Showing posts with label car. Show all posts
Showing posts with label car. Show all posts

April 15, 2024

Maximizing Your Car's Battery Life: The Power of Trickle Chargers

Let's talk about something that might not be on your radar, but it's essential for ensuring your vehicle is always ready to hit the road: battery maintenance. Imagine you're all set for a weekend road trip, but as you turn the ignition key, there's nothing but silence. Your heart sinks as you realize your car's battery has given up on you. Many of us have been there, and it's not a pleasant experience. Read about trickle chargers and see how to care for your battery so you can avoid this.

January 16, 2023

Tips For Enhancing Your Car Shopping Experience

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Usually, shopping around for a car can be fairly stressful. You're hit with ads and sketchy car dealers, and you're probably overwhelmed because you don't know what to get or even the best price. But shopping for a car, whether used or new, doesn't need to be a giant disaster. Here are some tips for making the process as easy as possible!

May 12, 2022

How to Cut Down On Car Repair and Maintenance

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Whether you have a brand new car or prefer to get the most out of a used car for your everyday errands, you can still expect it to require repairs and maintenance at some point. Unfortunately, this maintenance can be costly, and it might put significant pressure on your budget. So what if there was a way to cut down on the regularity of repairs and maintenance while still using your car every day? Well, there is, so consider these tips to reduce wear and tear and keep your finances in check.

August 23, 2017

Zooming to Discover Ontario in the 2017 Mazda6

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We enjoyed driving the 2017 Mazda6 GT car during our three-day trip to Manitoulin Island. This car was smooth and easy to drive in different terrains and different weather conditions we encountered. 

June 28, 2015

RAVPower® Dual USB Car Charger and Portable wireless router

We usually take turns charging our phones while driving, and I found this RAVPower® 24W 4.8A Dual USB Car Charger with iSmart Technology very useful. I was initially skeptical about charging 2 phones at once on a dual USB charger because I was afraid it might blow the fuse on the receptacle by drawing too much power to charge 2 phones at one time. I gave it a try because the specs indicate that there is a multiple safety system such as Temperature, Short-Circuit, Output over-current, and output over voltage. 

Hot Wheels FUNdamentals Learning Project

Keeping our children interested in learning over the summer holidays isn't always easy if we push books in their face, so I try to incorporate learning in different ways. It is important as parents we create opportunities for our children to advance their knowledge and skills, so they can retain what they’ve learned over the school year. This year, I am excited to be part of the Hot Wheels FUNdamentals Learning Project.

December 4, 2014

Jabra Stealth Bluetooth Headset

I have used many Bluetooth devices before, however nothing compares to this awesome Jabra Stealth that ensures crystal clear conversations at both ends of the call because of its HD voice and Noise Blackout™ technology. This Noise Blackout™ technology reduces background noise from our conversations, making it easy for us to talk with the Bluetooth device as though you are next to the person. 

August 11, 2014

Fun We Had at Arrowhead Provincial Park in Huntsville

We went on a day trip to enjoy the three sand beaches on Arrowhead Lake surrounded by beautiful trees in the heart of Muskoka as part of our #HyundaiDriveSquad challenge.

August 10, 2014

Driving Experience with the 2015 Genesis 3.8 Sedan

My family and I really enjoyed driving the 2015 Genesis 3.8 Sedan with the Technology package, and going on a few trips around Ontario during our experience. This new Genesis is completely re-engineered from the ground up. The exclusive, all-new platform and standard HTRAC® AWD system works together to deliver a dynamic drive with a focus on handling and control.

July 31, 2014

Luxurious Experience Driving The Cadillac CTS Sedan

We got an awesome perk to test out the Cadillac CTS Sedan. This car has awesome features, such as its hidden storage, customizable gauge skins on the dash, cue system, and more. The other design features include leather seats, ambient interior lighting, electronic cup holder cover, BOSE center point surround system, and ultra view sunroof. We like the heads up display that allows us to see the navigation and speed in full colour on the windshield.

June 30, 2014

Travel Friends A Must for Travelling Toddlers

The wilds of Savannah aren’t as harsh as a grumpy toddler awoken from a head-bobbing stroll through the park at naptime. This new Savannah-themed line of Travel Friends gives total support headrests, which allows our toddlers to stay comfy, safe, and preferably asleep whenever and wherever they are travelling.

July 15, 2013

Hyundai SantaFe Sport 2.0T Is A Fabulous SUV For The Family

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Hyundai is true to their motto of "New Thinking. New Possibilities". My family and I feel the Hyundai SantaFe Sport 2.0T is an outstanding, well-engineered, stylish SUV that shows modern luxury. We really like the stunning look from the outside. Everyone getting into the vehicle will like the comfortable, luxurious and spacious drive. This SUV is perfect to drive in all types of weather and road conditions in Canada. 

June 7, 2013

Drive Safe and Be Prepared For Emergencies with This Kit

Drive safe and be prepared for emergencies by having this small, but thoughtful Just In Case Emergency Kit from Michelin. This safety kit comes in a zipped carrying case and contains a flashlight, hazard warning flashers, light sticks, jumper cables, roadside flares, emergency vest and more. It has a booklet that provides more details about how to safely use these products in the kit.

May 23, 2013

Freshening up our indoor air

I believe having fresh comfortable air in our indoor space is very important, so we can stay healthy. It is important to have fresh breathable air in our home especially when the weather gets really hot. Having a unit like this 3-in-1 portable air-conditioner, fan and dehumidifier will be very helpful, as it helps circulate the indoor air.

February 28, 2013

Follow These Tips When Buying Used Cars

This post brought to you by Insurance Hunter. All opinions are 100% mine.

This post is brought to you by Insurance Hunter.  All opinion expressed are my own.
Usually when people look to buy their first car, the main option for many people are to buy a used car.  We bought a used car through a car dealer years ago when we were starting our family, mainly because of the cost of auto insurance and prices of new cars.  
Buying a used car was traditionally done through a used car dealer or through Auto Trader magazines.  However, times have significantly changed because of the Internet.  We can now shop for a used car online from the convenience of our home. 
There are so many options and websites in the Internet that it is hard to know which ones are for real and which ones are scams.  I know for sure that none of us want to lose our hard earned money to internet scams.  This is why it is important for us to use our common sense and be careful of fake ads, manipulated car images and details.
If you are looking to buy a used car? Use common sense when shopping online.  Here are some tips for buying a used car online:
• Shop online, but buy the car in person
• Always get the car inspected by a mechanic before purchasing
• Never send money online when purchasing the car
• Make contact with the buyer via phone or in person to see if the person is real
• Shop for the cars on reputable websites
• Ask questions
If you suspect something doesn’t feel right, walk away. There is no shortage of used cars to buy.  Visit the Insurance Hunter website for more information and tips.
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