Winter driving can be treacherous. Driving on ice, through blizzards, and into the blaring reflection of the sun off the snow are part of living through winter in Alberta. To avoid vehicle collisions, our strongest winter driving tip is to use winter tires. This simple investment can lessen your chance of collision.

Prepare for Winter Driving by:

  • Switching your all-season or summer tires to winter tires before the temperature drops below 7°C.
  • Scrape the frost off your entire windshield and all windows before driving away. Also, clear the snow from the top of your car, as it may cover your windows as you begin driving.
  • Keep a safety kit, extra clothing, including tuques and mitts, booster cables, a shovel, sand bags, and blankets in your trunk in case you’re ever stranded or need to wait in the cold for assistance.
  • Replace bald or worn tires and do not mix and match tires with different tread patterns, it can compromise vehicle stability.
  • Always have half a tank of gas.
  • Check your tire pressure.
  • Bring a cell phone.