and Links for Motorists
to Help You Get Where You're Going
- Get a complete tune-up in the fall.
Check your tire pressure at least once a month.
- Have your exhaust system carefully checked
for leaks that could send carbon monoxide into your vehicle.
- Check your radiator and hoses for cracks
and leaks. Check anti-freeze and heater.
- Make sure wipers are in good condition,
and fill up on winter washer fluid.
Make sure you have enough
fuel. Keep at least half tank.
Clear all snow from the hood,
roof, windows and lights. Clear all windows of fog.
If you are forced to stop
at the side of the road, put on your emergency flashers.
Carrying a cell phone gives
you an edge in an emergency. A car charger for the phone battery
is also a good idea.
Give yourself extra time to
travel, plan your route and let someone know your destination
and when you will be expected.
Keep to the main roads Avoid
passing another vehicle when weather conditions are bad.
Wear warm clothing that does
not restrict movement.
Pack a winter survival kit
and keep it in the trunk of the car at all times.
Avoid overexertion and exposure.
Shoveling and bitter cold can kill.
Stay in your car. You wonít
get lost and youíll have shelter.
Keep fresh air in your car.
Open a window on the side sheltered from the wind.
Run your engine sparingly.
Beware of exhaust fumes and the possibility of carbon monoxide.
Ensure the tailpipe is not
blocked by snow.
Set out a warning light or
Exercise your limbs Ė keep
moving and donít fall asleep.
Wear a hat, as you can lose
up to 60 per cent of your body heat through your head.