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Driving in a Winter Wonderland

January 4, 2021|

Driving on snowy, icy roads during a Canadian winter is all but guaranteed, so you have to be equipped with the skills, and knowledge on how to safely manage winter driving. The best way to stay safe during bad weather is to stay home, but sometimes, you have to go out. Follow these tips to remain safe while driving in a winter wonderland. 1. Slow Way Down The faster you are driving, the longer it will take you to react. On snowy and icy roads, leave yourself plenty of time to slow sown and stop. Accelerate, and [...]

5 Important Tips for Driving in Dangerous Weather

November 23, 2020|

  Living in Canada, we get all kinds of weather. Wind, fog, rainstorms, ice, and slush just make driving more difficult. Defensive driving is being ready for any condition. Here are 5 defensive driving tips for driving in dangerous weather conditions. 1. Check the Road Sometimes the road can be deceitful, giving the appearance that it's clear, when it could be icy or slippery. While being safe, and aware of your surroundings, check the road by slowly pulsing the breaks. If the car stops easily, the road is good. If not, pay extra attention while [...]

What To Know About Winter Tires

November 16, 2020|

In the Maritimes, winter driving often means driving on ice, snow, salt, and slush. Although winter tires are not mandatory, they are highly recommended by Transport Canada to give you a safer, more reliable ride in the winter weather. Why choose winter tires over all season tires? All season tires really mean "3 season" tires.They work safely in the fall, summer, and spring, but in freezing temperatures, the all-season rubber hardens, and loses traction. As well, a standard tread is a good fuel efficient, quiet ride for a smooth road, and is good for evacuating water from [...]

Ten Things To Know To Winterize Your Vehicle

November 9, 2020|

Maritime winter weather is always challenging, and you want to make sure your vehicle is ready to face the elements. Reduce the chance of getting stuck in a dangerous situation by following these tips to winterize your vehicle. 1. Ensure Your Lights are Working Properly In the winter, vehicles are especially hard to see on the road. You want to ensure all lights on your car are working properly in order to see and be seen. Replace any faulty headlights, or brake lights for the winter season. 2. Have a Fully Charged Battery In cold weather a [...]

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