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Tip No: 20 - Preparing For Winter
Winter puts extra demands on you and your car. Before the cold weather strikes you should have your car winterized for your own safety and protection.

•Change to your snow tires or have the tread depth checked on your all weather radials well before the freeze sets in.

•Have the engine tuned-up.

•Change the oil to a lightweight multigrade oil.

•Check water hoses and the exhaust system for leaks.

•Check the battery making sure terminals are cleaned and greased.

•Check the anti-freeze level.

•Check your supply of windshield washer fluid and the condition of your wiper blades.

•Have your brakes checked.

•Always keep your fuel tank at least half full.

•Make sure all lights are functioning properly.

•Carry a survival kit.

This driving tip is from the Partners in Safety booklet, which was published by the Ontario Trucking Association.  Expert instructors of the DSAO have carefully vetted all of these tips.

  Driving Tips
  1-Training Counts
  2-Setting Out
  3-Driving in the Rain
  4-Passing Trucks
  5-Preventing Skids
  6-Handling Skids
  7-Defensive Driving
  8-Backing Up
  9-Sharing The Road With A Truck
  10-Seat Belts
  11-Night Driving
  12-Braking
  13-Regular Maintenance
  14-Biking & Blading
  15-Expressway Driving
  16-Preparing For A Long Trip
  17-Long Distance Driving
  18-Highway Hypnosis
  19-Break Down
20-Preparing For Winter
  21-The Survival Kit
  22-Winter Driving
  23-Getting Unstuck
  24-Courtesy And Common Sense

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