Nov 01, 2013
By Dale Goldhawk
12:15 pm ET | OPP Sergeant Dave Woodford
GUEST – OPP sergeant Dave Woodford
TOPIC – Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [HIGHWAY SAFETY DIVISION HEADQUARTERS] OPP Advises Motorists that it’s Time to Get Ready for Winter 2013-10-25
INFO – (Aurora, On.) Now that we are into the fall season and have encountered some winter weather and have seen how driving conditions change and create hazards and a challenge for all drivers, Chief Superintendent Don Bell Commander of the Highway Safety Division is advising motorists that this is a good time to prepare yourself and your vehicle for the upcoming season.
Now is the time to get your vehicle ready for winter. Have a maintenance check-up done to avoid unnecessary breakdowns.
Install your winter tires before the first snowfall. Winter tires provide better traction, braking and handling during frost, snow, slush and particularly icy conditions.
Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle including an ice scraper or snow brush. Clear the ice and snow from all windows, lights, mirrors and especially from the roof of your vehicle.
Top up your windshield washer reservoir and keep an extra one handy in your vehicle.
It’s important to keep your fuel tank at least ½ full, this is so your not running out of fuel if stranded and to prevent condensation in your gas tank.