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Winter survival tips

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Fall keeps stretching and filling our days with sunny skies and warm weather, while spring does the same to put a premature end to winter. Amidst all this, however, is a unique mix of climate conditions that significantly affects our daily habits. More than anywhere else in the world, the cold season in Canada poses serious challenges that drivers must deal with.

Once again, the editorial team at Auto123.com presents its annual Winter Guide. Here you'll find advice on everything from winter tires to rustproofing treatments, from emergency kits to cooling system maintenance, not to mention visibility and driving techniques. Our journalists will provide you with useful tips and information, whether you drive a regular vehicle, a convertible, a hybrid, a motorcycle or even an all-electric car.

So winter's coming back, eh? That's cool. Canadians are a tough bunch, defying snowstorms and black ice. Other than orange cones, we fear nothing!


WINTER TIRES
2013 winter tire buying tips
Checking for wear on your winter tires
7 important reasons to add winter tires
How to maintain proper tire pressure
How to rotate your tires properly
What makes a winter tire effective in winter?


WINTER DRIVING
How to travel safely this winter
It's never too soon to prepare for winter
Top features that keep drivers focused
Winter safety tips and advices
  


MAINTENANCE
Tips to buy a portable shelter
Winter maintenance for maintaining mileage
Car maintenance: rustproofing treatments
Rustproofing: all-in-one guide
Used-car suspension inspection
Common causes of concerning clunks
Ready your 4x4 or AWD system for cold weather
Winter driving: visibility is key
Protect your ride with dealer accessories
Winter accessories for comfort and confidence
Stability systems shine for winter driving


EMERGENCIES
Emergency kit for the cold months of winter
How to boost your car battery
Tackling life-threatening problems on the road


CONVERTIBLES
Winter maintenance for your convertible top
  


ELECTRIC and HYBRID VEHICLES
Battery-powered electric vehicles in winter
Intro to hybrid vehicle winter maintenance
Hybrid-vehicle winter maintenance


MOTORCYCLES
Winter storage tips for your bike