Even though Canadians are among the world’s most skilled winter drivers, extreme winter weather can challenge even the most experienced drivers. You can withstand the harshest weather with high-efficiency wipers, an all-wheel drive system, suitable winter tires, and a robust LED lighting system. Using proper winter driving methods and Mazda’s safety features, you can stay safe. Are you ready for some Canadian winter driving this season? Keep reading.
Winter Driving Advice
Cars tend to skid when you press the brakes. Avoiding accidents begins with understanding your braking system and how it responds on ice.
- ALWAYS APPLY
- GENTLE BRAKING PRESSURE
- on slick roads
- REMEMBER TO
- AVOID BRAKING ON CURVES
- by driving through them at a safe, steady speed
- GIVE YOURSELF 3X THE NORMAL
- FOLLOWING DISTANCE
- to react to any hazardous situation
Maintaining the appropriate distance is made more accessible by a Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW), which will alert you if you approach too closely. FOW warns you with an ongoing warning sound and dashboard indication when it senses a high-impact risk.
Driving Tips For Canada’s Winter Conditions
Driving in snowy circumstances can be extremely difficult for drivers and even result in an accident. In light of this, preparing thoroughly before setting out on a trek in the snow is essential.
It is essential to know how to prepare your vehicle and yourself and think about alternative strategies for driving in challenging circumstances. The following tips can help make the journey safer.
Make sure to plan your route before you go correctly. Use the RAC Route Planner to receive traffic news updates for the smoothest possible travel.
To clear snow off the top of your roof, car windows, mirrors, and lights before leaving, give yourself more time than usual. Verify the tread depth on the tires. When driving on snow and ice, bad tires will not have traction.
Switching to winter tires with thicker tread can be worthwhile if you live in a region where snowfall is frequent. Consider using snow chains or even snow socks if the weather is abysmal.
Feeling ready for Canadian winter driving? Our rental cars are always ready for your comfort and safety in all seasons. You can book yours on our website or contact us; we will take care of everything for you! If it is your first time renting with us, you can collect a 15% discount on your rental car!
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