CAA Saskatchewan has represented the interests of motorists since it was founded in 1917. The world has evolved since then and so has CAA. As a dedicated safety advocate for motorists, travellers, and consumers, CAA provides education and information, supports traffic safety programs, and addresses related public policy issues.
Shredding & Electronics Recycling Day
*The Shredding & Electronics Recycling Day: 2021
CAA Saskatchewan and Crown Shred & Recycling plan to hold a special shredding and recycling event in 2021. For a donation to the Regina Food Bank, consumers can safely dispose of confidential documents and recycle electronics - everything from computers, TV’s, baby monitors, to telephones and more. Stay tuned for further details.
For more information on electronics recycling visit Crown Shred & Recycling.
Gas Price Monitor
The CAA Gas Price Monitor invites Canadians to become better informed about gas prices with great tools and resources to help consumers become more gas savvy. There’s information on how the price of gas is determined, how gas is made, and how to become eco drivers. Download the free CAA app at getgasprices.ca, or through Android and Apple app stores. The CAA gas price app provides consumers with the knowledge needed to make a well-informed decision on when to gas up.
Driving Costs Calculator/Savings
A vehicle new or used, is a major investment. But there’s more to that investment than the sticker price. Knowing the real costs of owning and operating a vehicle can help you budget better and make smart decisions the next time you buy a car.
CAA’s Driving Costs Calculator breaks down the true expense of hundreds of makes and models by showing their average costs for maintenance, gas, insurance and depreciation. The calculator also provides the environmental cost in greenhouse gas emissions and compares it with the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the same category – a great feature for anyone looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Learn more about the true cost of your vehicle.
Want to find out how drivers can save hundreds of dollars at the pump each year? CAA to the rescue with tips and advice to drive green and save money.
Maintain your vehicle properly:
- Follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. Refer to your owner’s manual.
- Check your tires. Look for signs of uneven wear and embedded objects that could cause leaks.
- Ensure your brake, coolant and oil fluids are topped up and have your battery checked. CAA’s Car Care Centre at Regina Battery Depot can perform maintenance and repairs on your vehicle.
- Accelerate gently, coast to decelerate and avoid hard braking. The harder you accelerate the more fuel you consume.
- Be consistent. Unintentional dips in speed and sudden bursts of acceleration to keep pace take a toll on your tank and your wallet. Using cruise control, when safe like on the highway, can be an effective way to maintain a consistent speed.
- Avoid high speeds. As you increase speed, more power is needed to push the car through the air. Driving at lower speeds can greatly reduce fuel consumption.
- Avoid unnecessary fuel consumption by anticipating traffic. Plan your maneuvers well in advance to maintain your vehicle’s momentum.
- Plan all your stops in one trip. A vehicle is more fuel efficient when it’s warmed up, so several short trips with a cold engine can use twice as much gas than one longer trip.
- Don’t idle. Idling burns one to two litres of gas per hour so remember to turn off your vehicle when parked or waiting. Restarting your vehicle only uses about 10 seconds worth of fuel.
- Try carpooling. It will help you share gas costs, while reducing traffic congestion and your environmental impact.
Autonomous & Connected Vehicles
Only a few years ago, automated vehicles (AV’s) seemed like a distant future. But as technology evolves, it’s easier to see how driverless cars could become reality. That’s not to say the process won’t take time. There are also important questions to answer before this vision can come to life including concerns around data privacy and safety, not to mention the unique challenge of making everything work in Canadian winters. Learn more, visit caa.ca/avadvocacy.
Hybrids & Electric Cars
A growing number of Saskatchewan motorists are buying electric cars. Regina teacher, Jeff Moore, shares his experience with the Tesla Model 3. Learn more about electric vehicles in the fall issue of CAA Saskatchewan Magazine. You’ll find out how electric cars work, why it may be a good idea to buy an electric car, and what the drawbacks might be.
CAA policies and programs support reducing vehicle fuel consumption to help decrease the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. We also support research and development of alternative fuel technologies and on hybrid and fuel-efficient vehicles. Learn more
Canada’s roads and highways are our chief movers of people, goods and services. It is crucial to our society and our economy that roadways are kept safe and in good repair, and that we seek innovative data-driven solutions to infrastructure issues. Smart infrastructure takes many forms in the 21st century. It’s not just about concrete and asphalt. It encompasses complete street design, so pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers can all travel safely and efficiently. Learn More