MirrorMateMitts™ - Gloves for your car!
Your should have all of these items (above) in your trunk for safe winter and summer driving - plus your cell phone and a real spare tire!
The car allows Americans to persist in the delusion that civic life is unnecessary. As a practical matter, this regime is putting us out of business as a civilization. ~ James Howard Kunstler
Yes, winter weather in the lower 48 is not the same as above the 49th parallel. But snow and ice are the same wherever you are; the season is just longer in Canada. So who knows better than our neighbors living in the Great White North how to prepare and drive in the snow and ice of the winter weather season.
The potential for dangerous driving conditions is always present with the snow, ice and colder temperatures of the Canadian winter. The number one recommendation of this article is to put winter tires on your car. Learn how to choose them, as well as some helpful winter driving techniques. And make sure you have a car emergency kit in your trunk for just in case.
What's the number one Canadian winter driving tip? Well it's the same as it would be anywhere motorists have to contend with the snow, ice and cold of the winter season. And kinda obvious too.
Canadian winter driving can be a challenge given the length of the winter season. So what are the best vehicles for surviving the Canadian winter? The answer seems to depend on the size of your pocketbook - and the size of your family and their space needs.
No matter how skilled you are at driving in the winter weather conditions, ultimately, the most critical component for successful motoring in snow and ice is the condition of your tires. Winter can be brutal on your vehicle's performance. Here's an explanation of the basics of snow tires and how they differ from all-season and regular tires. Discover which snow tires / winter tires are best for your vehicle.
Back to: Safety Tips
* Winter Driving Tips For Teens
* Winter Driving Tips For Older Adults
* The Winter Driving School Experience
* 4x4 Winter Driving Tips
* Winter Driving Tips For the Canadian Winter Driver
* Long Distance Travel in Winter
* New Car Winter Technology
No matter how well you plan, stuff can happen when you're driving your car or truck in the winter's cold. Best to have these items in your trunk just in case that emergency crops up.
In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago. ~ Christina Rossetti