A return to winter driving conditions

THORNHILL, ON, March 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Heavy snow, freezing rain and ice pellets could make for hazardous driving conditions across southern Ontario this week. That's why CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is reminding drivers to keep the following winter driving tips in mind:

  • Before heading out check your local forecast.
  • Leave yourself plenty of extra travel time.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Remove all the snow and ice from your vehicle.
  • Top up your windshield washer fluid.
  • Drive according to the road conditions.
  • Be alert behind the wheel.

Remember to keep the following items in your vehicle: ice scraper and snow brush, shovel, windshield washer fluid, booster cables, flashlight and extra batteries, blankets, extra clothing and footwear, first aid kit, snacks, smart phone and charger.

On an average winter day, CAA SCO dispatches service to approximately 3,000 members. During a snowstorm, the number of service calls usually doubles.

Meanwhile, a change in weather or car trouble can happen when you least expect it. When it does, members can track their roadside service request using CAA Service Tracker. Download the CAA App to enable Service Tracker when you need it.

For over a hundred years, CAA has been helping Canadians stay mobile, safe and protected. CAA South Central Ontario is one of nine auto clubs across Canada providing roadside assistance, travel, insurance services and member savings for our 2 million members.

SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Consultant, CAA SCO, sace@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Communications Consultant, CAA SCO, jlem@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.


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