According to CAA-Quebec, one in four drivers in the province isn’t ready to face winter.
The automobile association says that while there may not be snow on the ground, winter tires are a good idea long before the December 15th deadline.
In fact, summer and all season tires begin to lose their grip when the temperature falls below 7 Celsius.
Next year, the deadline to have winter tires on your car will be bumped to December 1st but, the CAA says even that date is off the mark and that in this province, we should have winter tires on our cars by November 10th.
Of course tires aren’t the only things that need to be addressed on your car as we head into winter.
Here is a check list of things that should be addressed on your vehicle from CAA-Quebec:
Windshield wipers and the heating and defrosting system
Brake and power steering fluids
Motor oil and transmission oil
Tires, including the spare tire
Electrical and ignition systems
Headlights, turn signal lights, hazard lights and the horn
Drive belts, brakes, the battery and the alternator