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Embark on an epic quest to become a safe winter driver.

Equip yourself with the necessary winter tools. A window scraper and snow brush are essentials – always clear all your vehicle’s windows before you start driving. Stock your vehicle with an emergency kit, including a shovel, flashlight, traction aids, reflective safety triangles or flares, and booster cables. In case you find yourself stranded, extra warm clothes, a blanket, hand and foot warmers, bottled water, and granola/energy bars are also a good idea.

Invest in a set of high-quality winter tires. Winter tires are designed to provide better traction, handling and braking performance on snow-covered, icy or slushy roads. Winter tires can improve your vehicle’s safety and handling during winter driving. Winter tires are an investment and MPI is here to help with our Winter Tire Program, which provides low-interest financing.

Window scrapers and winter tires are just part of your quest. Icy roads and unpredictable weather conditions demand adjustments to your driving:

  • SLOW DOWN and drive to conditions.
  • Practice gentle braking and master how to accelerate slowly and smoothly.
  • Give space and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
  • Stay informed on weather forecasts and road conditions.
  • Leave for your destination earlier. Adjust your driving plans to avoid treacherous roads and consider postponing your journey if conditions are poor.

With the right tools, proper driving techniques and a cautious mindset, you can be ready to face the challenges of Manitoba winter roads.