Category Archives: Delivering Safety

Easy to Implement Driving Tips for Staying Safe this Holiday Season

The festive holiday season is just around the corner. Roads are expected to be busier than ever as millions of people return home for a break from their busy work lives and spend some quality time with their loved ones. This is also a time when drivers need to be extra careful, as there is often a significant spike in road traffic and a higher likelihood of accidents and fatalities. To help you arrive safely to your loved ones, here are five easy to implement tips for your drive back home. A little preparation can go a long way Before you embark on your journey, you can do some basic checks to ensure your vehicle is ready for the long drive. Make sure that oil levels, wiper fluids and tire pressure are at an optimum level. If you are travelling with children, ensure they are fully buckled up and always use an appropriately-sized child safety seat. Planning your trip in advance is half the battle Leave early and account for possible delays. Delays are the one thing you can count on when driving long distances during the holidays. Building in extra time before your journey can help you stay relaxed on the drive, and can allow you to take frequent breaks along the way. The shortest route isn’t always the fastest or the best route. Planning…

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Pothole pain points

Potholes are a pain. Check out the six potential problem spots on your vehicle and how to deal with them. 1. Tires and Wheels: Check for low pressure as well as for cuts or gashes in the tire. Inspect rims for cracks in the finish, which may indicate a bent wheel. 2. Wheel and Tire Balance: Wheels that have been knocked off-balance can cause vibrations or shaking while driving. This can affect handling, stress your car’s suspension, and increase fuel consumption and wear on tires. 3. Steering Alignment: Signs of misalignment include having to hold the steering wheel at an angle in order for your vehicle to go straight, pulling to one side, and uneven or accelerated tire wear and tear. 4. Suspension Components: Suspension damage can cause losseners or clunking in the steering, poor alignment and difficulty straightening out after a turn. Your vehicle may also begin to sway or rock, bounce or bottom out, and may require more effort when steering. 5. Exhaust System: New, strange or loud noises emanating from your exhaust system can indicate a leak or other signs of impact. 6. Under Carriage: Oil or coolant leaks under the vehicle can also be telltale signs of pothole damage. Now, what can you do? Inspect your car for any of the above indicators, and visit a…

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Selfies and Wing Mirrors: What’s the Angle?

Everyone knows their perfect angle for taking a selfie. Some people like their selfies taken from above, some from the left side, some from the right – everybody is different. But what about properly adjusting your wing mirrors? Here are three simple steps for adjusting your vehicle’s mirrors to their perfect angle, as recommended by the Canadian Ministry of Transportation, the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), and others.

11 Car Quirks That Are Becoming a Thing of the Past

Not so long ago, driving a car meant dealing with low-tech frustrations: radio with static noise, complicated fold-out maps and windows that took forever to roll down. But modern technology has ensured these annoyances are quickly becoming a distant memory. Aren’t you glad you don’t have to deal with these anymore? 1. Fiddling with the aerial to get some tunes 2. Just keep turning, turning, turning… 3. Folding a map back into its original state 4. Trying to convince your car to start 5. Not knowing when you’ll run out of gas 6. Sore arms from cranking down windows all day, every day 7. Being blinded by rogue high beams 8. Parking miles away to avoid a closer parallel park job 9. Manually scraping your windshield on cold mornings 10. Rummaging through your bag to find your keys 11. Looking all over for a phone booth Featured photo via

Creating Virtual Factories

Find out how Ford is using advanced 3D technology to re-arrange and optimize its assembly lines virtually, leading to both improved production efficiency, and worker health and safety.