Cold weather has arrived!
(NC) – While there may not be snow on the ground the signs of winter are here. What many Canadian drivers don't realize is that once temperatures dip to 7°C and colder, it's time to get your vehicle ready for winter driving. Below is a list of tips from Canadian Tire who knows life in Canada:
Installing four winter tires on your vehicle is the most important thing Canadian drivers can do to keep their families safe on the roads. Make sure you buy tires from experts that test and understand tires. Also, to help make sure you beat the rush book an appointment to install your tires early.
Another important step to get your vehicle ready for winter is to check your fluids – switch your washer fluid to winter washer fluid rated up to -45°C into your vehicle.
Be sure to replace worn wiper blades and dull headlights – clear visibility is critical for staying safe on the roads this winter.
Make sure your car battery is in good condition; the average life of a car battery is just under five years. If your battery is older than three years then it should be tested annually.
It's important to be prepared, so drivers should always keep a snowbrush and ice scraper on hand, as well as an emergency roadside kit. You can ease winter driving anxiety with a Canadian Tire Roadside Kit which includes a free one year membership to Canadian Tire's Roadside Assistance program.
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