Winter Driving Tips
By Alex S.
My Insurance Broker
Aug 19th, 2016 at 02:53 pm • Richmond Hill, ON
Winter weather has finally arrived and it’s time to prepare for the snow. In Ontario, snow tires are not mandatory. However, other provincial governments have already taken steps to ensure that all drivers have snow tires on their vehicles.
- It’s important that you invest in quality winter tires. They are designed to give your vehicle better traction in both cold and slippery conditions. Some insurance carriers even offer rebates when purchasing winter tires if you are insured with them, ask your broker for more details.
- Pack an emergency kit in your car. Nobody plans on ending up stuck in a snow bank on the side of the highway. Don’t be unprepared, make sure you have a roadside safety kit that includes emergency items like a blanket, flashlight, shovel, flares, snacks, or booster cables.
- Be mindful about the weather conditions. It doesn’t take much for a snowstorm to cover the roads in ice, sleet, and snow. Drive according to weather conditions!
- Ensure that when you take your vehicle in to have winter tires put on that it’s serviced. Check the vehicle brakes and ensure your vehicle is properly aligned. The last thing you want is for your vehicle to put you into a dangerous situation on the road that could have been easily prevented.
Winter isn’t that dangerous for most drivers in Ontario that take the precautions to ensure their safety.
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