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December 2016 - ISSUE 1

Facts & Stats

Interesting facts about everything car related!


The average person spends two weeks of their entire life waiting at red lights

In 1902 the first speeding ticket was issued; most cars could barely reach 45mph

The Ford GT is so strong that during the “Roof Crush” test, it broke the crushing machine

Ferrari makes about 14 cars every day. Most manufacturers put out thousands of cars on a daily basis. As a case in point, Ford reaches an astronomical production rate of 8,000-10,000 each day.

First car radio was invented by Paul Gavin in 1929.

Car airbags kill 1 person to 22 lives they save.

1 out of every 4 cars produced in the world come from China.

It takes half an ounce of gas to start the average vehicle.

Roads were first made for bicyclists, not cars.

Most American car horns beep in the key of F.

http://allweatherdrivingschool.com/faq/fun-driving-car-facts/

Exciting Vehicle Launches

The highly anticipated 2017 Acura NSX will finally be hitting the market full force and the specs have everyone noticing and waiting for for the release date. Being that the late model is a classic in the eyes of gear heads many are waiting to test drive this reinvented beast. With an estimate 0-60 of 3.0 seconds you better believe it will push you in the back of your bucket seat with the SH-AWD model pushing around 573 horse power and 476 ft lb of torque on their twin turbo 3.0 liter V6 with direct plus sport injection it is set to do battle with the likes of the Audi R8 and the Porsche 911 Turbo.

http://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/2017-acura-nsx-first-review/2100000427/

Q & A

Question received by @MKT2090: What oil is better for my car, Synthetic or Conventional?


Answer: Synthetics can last three times longer than conventional oil, which means that you would be using less oil and would have to change the oil less frequently. With todays technology, synthetics are cleaner. Their composition is much cleaner, because it is made in a laboratory rather than being pulled from the earth, and it has been proven to have a lower volatility and this means will not come out of the exhaust as much. Being that conventional oil is cheaper a lot of people go with this option but the fact that you have to change your oil a lot less often usually equals out. My answer would be to go with Synthetic but you can always look at your owners manual for further instructions.


http://auto.howstuffworks.com/synthetic-conventional-motor-oil.htm

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Tips of The Month

As the winter season is fast approaching I will be showcasing tips to help you get through this cold season.


1. Test your battery be ready, see if you need a new battery with a quick test maybe during your oil change, don’t get caught in -30 weather

2. Make sure to check all fluids to be sure they are winter appropriate, changing your windshield fluid is easy to DIY


3. Check your windshield wipers, they are a consumable item that can wear and should be replaced every 18-24 months


4. You can lubricate locks latches and doors to make sure they function easily and will be lease likely to freeze you out


5. If your car lock is frozen, apply hand sanitizer to the key itself and it will help to unlock the frozen lock.

Upcoming Events

I will be showcasing events that are important to the car scene, tune in every month for the upcoming events!


2017 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AUTOSHOW

In celebration of 50 years of Grand Prix Racing in Canada, the AutoShow will showcase the history, imagery, iconic cars and Canadian Driving legends that have helped make the Canadian race one of the highlights of the annual Grand Prix calendar.

There will be new vehicles launches, exotic's as well as product favourite including many brands showcasing their vehicles.


Hours & Location

Feb. 17 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Feb. 18-25 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Feb. 26 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

AutoShow 2017 is held at the North and South Buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

S. Buildings: 222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON M5V 3L9
N. Buildings: 255 Front St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6


https://www.autoshow.ca/

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A Note From Cars Daily

There are many new and exciting topics, launches and information that are being introduced related to the car scene, i will be showcasing the most exciting topics on a monthly basis. Cannot wait for summer again but drifting in the snow always makes me feel better. #carsdaily1320