Video: Prepare for Winter Driving

Graham Jeffery, winter driving expert at Canadian Tire, talks about all the things Canadians can be doing to get ready for winter driving this season: winter tires, wiper blades, headlights and more.
 

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Graham Jeffery, the winter driving expert at Canadian Tire, talks about all the things Canadians can be doing to get ready for winter driving this season. Some of those things are winter tires—our winter tires provide a significant improvement in braking, handling and acceleration that dramatically improves your safety on the road versus the traditional all season tires. One of the biggest differences is the braking distance. Our all season tires have a much longer braking distance versus our winter tires. With winter driving, we have shorter days out, less light, combine that with snow, blowing snow, and it just results in reduced visibility. The other thing that you want to make sure to check is your wiper blades. On the driver side what you are seeing is the brand new wiper blade. You can see the clarity of the wipe you are getting versus the one on the passenger side, which is a used, damaged wiper blade streaking producing less visibility. Headlights are also important to winter driving. GE Nighthawk Platinum Halogen Headlight Bulbs is a brighter and whiter light that gets 90% more light onto the road. Standard headlight bulbs are a lot duller. One important thing before you head out is to get your battery checked. An average battery life is around 5 years. What we recommend is starting at 3 years, you should make sure to get your battery checked ever year to make sure you don’t get stuck out in the cold. It is also important to make sure you are prepared for the unexpected by having an emergency roadside kit in your car.

 

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