1. Winter tires
We know how crazy Saskatchewan winters can be. That means slippery roads, snow storms and lots of vehicles in the ditch. This is the perfect time to save you and your vehicle by getting winter tires. You may be like me and think your all-season tires are just fine, but that is not the case. All-season tires are actually meant for 3-seasons, excluding winter. You need a tire that is going to gain grip the colder it gets and winter tires do just that!
2. Lift your wipers
Here’s a super simple tip that can actually go a super long way. Lifting your wipers when you leave your vehicle will make it easier when it comes time wiping your windshield. Why else is this a good idea? Well this can actually help prevent your blades motor from burning out. Trying to turn your wipers on when they are frozen to your windshield can actually wreak the rubber on the blade and cause damage to it. If you lift your wipers they wont be able to get stuck to your windshield.
3. Turn off the cruise control
We all know that roads are icy in winter and sometimes we can’t even see it. Driving on cruise control can become very dangerous because your foot is off the gas and brake. Trying to slow down on ice and snow takes loner then clear hot conditions so if you need to make a sure you have full control of your vehicle at all times.
4. Getting Stuck
Last but not least, make sure you’re always ready for an emergency. Store blankets, snacks, extra clothing, gloves, shovel, and anything else you think you might need if you get stuck and might have to stay put for awhile. When leaving the house in winter remind yourself to bundle up.