Winter Car And Home Guide 2015

Winter Tires

Winter tires can increase traction and keep you on the road safely during the cold, snowy months. Choosing the right winter tires for your car can be confusing, but this list—from the Automobile Protection Association—of the top 10 (plus a few more) winter tires on the market can help you narrow down your choices. Read more »

When To Install Winter Tires headed down to Steelcase Tires n’ Mags to learn more about when to install winter tires, what to look for in a winter tire, and when it’s safe to switch back to those all season tires. Did you know installing winter tires can save you up to 5 per cent on your auto insurance? With winter tires, you can roll into winter safely and with savings. Watch the video »

Ontario Winter Tire Discount

Reports suggest that currently only about half of Ontario auto insurers offer drivers a winter tire discount on their insurance, however this is going to change in the new year. Come January 1, 2016 all Ontario car insurance companies must offer the discount to drivers who change their tires seasonally. Read more »

Winterizing Your Car

Too often the fall season feels like winter. But, we do live in Canada where the weather can be wacky, weird and at times, out of sync with our expectations which is why it’s never too early to make sure your car is ready for the winter roads ahead. Read more »

Winter Car Kits

Winter driving can be hazardous, and to be prepared for any eventuality on the road, a winter car kit is a must in every vehicle. Putting together a well-stocked winter car kit to keep you ready for roadside emergencies is quick, simple, and should be done at the first sign of snow. See what your kit should include. Read more »

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Driving in the winter requires more caution due to slippery road conditions and poor visibility during snowfall. Stay safe on the winter roads by following a few simple tips that will help you to avoid accidents as well as the potential for getting stuck or stranded in a snowstorm. Read more »

Worst Winter Driving Habits

Winter driving requires considerable caution, attention, and concentration. Ice, snow, and winter weather can increase the odds of an accident. Factor in bad winter driving habits and the odds increase even more. Break these top ten winter driving habits now for a safer season behind the wheel. Read more »

Getting Your Home Ready For The Winter

The winter season is drawing near which means subzero, arctic like temperatures, icy conditions and a whole lot of snow. Extreme weather and conditions are not uncommon in the winter which is why it’s important that you protect your home from any potential damage the frigid temperatures and snow may bring. Read more »

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes and Other Winter Home Damage

Winter and real estate don’t exactly go hand in hand. Most Canadians, especially homeowners, know firsthand how hard winter can be on a home. Without taking the proper steps to protect your house from the effects of winter, you could be left facing unpleasant and possibly expensive home damages–damages, which may not be covered by your home insurance policy. Read more »