“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”

-Alexander Graham Bell

 

Prepare yourself

  • Check the forecast & weather conditions
  • Plan your route
  • Check road conditions and closures
  • Give yourself extra travel time
  • Dress for the weather
  • Have an emergency plan

Prepare your vehicle

  • Install winter tires
  • Winterize your vehicle (have battery, belts, hoses, antifreeze, tires, brakes, heater, defroster and windshield wipers inspected)
  • Have a winter survival kit
    • Non-perishable foods
    • Blankets, extra clothing and footwear
    • Battery jumper cables
    • Windshield¬†scraper and snowbrush
    • Shovel, traction mat, sand or kitty litter
    • Candle and matches
    • Flashlight & extra batteries
    • First aid kit
    • Reflective triangle
  • Wait for your vehicle to completely defrost
  • Be sure to fill your windshield washer reservoir with winter washer fluid
  • Keep your fuel tank more than half full

Drive for the conditions

  • Match your speed to road conditions
  • Accelerate and brake slowly
  • Avoid rapid maneuvers
  • Leave more space between vehicles
  • Keep sunglasses on hand for when driving towards the sunrise or sunset
  • Drive with headlights on in storms

 

If visibility is not well enough pull over to a safe location and turn on your hazards.

Be cautious when approaching winter road maintenance equipment. Visibility may be limited so remain a safe distance. When passing an emergency vehicle slow down and move over when safe to do so.

If you find yourself in need of assistance call Kingsway towing @ 780-455-4488, we are open 24/7 and here to help.

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