Prepping Your Car For Winter

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Everything to have for when the snow hits
by

Emily MacKinnon

, Executive Assistant in
Tips & Tricks
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Well, it’s that time of year again!

Leaves are falling, PSLs are being brewed, and the winter clothes are getting moved out of storage. As we sit in suspense, waiting for that first snowflake to fall, it’s a good time to start thinking about getting your car ready for winter. Here’s HeyAuto’s list of everything you should have with you this winter:

Winter tires

We’ve already covered this in a prior blog post, but you should be considering how harsh your winter is and choosing appropriate tires. Living in Canada, chances are you’re going to need a set of all-weather (not all-season) or winter tires.

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Snow brush

You know what’s even better than coffee to wake you up in the morning? Brushing snow off your frozen windshield . Throw one of these multi-tools into your backseat for all your snow-brushing and ice-scraping needs.

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Shovel

A snow shovel is a great thing to have in your winter kit. We hope you never to use it, but sometimes those snow snakes come out of nowhere and we find ourselves spinning tires in a foot of powder. Pro tip: look for small collapsible shovels to save on space.

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Washer fluid

We all know those winter roads can get slushy and messy, so it’s a great call to keep an extra bottle or two of washer fluid with you. You don’t want to be stuck trying to peer through a mud-caked windshield!

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Extra clothes and a blanket

It’s always a good idea to keep some warm winter clothes stowed away in your car just incase. They’ll be nice to have if it happens to be a bit chillier out than you thought, and you’ll be happy to have them if you find yourself having to use that shovel you have packed.

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Road flares, a reflective safety vest, and a flashlight

Not only is it snowy and cold in the winter, it also gets dark earlier. It’s good practice to keep some high-visibility equipment with you incase you need to be seen!

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Non-perishable food

Having some snacks tucked away is common practice for everyone, right? If not, make a point of packing away some granola bars and the like incase you get stuck in a pinch.

And there you have it, you’re ready for winter!

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About the author
Emily MacKinnon
, Executive Assistant
Originally from Nova Scotia, Emily has spent the last 9 years in sales and customer service. A jack of all trades. She hopes to be able to help educate and get people excited about their next car purchases through her expression in these blogs.

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