Have you been caught in any winter driving conditions yet? I was in Ottawa over the weekend and saw a couple cars in the ditch thanks to slushy roads on the 416.
A good snow tire will improve your stopping time by 25 per cent on winter roads — that’s about two car lengths, but tires aren’t the only thing to consider. Kaitlyn Furse from CAA told our Global Kingston news team you need to check five things:
Tires, wipers, fluids, brakes and battery. Make sure they’re all up to snuff and drive safe!
Kaitlyn also recommends a fully stocked emergency kit just in case, “pack a small shovel, extra blanket, a pair of mitts — maybe some water and non-perishable food items.”
If you’ve never put on snow tires yourself, it’s easy! Just follow these 58 steps:
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