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Gas prices jump up across Canada, but these fuel saving tips can help

Posted Apr 23rd 2014 3:00PM



Canadian drivers woke up to shocking gas prices across the country as overnight increases of up to nine cents per litre have many motorists outraged with little explanation as to why. While the summer season is a peak period for driving in Canada and we're accustom to fuel fluctuation this time of year, this unexpected gas price hike has many critics questioning its validity.

According to the website TomorrowsGasPriceToday.com, Montreal now has the distinction of being the most expensive city to buy gas in Canada at an average price of $1.53 (up over nine cents per litre overnight). Meanwhile, Vancouver drivers are dealing with the second-highest gas prices in Canada at an average of $1.51 a litre, leaving Toronto motorists with something to be thankful for at a comparatively cheap average of just $1.40 a litre. We're also seeing similar jumps at the pumps in Regina, Calgary and Edmonton of up four to five cents per litre.

While we can't change much about the rising cost of gas in Canada, we've put together these helpful gas-saving tips on ways to drastically improve your fuel economy. Long gone are the days when gas cost less than a dollar a litre; the last time the average price of regular gasoline dipped below the loonie was back in the summer of 2010.

Best Ways to Save on Gasoline

News Source: Kanetix.ca, tomorrowsgaspricetoday.com

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HIGHLIGHTS: The top secret supercar meet you've never heard of

Posted Apr 23rd 2014 2:00PM



Spotting a roaring pack of supercars or six-figure exotics out in public is a rare treat to the senses, but the folks at Supercar Driver recently took things to the next level at their annual top secret supercar meet in Europe.

Bringing together this many supercars all in one location is the stuff car enthusiasts (including us) can only dream of, with Lamborghini Aventadors, Audi R8s, McLaren 12Cs, Nissan GT-Rs by the dozen and some rarities like a Ferrari F40, brand new McLaren 650S Spider, and Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 for good measure.

Click here to flip through the impressive photo gallery of the top secret event captured by automotive photographer Matt Parker and the team at Supercar Driver, then let us know your favourite cars from the meet on our facebook page.

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News Source: supercardriver.com

Image Credit: Matt Parker, supercardriver.com, Matt Parker - Facebook

When to change your winter tires for spring and summer driving

Posted Apr 23rd 2014 9:00AM



Snow is melting, the sun is out, and it's finally getting warmer... Meaning many of us are officially itching to get those winter tires off and put on a fresh set of summer wheels. But when's the best time to make the big switch? Well, for starters you'll get a slightly different opinion depending on who you ask and geographically where you're located.

Click here to take a look at the general dos and don'ts from the experts when it comes to changing over to summer and all-season tires and the importance of removing winter wheels at the right time. Also, feel free to tell us when you plan to switch 'em up on our facebook page and share some photos of your summer wheel set-up with us.

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Most expensive cars of the 2014 New York Auto Show

Posted Apr 22nd 2014 4:29PM



While the Nissan Micra has the honour of being the cheapest new car in Canada, it's always fun to see which cars are parked at the opposite end of the pricing spectrum. As we continue to sift through the hundreds of photos and dozens of new car debuts from the recent 2014 New York Auto Show, we've put together a short (but rather pricy) list of the most expensive cars spotted on display in the Big Apple.

Click here to countdown the five most expensive cars of the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) according to the WSJ's auto experts.

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News Source: WSJ via AOL On

Image Credit: WSJ via AOL On / Autoblog Canada

Texting driver slams into cyclist and tells police, 'I just don't care'

Posted Apr 16th 2014 1:00PM

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Texting while driving is a horrible and dangerous idea, but what's worse is saying "I just don't care" like 21-year-old Kimberley Davis did after slamming her car into a cyclist (injuring his spine) while texting behind the wheel.

Although she called emergency responders upon hitting the cyclist, the injured man says he was left lying on the side of the road because Davis refused to render him any assistance after running him over. But wait, there's more.

According to the Standard, the shocking words spoken by the young Australian driver in her statement to police show that her only regret seems to selfishly be over the dents this incident left on her 'pretty expensive' car.

"I just don't care because I've already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is like pretty expensive and now I have to fix it."

"I'm kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don't agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn't on my phone when I hit the cyclist."


According to reports, police have since discovered Davis sent 44 text messages and was texting with up to seven different phone numbers while driving that evening. Driver Kimberley Davis has since been fined $4,500 and lost her licence for nine months. The cyclist is expected to recover (with the use of a spinal cage), as the spinal fracture caused by the crash was serious enough to require surgery.

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News Source: Gawker

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2014 New York Auto Show Preview

Posted Apr 15th 2014 2:15PM



The 2014 New York Auto Show is just days away and it's starting to look like many manufacturers have saved the best for last. After obsessively covering dozens of new car debuts and North American premieres at the Detroit Auto Show, Toronto Auto Show and Chicago Auto Show, it's hard to believe there's still more in store for this year (but indeed there is).

Our 2014 New York International Auto Show (NAIAS) coverage will feature some of the hottest cars of the year, from the highly anticipated next-generation Miata (and it's Alfa Romeo 4C sibling), 2015 Nissan Murano and the 2015 Dodge Challenger (set to see its first major update). We're also excited to bring you the first live look at several brand new cars on display like the smokin' hot 2015 BMW X4 and 2015 BMW M4 Convertible, plus the new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe.

Click here for a sneak preview of the 2014 New York Auto Show and let us know you're favourite NYC car debut on our facebook page.

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New York Auto Show Hottest Concept Cars

Image Credit: Autoblog Canada / Respective manufacturers

World's first glow-in-the-dark highway could catch on

Posted Apr 15th 2014 10:00AM

World's First Glow-In-The-Dark Roads Constructed In Netherlands

The Netherlands' new glowing highway (watch video above) may look like something out of a Tron movie, but this innovative glow-in-the-dark road is specifically designed to improve safety and save the country a lot of money.

Welcome to the N329 highway, where glow-in-the-dark streets painted with photo-luminescent powder can gather energy during the day and release a glowing green light at night, thus replacing the need for costly and energy-consuming street lights. The road is also said to utilize weather-reactive road surfaces with warning icons like snowflakes set to warn drivers during cold weather conditions.

The idea's founder and lead designer Daan Roosegaarde told Wired in 2012 that "It's like the glow in the dark paint you and I had when we were children. ... Now, it's almost radioactive. The government is shutting down street lights at night to save money so energy is becoming much much more important than we could have ever imagined 50 years ago. These roads about safety and about envisioning this new self-sustaining and interactive world."

Although the futuristic highway sounds great so far, many critics are quick to point out the rated eight-hour glow period of the paint is still no match for the 13 daily hours of darkness the country sees during winter months and questions if the glowing paint will hold up well to abuse from weather and vehicles as time goes on.

Click here to watch the Tron-inspired glowing highway for yourself.

News Source: The Huffington Post via AOL On

Ford Canada celebrates its Mustang turning 50 in Toronto

Posted Apr 14th 2014 5:30PM



Normally, getting invited to a friend's 50th birthday party isn't anything too exciting (READ: lame), but when that "friend" just so happens to be the iconic Ford Mustang, chances are it's a party you won't wanna miss. But when it comes to birthday gifts, what do you get the car that's got everything?

As one of the only vehicles to remain in consistent production for the past 50 years, Ford of Canada and five decades worth of cars from the Golden Horseshoe Mustang Association and GTA Mustang Club gathered in downtown Toronto forming a giant "50" in its honour. This unique aerial photography stunt allowed us to check out some amazing classics and also rub elbows with the new smokin' hot 2015 Ford Mustang too.

Click here for our full photo gallery of the event and watch the video below.

Ford Mustang 50 Years Anniversary

Image Credit: Copyright 2014 Autoblog Canada / Ronnie Fung / AOL

Most common excuses for speeding according to police

Posted Apr 14th 2014 9:00AM



With Toronto officially called out as the worst city in North America for speed traps, we gladly the brought you the best ways to avoid speeding tickets and even shared the best ways to talk your way out of a ticket. But when all else fails, what other excuses have you tried to use in order to get out of a ticket?

These are the most common excuses used to get out of a speeding ticket according to police. Good or bad, some of these one-liners could still be worth the old college try the next time you see those flashing lights in your rearview mirror.

Click here to find out what police officers say are the most common excuses they hear from speeding drivers.

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