Yes, there’s really nothing sexy about paperwork and filing, especially when it comes to vehicle ownership. Many drivers easily handle this with well-organized, home-based (electronic or hardcopy) systems, but some faithfully rely on their service provider to recreate copies of repair invoices and such when the need arises. Which is best, and why bother in the first place?
There’s no question our Canadian season of discontent is hard on our vehicles, but what Mother Nature throws at our rides sometimes pales in comparison to what damage we do ourselves. While reversing bad habits can be hard, the money we will save will ease the pain. Spinning tires. Admit it, we’ve all done if from time to time with little or no detrimental effects. But if you’re really mired in the white stuff, there are a few things to know before putting the pedal to the metal.
As more automakers are getting into electrification, the interest in this alternative propulsion system is growing, as is the charging station infrastructure across the country. Between battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), there are now 40 different models available to Canadian consumers. While they still only hold a small percentage of the total fleet on the road today, their growth in sales can’t be ignored – more than 37,000 BEVs and PHEVs are now on the roads.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".