21 Jun, 2024

10 products you need in your car this winter – National

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As the days get shorter and colder, preparing your vehicle for winter driving is crucial.

According to the RCMP, in 2017 nearly 30 per cent of accidents happened on wet, snowy or icy roads. In addition to checking conditions before hitting the road, having a winter safety kit in your car is important. The CAA notes that 50 per cent of Canadians have such a kit in their car.

“The best time to get your car winter-ready is before the snow falls,” says Kristine D’Arbelles, Senior Director of Public Affairs for CAA National.

In case a roadside emergency occurs, it’s important to be equipped with all the essentials.

“Having an emergency kit in your car is always a good idea, but especially important during the winter,” suggests D’Arbelles. “You can build your own using common household items such as a flashlight with extra batteries, a snow brush, a bag of kitty litter, paper towels, and a small toolkit or a few screwdrivers and pliers.”

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