THORNHILL, ON, Nov. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Getting behind the wheel in the
winter can be more challenging than any other time of year. Driving in
the snow, slush and ice takes a change in mindset and technique, that's
why CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) recommends keeping these tips
in mind to safely get you where you are going.
What you need to do:
Check the weather forecast
Plan your route and give yourself extra travel time
Dress for the weather and pack extra clothing
Remove all the snow and ice from your vehicle
Top up windshield washer fluid
Slow down and drive according to the road conditions
Leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you
What you need to pack in your vehicle:
Shovel Booster cables
Extra clothing and footwear
First aid kit
Windshield washer fluid
Granola or energy bars
CAA's 24 hour roadside assistance is just a click away. CAA members can
access fast and reliable Road Service Online by visiting www.caasco.com/ers. Members can check the status of their call and even cancel their
A reminder to members, CAA SCO services high priority calls first -
those drivers who are stranded out in the cold weather and snowy
conditions. Members who are safe at home and calling for assistance are
asked to be patient. If you are requesting service while at home,
please help CAA tow truck drivers access your vehicle by clearing a
path on your driveway free of snow. Also, keep in mind, after a major
snow storm, tow truck operators cannot access unplowed roadways.
CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering
insurance, travel, automotive care and roadside services. There are
more than 1.8 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and 5
million members in Canada. We're more than Roadside Assistance. We're
Life-side Assistance. Visit www.caasco.com.
SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario
For further information:
Media contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Specialist, CAA SCO, firstname.lastname@example.org, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Internal/External PR Specialist, email@example.com, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.
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