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The Car Help Podcast brings our listeners valuable automotive advice and the latest in automotive news. We publish every week, and cover everything automotive from car buying tips, mechanical and repair advice, insurance, car reviews, and industry news. The Car Help Podcast is hosted by Car Help Canada and powered by OMVIC. Car Help Canada is a non-profit organization that specializes in getting consumers the best deals on new and used car purchases, free legal consultation, discounted group insurance, savings on rustproofing, and referrals to reputable garages. OMVIC is the regulator for motor vehicle sales in Ontario. Their mandate is to protect the rights of consumers and enhance industry professionalism.www.omvic.on.cawww.carhelpcanada.com

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The Car Help Podcast brings our listeners valuable automotive advice and the latest in automotive news. We publish every week, and cover everything automotive from car buying tips, mechanical and repair advice, insurance, car reviews, and industry news. The Car Help Podcast is hosted by Car Help Canada and powered by OMVIC. Car Help Canada is a non-profit organization that specializes in getting consumers the best deals on new and used car purchases, free legal consultation, discounted group insurance, savings on rustproofing, and referrals to reputable garages. OMVIC is the regulator for motor vehicle sales in Ontario. Their mandate is to protect the rights of consumers and enhance industry professionalism.www.omvic.on.cawww.carhelpcanada.com

    Auto Insurance Saving Tips, Toyota Corolla Hybrid Test Drive

    Auto Insurance Saving Tips, Toyota Corolla Hybrid Test Drive

    This week we have Debbie Arnold from Sound Insurance joining us to talk about a few useful money saving tips for auto insurance. We talk about the value of an insurance broker and how they can save you money on your insurance policy. We also go through several strategies and pointers that can help reduce your premiums as well. Finally, we share our thoughts on the new vehicle test drive of the week, the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. 

    • 28 min
    The Impact of COVID-19 on Car Buying Behaviour, Toyota RAV4 Prime Test Drive

    The Impact of COVID-19 on Car Buying Behaviour, Toyota RAV4 Prime Test Drive

    This week we chat with Robert Karbaum from Kijiji Autos about the latest Brand Spark Study. Robert shares the survey results as we discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the car buying behaviour of consumers. We discuss how the pandemic has had an impact on vehicle availability, the way consumers are buying cars, and the timing of when they are buying cars. We also talk about what to watch out for when shopping for a car and how Kijiji Autos has the tools to assist you throughout the process. Finally, we share our thoughts on the new vehicle test drive of the week, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid crossover. 

    • 27 min
    Car Help Q & A, and Polestar 1 Test Drive

    Car Help Q & A, and Polestar 1 Test Drive

    On this week's car help Q & A we answer various email questions regarding car buying. We talk about the best affordable used cars to consider on a tight budget, whether you can cancel a contract, and we compare some of the best small crossover SUVs. Finally, we share our thoughts on the new vehicle test drive of the week, the 2021 Polestar 1. 

    • 26 min
    2021 Nissan Rogue First Drive and Mini Cooper SE Test Drive

    2021 Nissan Rogue First Drive and Mini Cooper SE Test Drive

    This week we test drive the all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue and speak with Marcel Guay, chief marketing manager for Nissan Canada, about why this is such an important model for the brand. We compare it to popular compact crossover SUVs in the segment and discuss the major highlights. We also talk about a few new models on the horizon and the new Nissan Studio which as a new way to see and explore the model lineup. Finally, we share our thoughts on the new vehicle test drive of the week, the Mini Cooper SE electric. 

    • 24 min
    What You Need To Know About All-In Price Advertising, Mini Cooper SE Test Drive

    What You Need To Know About All-In Price Advertising, Mini Cooper SE Test Drive

    This week we have Terry O'Keefe from OMVIC joining us to talk about all-in price advertising. We talk about what all-in price advertising means, what it includes, and why it is so important that dealerships in Ontario honour it when you shop for a car. We tell you what to watch out for during your dealership shopping experience and how to protect yourself from overpaying for your next vehicle. Finally, we share our thoughts on the new vehicle test drive of the week, the all-electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE. 

    • 27 min
    Car Help Q & A, and Buick Encore GX Test Drive

    Car Help Q & A, and Buick Encore GX Test Drive

    On this week's car help Q & A we answer various email questions regarding car buying. We talk about how to negotiate a fair deal with a dealership, whether you can cancel a contract, and whether it makes sense to buy a lightly used car versus a new car. Finally, we share our thoughts on the new vehicle test drive of the week, the 2020 Buick Encore GX. 

    • 28 min

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