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The Dangers of Winter Driving

The winters in Victoria, British Columbia are known to be harsh, especially for drivers. Most vehicle accidents occur between the months of December and January. It is likely due to the frequent rainy, snowy, or icy conditions that Victoria gets. And another culprit could be because it gets pitch-dark at 4 in the afternoon. Read on to learn about all the hazards you may face driving in Victoria, BC in the upcoming months.

Bad Weather

Winter wouldn’t be complete without snow, right? Fortunately, Canadian winters see it all: rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow, and even blizzards. If you plan to get out of the house at all this winter, make sure your vehicle is prepped to take on the frost. A key aspect of your car that you should care for is your tires. To move through the slick and slippery roads, ensure your vehicle is outfitted with quality winter tires. They should have deep treads to ensure optimal traction. Don’t forget to always come in handy with a snow brush and ice scraper, as you never know what can happen after you park it.


As mentioned before, it will get dark quite early, which can impact your view of the road. To ensure you see on dry and wet days, please ensure your windshield is clean and streak-free/ This helps avoid glare. Furthermore, top off on windshield washer fluid and replace your wipers. There’s no doubt that you’ll be needing those. Last but not least, make sure your headlights are operational and bright enough. 

Dead Battery

After many years of reliance on your car battery, it will inevitably die. With wear and tear and the temperature slowing down your car battery’s reactions, you should keep jumper cables or a charger on hand. This is the most common car failure in winter, so please be careful. Don’t hesitate to call for a tow if necessary.

Let the team at Prospect Lake Auto Care take care of all your automotive needs this winter. At our shop, we genuinely care about keeping you and your vehicle safe on the roads. Please give us a call or fill out our form online to schedule an appointment today!

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