR 6000 R SX are as follows:  

  • How the Honda Accord Stacks Up Compared to the Nissan Altima In the Family Sedan class, the Honda Accord has a long standing reputation for its longevity and reliability. The Nissan Altima, another well-liked import, has a reputation for its fun drive and great performance. The Nissan Altima is smartly marketed, focusing on its strength as a car for people that love to drive. Boasting about its sports like performance, the Altima focuses on the V6 engine, handling abilities, and has Next-Generation Xtronic CVT. The interior features “Zero Gravity Seats”, which have shown to give an incredibly comfortable experience, especially ...

  • So Much More With The Honda Accord The Honda Accord has one of the best and longest standing reputations for reliability and longevity. It’s landed on the Car and Driver “10 Best Cars list” 29 times and it keeps on impressing. In some of the awards given, the Accord was awarded in the Top 3 Mid-Sized cars Best Resale Value Award by Kelly’s Blue Book. And the Honda Accord is so much more than a well awarded family favorite. The Accord is available in the Coupe, Sedan or the Sedan Hybrid and each has incredible looks and performance. In the ...