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  • John L Anderson

Winter Driving

When it comes to winter driving in Canada you can't be too careful. Weather can change at a moments notice, and temperature and driving conditions can change quickly as well. Here are some tips to help you get through some of you traveling adventures.

Make sure your vehicle is mechanically sound. Have it inspected by your favorite shop to insure it's ready for the trip. Things like tire pressure, tire condition, fluids and windshield wipers, are just some of the things that should be looked at before hitting the road.

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Inform friends and family of you plans. When your leaving, where you are headed and when you are expected to arrive at your location.

May sure you phone is fully charged and carry a spare charger with in case you need to call for help.

Fill your gas tank before leaving. Even for short trips. You could get stranded due to poor viability from a sudden storm or be stopped due to an accident. Storms can disrupt power and the gas station you planned to fill up at may not be help due to a power outage.

Always take along proper winter gear. If you have a break down, you'll have these items to put on if needed to stay warm.

No matter how often you travel, it's always a good idea to be prepared. There are various emergency kits available that are reasonably priced that will include things like a shovel, warning markers, tow rope and other items you may need if stuck or break down. Here is an example of a kit on Amazon, that is affordable and has the basics, with a few bonuses,

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