Jens Nielsen

Driving with Jens: Yielding is at the heart of defensive driving

If you’re like most people, you probably think about whether you have right-of-way, not yielding

Driving with Jens: What do milk and your child’s car seat have in common?

Things have changed since kids used to sprawl across the back window of the car

Driving with Jens: Road tripping on the Top of the World Highway

It’s hard to be a tourist in your own hometown or region.…

Driving with Jens: Distracted driving continues to be a serious issue

How often to you witness other drivers on their cell phones or…

Driving with Jens: Keeping pets safe in your vehicle

In my last column I discussed ways to avoid the tragedy which…

Driving with Jens: Survey says….

If you’re like me, you probably feel inundated with surveys. It seems…

Driving with Jens: Spring forward with your clocks and vehicle

Each spring when you move your clocks ahead an hour for daylight…

Driving with Jens: Is horn honking really necessary when locking your car?

The noise from unnecessary honking of your horn aggravates your neighbours and others

You and your new car warranty

There are some things that may put your new vehicle or extended warranty at risk

What to ask when you take your car to the shop

A visit to your garage, tire shop, dealership or repair shop can…

New name, same data: Carproof to become Carfax Canada

Automotive data firm Carproof has announced that its name will change to…

What to do if your accelerator sticks

Your neighbourhood fruit stands will thank you

How to get better fuel economy as gas prices rise

It’s actually pretty easy to reduce your fuel consumption

The huge cost of distracted driving

Distracted driving is a very serious issue affecting road safety across the country

Does the colour of your vehicle say something about your personality?

Red is flashy, black is sophisticated, blue is for wallflowers. Or so the thinking goes

Check your engine before you wreck your engine

If your engine light is flashing, that’s bad. Really bad

Smartphone apps for driving

Some are really useful. Others make hot rod sounds through your speakers