Student Speak

Is it really worth it? The great spoiler debate

Posted by Shelly Kowalski on October 28, 2014 at 1:14 PM

547174_2998639579479_1369335388_nIn the words of Ned Stark from Game of Thrones, winter is coming. It’s the time of year again – the roads get more slippery and I get more concerned that my little-car-that-can just won’t make it through another winter. In my attempt to be prepared for the worst, I’ve been researching cars to find out what my options are if good old Blue (what, don’t you name your car?) conks out on me. For someone who knows nothing about cars, and who up until last week didn’t realize that my car had a window lock (I’ve had my car for six years), trying to figure out what to look for in a car is a huge and daunting task.

One of the most confusing parts of buying a car, I’ve found, is whether or not to add on special features, like a spoiler. I’ve always thought spoilers were just there to look good, but a lot of my friends have told me otherwise. Even my research hasn’t given me a straight answer. Luckily, UOIT researcher Dr. Martin Agelin-Chaab has been able to share some insight on the purpose of a spoiler and whether or not he thinks having a spoiler is beneficial.

Check out what Dr. Agelin Chaab has to say in this Globe and Mail article exploring the effectiveness of spoilers on vehicles.

 

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