Tips For Saving Money On Your Vehicle

If you’re a car owner, you know all too well that buying a vehicle isn’t necessarily the expensive part. Once you consider the insurance, gas, servicing and inevitable repairs, owning a car can become quite costly. While we can’t help eradicate these costs, we can offer these tips to help you save money on your

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Driving With Animals: Transporting Your Pets Safely

For many pet owners, the day inevitably arrives when you need to pack up the car and get your pets from point A to B. Depending on the length of your journey, and the kind of pet you’re traveling with, there are a few things to consider that will make your drive a safe and

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Overcoming Driving Anxiety

If you experience anxiety while in the car or behind the wheel, you’re not alone. Driving anxiety is a common affliction among adults and can range from low-level discomfort to a full-on phobia. The good news is, most fear around driving is irrational and there are many strategies available to help reduce your apprehension. Whatever

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What To Look For When Buying a Used Vehicle

Buying a used vehicle is a great way to save money when you’re shopping on a budget. In 2019, retail sales of used car dealers in Canada amounted to approximately 12.34 billion dollars. A used car that’s in good condition can go for a fraction of the price of a new vehicle, but making an

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Performing Basic Vehicle Checks & Maintenance

Regular vehicle maintenance isn’t just an important safety measure, it can also prolong the life of your vehicle and help maintain its value. If you’ve never so much as checked your oil, the thought of looking under the hood can be intimidating, but performing basic car maintenance yourself isn’t as daunting as you might think.

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Tips on Childproofing Your Vehicle

Between everyday errands, school pick-ups, drop-offs and extracurriculars, it’s not unusual for parents to think of their vehicle as a second home, but the reality is, your car is one of the most dangerous places a child can be. Keep these tips in mind to help ensure your vehicle is as child-friendly as possible, no

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How to Be a Good Passenger and Teacher to a Young Driver

So the time has come, your teen is ready to get their driver’s license. For many parents this milestone elicits both feelings of excitement and dread. Guiding a teen through the process of learning to control a vehicle and navigate the roads can be rewarding and stressful for everyone involved. We created this guide to

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Tips on Sharing the Road with Bikers and Pedestrians

As a driver, it’s easy to forget that you’re not the only person on the road when you’re running late for work or for an appointment, but when a vehicle collides with a biker or pedestrian, the person outside of the vehicle always loses, and the driver is usually at fault. Sharing the road is

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10 Ways To Be A Better Driver In 2020

And just like that, we’re leaving 2019 behind and moving full speed into 2020. As far as New Year’s resolutions go, cleaning up your driving habits is decidedly easier than committing to a rigid new gym regimen. Since we’re all about road safety here at Stratford, we’ve compiled these 10 helpful, and realistic, tips for

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How to Prevent Break-Ins and Auto Crimes

How to Prevent Break-Ins and Auto Crimes Unfortunately, almost everyone with a vehicle has to deal with a break-in at one point or another. Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to prevent it, but there are definitely steps you can take to reduce your chances of being a target. Follow these tips to help ensure

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