Sell Your CAR - Place your FREE Autos listing
Advertisement

Tips for winter driving from Transport Canada

Enlarge Image Enlarge Image icon

Rush hour commuters make their way along highway 40 in Montreal on November 23, 2011. While some parts of the country have already been hit with a first blast of snow, now is the ideal time for everyone else to get ready for the coming challenges presented by winter driving, say experts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Some winter driving tips from Transport Canada:

— Install four matching winter tires

— Pack an emergency kit, which can include an ice scraper and brush, shovel, booster cables, extra windshield washer fluid, a cloth or roll of paper towels, a blanket, extra clothing and footwear, food, a first aid kit, matches and a "survival" candle in a deep can, maps and a flashlight

— Learn and practice winter driving techniques

— Avoid using overdrive and cruise control on slippery roads

— Remove all snow from your vehicle

— Travel with a fully charged cellphone

Advertisement