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Preparing For Your Winter Road Trip

Winter Travel Tips

  1. Always give yourself extra travel time when you expect winter conditions.
  2. If driving a rental car, request 4-wheel drive and/or snow tires.
  3. If driving your own vehicle, make sure your car has had a recent check-up: Check the battery, replace your coolant with antifreeze, replace old wiper blades and use wiper fluid with de-icer.
  4. Cold weather changes the inflation of your tires – before you leave home, check that they are properly inflated; and don’t forget to check the spare!
  5. Carry tire chains; practice putting them on before you leave home.
  6. Test your heater and defroster. Cold air blowing from what should be your heating system can make for a very uncomfortable trip.

Your Winter Road Trip Emergency Kit