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Buying a car during COVID-19?

With public transportation and ridesharing now seen as less appealing than before the pandemic, owning a car has become increasingly more desirable. If that sounds like you and you’re in the market for a new vehicle, Jodi Lai, editor-in-chief at autotrader.ca, outlines some things to consider: Process Every dealership has its own system in place, ... Read More »

Routine vehicle maintenance important

Owning a car is a big responsibility. Drivers who plan to keep their vehicles for the long haul must emphasize maintenance if they want to keep adding miles to their odometers. The automotive information site CarAdvice says that routine maintenance may be the most important thing drivers can do for their vehicles. A vehicle needs ... Read More »

How to effectively & safely sanitize a car

Any time a person goes out in public, he or she runs the risk of contracting viruses. Bacteria and germs may reside on various surfaces, including those inside vehicles. People want to protect themselves and now are more aware of the importance of frequently cleaning and sanitizing their cars. Keeping a vehicle safe to drive ... Read More »

Tire maintenance keeps drivers safe

Maintaining tires is an important component of safe driving. Tires are some of the hardest working parts on a car or truck and are subjected to wear and tear every time rubber meets the road. Tires affect many components of driving, including handling, braking and the comfort of the ride. Maintaining tires makes driving safe ... Read More »

Want to hail a “Coastal Ride”?

On Oct. 31, Premier John Horgan said he is confident that Uber and Lyft will be operating in BC for the 2019 Christmas season. But local transportation network service applicant, Ryan Staley, says it will be into 2020 before ride-hailing services will be available on the Sunshine Coast. Staley applied to the province’s Passenger Transportation ... Read More »

Interest in electric vehicles growing, subsidies expanding

With the success of the fifth annual Sechelt Electric Vehicle Festival behind it, the Sunshine Coast Electric Vehicle Association (SCEVA) is planning to grow the event in 2020, hopefully in the same location.  The 2019 event was hosted on the Sechelt Learning Centre playground, 5533 Ocean Ave. on Sept. 21. About 800 people attended the ... Read More »

EVs: Fuelling-up at home

A new BC Hydro report finds the way British Columbians fuel their gas-powered vehicles may be driving misconceptions about electric vehicle charging and preventing some from making the switch to one. The report finds nearly 70 per cent of non-EV owners fuel-up their gas-powered vehicle once per week. The same number also listed concerns around ... Read More »

An electric Tesla with hand controls

In one year of ownership, the Lower Mainland’s Jacques Courteau has put over 40,000 kilometers on his Tesla Model 3.  He added a few more with a visit to the Sunshine Coast Electric Vehicle Association’s fifth annual Electric Vehicle Festival on Sept. 21 in downtown Sechelt. Courteau’s was one of a handful of the all-electric ... Read More »

“Burnout” competition popular

It was “sunny ways” for the Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association (SCDRA) this past weekend as the club celebrated their 20th anniversary of drag racing Sept. 7 at the Sechelt Airport.  After having to cancel the Aug. 11 event due to rain, race organizers were thrilled with the attendance  of 650 race fans – and ... Read More »

Drag races will feature burnout contest

Spectators and racers are invited on Saturday, Sept. 7 to the rescheduled 20th Anniversary Drag Race at the Sechelt Airport as the Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association (SCDRA) celebrates two decades of burn’n it up at the strip. After a successful trial at the spring race the burnout competition is back. Nick Chabot will defend ... Read More »

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