Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Desjardins Insurance. As always, all opinions are my own.
Is it just me, or are our winters becoming worse every year? Lately, it certainly has felt that way. It was just a couple of years ago, that here in Eastern Canada, we had a winter of epic proportions.
From mid-January until the end of March, here in southern New Brunswick, we received more than 17 feet of snow. Yes, you read that correctly, 17 FEET!
Like most of you, even with all the snow, we still had to go to work, shop for groceries and we even managed to get in a bit of winter travelling. Honestly, if we let the snow stop us, we would rarely move out of the house!
We do however, take the necessary precautions when driving in the winter. In our vehicles we are always sure to have:
- Bag of abrasive material (sand, salt, cat litter) or traction mats
- Snow shovel
- Snow brush
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Window washer solvent
- Ice scraper
- Cloth or roll of paper towels
- Jumper cables
- Gloves, hats and blankets
- Warning devices (flares or triangles)
- Drinking water
- Non-perishable snacks (energy or granola bars)
- Extra clothes
- First-aid kit
- Basic toolkit (screwdrivers, pliers, adjustable wrench)
- Mobile phone and car charger with important numbers programmed in it, including a roadside assistance provider.
One other measure we always take in winter, is to keep the gas in our vehicles topped up ! If you’re stranded, and the conditions permit, it’s certainly nice to be able to to turn on the car’s heater and stay warm.
Let’s face it though, with the price of gas these days, always keeping your gas tank full can be a costly endeavour!
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