Keep Your Cool this Winter with These Car Safety Tips

At Acumen Insurance Group, our insurance brokers are committed to helping you find great insurance coverage in Ontario. But your insurance coverage doesn’t have to stop there! Our brokers want you to maximize your policy’s security and your well-being by providing you with the education you need to stay safe and make informed decisions.

So, as we head into winter, we’re sharing a few car safety tips to help you make the transition from fall to winter. Even when there’s no snow on the ground, November is the perfect time to get your car serviced so that you can feel confident that your vehicle, and your insurance policy, is ready to handle what’s ahead. If you live in Ontario, reviewing your car insurance policy, servicing your car, and making sure that you’ve got proper equipment, like brushes and windshield wiper fluid, can help you stay safe and save money throughout the season.

Make This Season Even Brighter by Servicing Your Car!

In addition to getting your car serviced by a professional, here a few simple things you can do to ensure that your car is ready for winter—Because, even if you’re not ready for the snow, we want your car to be!

  1. Get Winter Wheels

Think winter tires are overrated? Think again! Unlike your traditional or all-season tires, winter tires are specially designed to withstand negative temperatures and slippery roadways, which means that switching out your standard tires for winter ones early can help you prevent unnecessary accidents. According to the Canada Drives website, winter tires are manufactured for below-zero temperatures and have specialized tread patterns designed to push water out from beneath the tires. These features ensure that your tires can create traction and grip in subzero temperatures, or adverse weather conditions.

  1. Fill up on Fluids

It’s time to buy some anti-freeze! If you live in Ontario, you know that winter’s entrance can be unpredictable—and that means you’ve got to be prepared for anything. So, ensuring your car’s windshield wiper fluid is stocked up with anti-freeze will ensure that you can safely operate your vehicle and keep your windshield clear from ice, snow and sleet.

  1. Don’t Forget the Extras

Are you prepared for the temperature to drop? Keeping a snow brush in your car throughout the year guarantees that you’re ready for all kinds of weather. And, because winter weather can impede both road conditions and visibility, having a snowbrush ready to go means that you can stay safe no matter where you are. Reduce accidents and increase your confidence by always keeping extras, like snowbrushes, anti-freeze and jumper cables on hand.

Whether you’re looking forward to the season’s first snow or avoiding the mention of anything winter-related, it’s important to regularly service your car, and meet with your Acumen insurance broker, to ensure that you’ll be safe on your morning commute or enjoying the holidays.

Protect Yourself and Your Insurance Premiums!

Taking the steps to get your car winter-ready doesn’t just protect you and your family from accidents or your car from damage: it also protects your insurance premiums from going up! Ask your broker about winter tire discounts, and how they affect your auto insurance premiums in Ontario!