Light the way to safe driving
Consider replacing standard headlights with the latest in technology. Philips NightGuide Headlamp projects three distinct visual zones: a brilliant white light in the centre zone improves the driver's vision and reaction time; blue light in the right zone provides increased readability of road signs; and a warmer yellow light in the left zone reduces glare for oncoming cars. Conduct regular maintenance on your headlamps and replace them in pairs.
Brake maintenance is a must
Make sure to schedule that annual winter tune-up and break maintenance check. Properly maintained brakes can save your life if you have to stop suddenly or slow down on a patch of ice. It's also important to conduct regular maintenance your headlamps. Lighting dims over time and even if bulbs are not dead, replacing the -in pairs-provides much better visibility.
Make time to clean off your car
Most of us are frantic in the morning to get on the road and make it to work on time. But if you only do the bare minimum, you can risk your life and those on the road around you. Make sure you completely clear your car of snow and ice. Ensure your wipers are in good condition and that you've got a good scraper in the trunk so you're prepared when your car is plunged into a deep freeze.
Top up your fluids:
Keep your gas tank at least half full and regularly add gasoline antifreeze to the tank. Top up antifreeze, transmission, brake and windshield washer fluids so you're not caught short.
Carry an emergency kit
Protect yourself in an emergency by keeping the following items packed in your car at all times: first aid kit, flashlight, flares, battery jumper cables, a blanket, matches, bottled water and power bars. These items can come in handy if you get stranded.
Remember: safety first and arrive alive.