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Sailun Ice Blazer Winter Tires ~ I Love You Already ~ #TrustSailun

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Sailun Ice Blazer Winter Tires, I love you already, and you haven’t even touched snow yet.

That statement may sound “over-the-top” but it isn’t…really.  I am so grateful to be riding on my new set of Sailun Ice Blazer Winter Tires, that I’ll tell anyone who cares to listen about these Sailun Tires.

You see, it wasn’t too many years ago that the only winter tires I would drive on weren’t even winter tires.  They were all-season tires.  You know, the tires that are good for any and all road conditions.  At least that is what I used to think.  Boy, was I wrong!

Think you know the difference between all-season tires and real winter tires?  See if you do – check out these facts:

  • Winter tires are made using special compounds that help improve traction below temperatures of 7C/45/F.
  • Winter tires provide as much as 50% better traction in winter conditions than all-season tires.
  • All-season tires are like a “Jack Of All Trades” type of tire which, on the flipside, means they are a “Master Of None”.  All-season tires work great under a variety of conditions, but not winter conditions like we experience here in Canada.
  • Winter tires tend to be “narrower” than regular or all-season tires.  This helps winter tires to get through the snow easier.  Wide, low-profile tires that are found on many of our cars these days are great in summer, but do not perform well under winter conditions.

So what convinced me to purchase my very first set of winter snow tires?  A few years ago, I was a passenger in a slow-moving vehicle equipped with all-season tires.  Out driving right after a heavy snowfall, we rounded a minor curve at 20KM an hour and lost total control of the car.  The driver, realizing we were headed for the ditch,  and that there was nothing we could do about it, tried to “gun it” and get the car into the ditch faster than we were already going.  We had noticed another car coming at us “head on”.  Rather than damage two vehicles, the driver tried hard to avoid having the other car hit us.  Unfortunately, the all-season tires we were riding on had absolutely no traction, so all we continued to do was slip and slide slowly into the ditch.  There was no way for the other driver to avoid us, and he ended up hitting the back end of the car.  Everyone was okay, and as far as accidents go, it was a very minor one.  But, not only were we shaken up, we had to have the car towed out of the ditch and to a repair shop, and the driver was now responsible for the damage caused to the other car.  We all know how much “minor” repairs to a car’s bumper can cost.  If you don’t, let’s just say, they aren’t cheap!

All I could think of was that we had only been travelling 20KM/HR.  What could have happened if we had been travelling a more “normal” city speed of 60KM/HR?  I didn’t even want to think about that.  This is why it’s important to winterize your vehicle.  You and your family need all the protection you can get from driving on a good set of winter tires.  Winter tires won’t prevent all accidents, but they sure will help you to avoid them if possible.

This accident proved to be the end of my use of all-season tires for winter driving conditions.  From that day on I became a fan, and hardcore supporter, of real winter tires.

Last summer I became the proud owner of a “new to me” car, thanks to my wonderful parents.  I love my car, but as Fall approached, I became focused on the older all-season tires that came with my car.  I just knew they had to go, and long before snow blanketed Ottawa for the first time.

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I recently had a brand new set of four Saliun Ice Blazer winter tires installed on my car by the great guys at Frisby Tire in Ottawa.  Sailun Tires first rolled onto the road in 2001, priding themselves on providing consumers with “tires that fit within your budget but also perform”.  Now, 12 years later, Sailun Tires produce over 30 million tires annually, in 50 different countries around the world.  Pretty amazing stats for a company that hasn’t even hit their “teenage” years yet.

“Sailun Tires manufactures and distributes various types of passenger and light truck, medium radial truck, and off-the road tires in all major markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. Sailun’s international teams have the ability, knowledge and long term strategies to expand in the tire industry.

Building on real world testing and continuing to develop a motorsports proven product, Sailun will continue to build the most advanced and cost-efficient platform for tire manufacturing and distribution, while utilizing its information technology and substantial research platform to help establish new tire enterprises.”

PTPA Winner Seal

So how did I come to find out about Sailun Tires?  Thanks to the great folks at PTPA (Parent-Tested Parent-Approved), that’s how.  They have been applauding the quality and performance of Sailun Tires for awhile now.  PTPA has even awarded Sailun Tires with their “PTPA Seal Of Approval” – the most publicized and highly recognized award seal in North America.  That’s some pretty amazing recognition for a newer tire company that is up against many other “tire giants” in the tire industry.  Especially since Sailun Tires is the ONLY tire company to receive this award!

Sailun Tires offer 3 different winter snow tires for passenger vehicles:

Sailun IceBlazer WSL2 – Studless Performance Winter Tire

Sailun IceBlazer WST1 – Studdable Winter Tire

Sailun IceBlazer WST2 LT – Studdable Light Truck Winter Tire

I never realized the difference driving with winter tires can make to a vehicle’s performance until I became a hardcore supporter of winter tires.  From the very first time I tried driving with a full set of real winter tires, I could feel the difference.  Don’t believe me? Ask to borrow a friend’s car that is equipped with snow tires.  You’ll see.

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You think you don’t need winter tires because your vehicle comes with Traction Control and ABS?  So does my car.  Neither option actually provides more traction – only winter tires can do that.  Traction Control and ABS aren’t going to help you too much if you are riding on tires with poor treads.  Look closely at quality winter tires like my Sailun Ice Blazer winter tires.  They come with special tread designs that allow the tires to dig deep into snow and ice, and stay in contact with the pavement.  What Traction Control and ABS do is work well in conjunction with winter tires, giving you the best possible control over your vehicle in slippery conditions.

The best time to install winter tires on your vehicle? NOW! Winter tires should be installed on your vehicle as soon as temperatures drop below 7 degrees celcius.  In most locations across Canada, that’s “long before the snow flies”.  So don’t wait until you see the white stuff on the ground.  Experts suggest late October/early November as the optimal time to install winter tires in Canada.

Look for the mountain/snowflake symbol on any winter tire you purchase.  Winter tires marked with this special symbol meet specific snow traction performance requirements, and are designed for use in severe winter conditions.

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QUALITY, SAFETY, VALUE

 

 

This winter, I’m trusting Saliun Tires to protect me, my family, and anyone who is a passenger in my car.  That’s a pretty big responsibility, but I am confident Sailun Tires can live up to this responsibility because, when you own a set of Sailun Ice Blazer Winter Tires, they are “With You Through Every Turn”.

You can find more information on the Sailun Tires website.  Please stop by and like Sailun Tires on Facebook and Sailun Tires on Twitter.

I’m pretty excited about my brand new Sailun Ice Blazer Winter Tires, but I’m even more excited about this!  Thanks to the great folks at Sailun Tires, Canadian Blog House readers get a chance to WIN YOUR VERY OWN SET OF SAILUN ICE BLAZER TIRES!!!  How exciting is that?  This Sailun Ice Blazer Winter Tires giveaway is open to CANADIANS and is set to end on December 5, 2013 at 11:59PM EST.

Here’s all you have to do for your chance to WIN:

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 “Disclosure: As a Brand Ambassador with PTPA and Sailun Tires, Canadian Blog House received compensation for my participation. However, all opinions expressed on this blog are my very own.”

  1. December 6, 2013

    mike k

    i have winter tires and replace all my all season tires with them. i bring an ice scrapper in case ice freezes over

  2. December 6, 2013

    Brenda Hall

    We have had 3 times the amount of snow this November where I live and Dec is cold and icy. I got my oil changed and car inspected just before the first major snowfall. It would be nice to win snow tires.

  3. December 6, 2013

    Renee V

    I am so blessed to have a husband who takes care of me, wants me safe. He takes care of all the maintenance on my car.

  4. December 6, 2013

    TERRY

    I really need good winter tires…I live in Winnipeg, and our driving conditions are crazy here in the winter.

  5. December 6, 2013

    Judy Hunting

    I make sure my oil change is done, good wipers, all fluids are topped up.. Unfortunatly snow tires are not in my budget 🙁

  6. December 6, 2013

    Sharon Painter

    Tune up , check tire tread left, my sure caa is up to date and pack the emergency bag for the trunk

  7. December 5, 2013

    Vanessa

    Oil Change, Winter Washer Fluid, Winter Tires, Good Snow brush, good to go!

  8. December 5, 2013

    Nicole

    I don’t have winter tires, so far my Pirelli All Seasons have been doing wonderful for me 🙂 although after today’s drive in and getting stuck in the drive way due to the amount of snow, I think i’d be very happy with a new set of winter tires 🙂

  9. December 5, 2013

    wayne werstiuk

    I always prepare for winter by putting snow tires on my vehicle, my wife’s and now my daughters so they have the best traction on snow and especially icy road conditions. Once experienced, you will never drive on all seasons again.

  10. December 5, 2013

    lorri

    I sure need some new snow tires, would be amazing to win!

  11. December 5, 2013

    Doug

    I get ready for Winter with a tune up and snow tires installed!

  12. December 5, 2013

    David MacDonald

    winter tires make all the difference!!

  13. December 5, 2013

    William C

    The dealership looks after everything! 🙂

  14. December 5, 2013

    Sabrina Hache

    I get my car ready for winter by installing winter tires on it and always keeping some warm gloves in the car for when my hands get cold from removing the snow!

  15. December 5, 2013

    Jason

    I always make sure I keep the winter essentials in my truck, such as extra washer fluid, sand, a tow line, blanket, some non perishable food in case of prolonged road closures and quality tires!

  16. December 5, 2013

    Caitlyn Davis

    Tune up done winter tires

  17. December 4, 2013

    Paul D

    I rub my door jams with rubbing alcohol to prevent my doors from freezing shut after freezing rain.

  18. December 4, 2013

    Lorraine Wilson

    check fluids, make sure I have good wipers.

  19. December 4, 2013

    aimee

    I make an emergence kit for the vehicle

  20. December 4, 2013

    Abiola Afuwape

    Winter windshield wiper fluid. Ice scrape is always in the car. Get some winter tires!

  21. December 4, 2013

    Jennifer

    I put my snow tires on, replace my wipers, top up my wiper fluid with -40, throw my ice scraper in the car, and get it rust proofed

  22. December 4, 2013

    proff19

    Put on the snow tires, pack an emergency kit with blankets extra coat and mitts and socks and food. Pack a shovel and kitty litter.

  23. December 4, 2013

    jody

    for winter we get the winter tune ups done. pack extra gloves and blankets into the truck along with a booster pack and cabels

  24. December 4, 2013

    isobel sophie

    change the oil and filter, check the wiper blades and winter windowash fill up, rust proof the car, check the tires and pressure, make sure the snowbrush is in the backseat

  25. December 3, 2013

    jm

    I have my husband do it 🙂

  26. December 3, 2013

    Max

    Other than basic maintenance snow tires are #1 on the list. But when I look in my wallet they become about #12 on my list. Damn…lol.

  27. December 3, 2013

    ruth

    I keep the gas tank full.

  28. December 3, 2013

    Sandy

    I am just LOVIN’ all your comments, everyone! They are all very smart and sensible, with a great amount of humour thrown in. Thanks to all of you for your great responses!

  29. December 3, 2013

    William C

    full service at dealership

  30. December 3, 2013

    Karl

    Son just bought his first vehicle. Would love to see him get snow’s on it this winter.

  31. December 3, 2013

    Jeri

    Winter tires are Sooo important!! Once I became a Mamma, there was no way I’d drive without them! Make all the difference in Canadian winter driving!

  32. December 2, 2013

    Michelle Tripe'de'Roche

    I take my car to the local garage for a tune-up, inclusive of an oil change and a check-up. They’re awesome and check my tires, fix any lights that need changing, etc. 🙂

  33. December 2, 2013

    elaine bolduc

    get out the winter tires and the s.o.s. supplies along with a shovel

  34. December 2, 2013

    Burcu

    My husband gets winter windshield wiper fluid

  35. December 2, 2013

    rismit

    I would rather pay now than pay dearly later when it comes to good winter tires.

  36. December 1, 2013

    chris

    great contest thanks

  37. December 1, 2013

    p. saudino

    I don’t have a car, just ride around in my roomates. These would be great for that car!

  38. December 1, 2013

    melissa gauvin

    i do on last good car cleaning, and make sure i have my winter tires and winter wipers on

  39. December 1, 2013

    Shelley

    Winter tires, shovel, ice scraper, salt, blanket, gloves, mitts, toque, water, nuts to snack on, and cell phone with charger.

  40. December 1, 2013

    Kat

    I put on winter tires, get scheduled maintenance, and I always keep a blanket in my car.

  41. December 1, 2013

    Tooth Fairy

    To winterize my vehicle I ask my hubby ” please honey can you prepare my care for wintertime? ” I depend on him to go through the checklist and ensure it is ready for winter driving.

  42. November 30, 2013

    Nick

    Wow – cool contest! Winter tires are so important for safe winter driving!

  43. November 30, 2013

    Chris MacDonald

    I get snow tires installed and and new oil , winter windshield wiper fluid and antifreeze. Plus I put the ice scraper in the car.

  44. November 29, 2013

    Karen Benevento

    As important as it is to have winter/snow tires, if you don’t know how to drive in snowy, winter conditions, all the winter tires in the world will not help you prevent getting into an accident. Having winter tires on your car isn’t a license to forget common sense. Have them on my car, would love to win these for hubby’s car.

  45. November 28, 2013

    Mary Anderson

    Winter tires on and get some winter windshield wiper fluid.

  46. November 28, 2013

    Jesse

    Tires!

  47. November 28, 2013

    Mark

    Winter tires do make a big difference, plus you need plenty of warm clothing.

  48. November 28, 2013

    Piroska

    Change over to studs! It can get brutal here, in NW Ontario, especially on rural roads and highways!

  49. November 28, 2013

    Shayla

    My husband always makes sure we are ready for winter, makes sure I have the right tires on, an extra blanket in the car, an emergency kit, windshield scraper etc.

  50. November 28, 2013

    Edmund S

    I get my car ready for winter by putting on some winter tires, topping up the washer fluid, replacing the windshield wipers if needed, applying a nice wax coat, and polishing up the headlights.

  51. November 28, 2013

    Rheanna Neil

    My best friend is taking me to Whistler and we can only go if we get snow tires. Hope I can win them for her

  52. November 28, 2013

    Nicole

    Hubby’s a mechanic, so I just clean out the vehicle and give it a good vacuum. I already have a great emergency kit, so I just refresh and we are set.

  53. November 28, 2013

    Susan

    I would love to have those snow tires.

  54. November 27, 2013

    Colleen

    I desperately need new snow tires for my car! You CANNOT function on the prairies without them :-/
    Never mind watching out for the idiots with summer tires sliding by…ACK!

  55. November 27, 2013

    Debbie Cahoon

    check the tread on my all season radials, change the fluids for winter fluids, and have my oil changed

  56. November 27, 2013

    Kim

    put on the winter tires

  57. November 26, 2013

    Pat Kramer

    Snow tires are smart.

  58. November 26, 2013

    Emma Walpole

    It gets a good cleaning inside and out and the emergancy kit goes in, that’s it, need to get snow tires

  59. November 26, 2013

    Rob

    inspection

  60. November 25, 2013

    Patti

    We always have a shovel, non-clumping kitty litter, a safety kit and our CAA membership ready for winter.

  61. November 25, 2013

    Avril

    I get my car undercoated. We have a lot of salt on the roads!

  62. November 25, 2013

    Troy

    Winter tires, top up fluids, oil change, check my wipers, check my spare!

  63. November 25, 2013

    C.C.

    I always use winter tires. I highly recommend them to anyone .. it doesn’t matter how far you travel; only if you can stop in time.

  64. November 25, 2013

    diana p

    winter tires make a huge difference

  65. November 24, 2013

    Harriette

    take it to the dealer for winter ready service, check the tire pressure etc

  66. November 24, 2013

    Amy C

    I get an oil change and make sure my tires have the right air pressure.

  67. November 24, 2013

    Greg

    I don’t let the wife drive my truck in the winter 8^)

  68. November 24, 2013

    Karen

    First of all take the car to be winterized, make sure all the necessary fluids are topped up/replaced. Check all lights are working correctly to help with visibility in heavy snow. Put the winter box in the trunk. Inside our winter box we have extra clothing, warm jackets and boots, blankets, candles, energy bars and torches. Make sure there is a shovel, a snow brush and a bag of cat litter in the trunk too. The cat litter helps give traction if you do get stuck in the snow. We don’t have winter tires for our new vehicle yet, but this could solve that problem, hopefully! But above all the best way to prepare for winter driving is to slow down, keep in mind stopping distances are much greater and to stay alert and aware. Drive safe this winter everyone!

  69. November 23, 2013

    Beth Gallinger

    I’ve never done anything special for winter.

  70. November 23, 2013

    Nadine Larabie

    I need winter tires.

  71. November 23, 2013

    alma wilson

    winter tires too expensive wouldn’t mind winning a set. I just have my shovels scrapers brushes and winter windshield.

  72. November 23, 2013

    antony bosch

    Normally I would check my wipers fluids etc and put my winter tires on, but we just got a newer car and can’t afford to buy new tires yet. So this prize would be great!

  73. November 22, 2013

    Shara W

    All I’ve done is put a brush/scraper in the car :/ Winter tires are too expensive

  74. November 22, 2013

    Donnas

    I put on winter tires, have the undercoating checked, change my wipers and top up all fluids.

  75. November 22, 2013

    Jeannette Laframboise

    Well, winter is an issue for me as I live in Northern Ontario and I am a community nurse that travels from patient to patient. Sometimes the weather is just horrendous. I make sure I have my tires changed, ensure I have a snow brush, lock de-icer, sand an/or kitty litter if I get stuck. I do have a 4 wheel drive vehicle which is necessary for me and that makes a big difference. I will go out in all types of weather except for freezing rain.

  76. November 22, 2013

    Jennifer

    Winter tires!

  77. November 21, 2013

    V. HIll

    Throw the snow scraper in the back seat and buy some kitty litter.

  78. November 21, 2013

    agyasin

    Winter tires are a necessity.

  79. November 21, 2013

    Sheila Hartley

    I always have my winter tires put on and have my husband who is a mechanic check all the fluids.

  80. November 21, 2013

    Keith parkes

    I change mt tires and throw the scraper in the back

  81. November 20, 2013

    Aimal

    Can be expensive but very necessary

  82. November 20, 2013

    tammy

    put on winter tires and check the antifreeze!

  83. November 20, 2013

    Jennifer O

    Antifreeze, new windshield wipers and winter tires

  84. November 19, 2013

    FREDERIC BROWN

    winter tires on– washer fluid fully topped up, and keep an emergency kit in van

  85. November 19, 2013

    Deirdre

    Windshield washer fluid top-up and ice scraper ready to go.

  86. November 19, 2013

    LILLIAN BROWN

    4 winter tires-winter windshield washer and fully stocked emergecy kit

  87. November 19, 2013

    Juliee

    I change the oil and make sure all fluids are topped up.

  88. November 19, 2013

    ryan

    I make sure I have warm clothes and a blanket in my car at all times, as well as some sort of candle and hot pads.

    Topping up washer fluid regularly is also a great idea.

  89. November 19, 2013

    adina

    I let my husband deal with them

  90. November 19, 2013

    Ringo Chan

    To get my car ready for winter, I make sure I change my tires. (the tread is pretty much worn off already as i’m starting to slide =( )

  91. November 19, 2013

    Elaine Deng

    Put a snow brush in the car and pack water just in case I’m stuck!

  92. November 18, 2013

    erin donaldson

    new wipers and undercoat it to prevent rust damage from salt. Of course new winter tires

  93. November 18, 2013

    erin donaldson

    I check everything, new wipers, and undercoat it decrease the salt damage

  94. November 18, 2013

    Jacob

    I put on winter tires and make sure we have an windshield scraper inside the car.

  95. November 18, 2013

    Sunshine G

    You put in a heavier grade oil and get your winter tires on1

  96. November 18, 2013

    Megan Leppington

    I usually buy a bunch of sand bags to weigh down the back of my truck, otherwise it’s sliding all over the place. It comes in handy when you get stuck too, you can throw down some sand for traction!

  97. November 18, 2013

    Michelle Bradley

    The first storms were so early this year we were not prepared but we have our winter tire appointment this week in Calgary.

  98. November 18, 2013

    blair macisaac

    Once you learn how much safer you are on snow tires, you never go without them in the winter months.

  99. November 18, 2013

    Sue S.

    Winter tires, new wiper blades, antifreeze, winter window wash, snow brush/scraper, blanket, kitty litter are the winter things I do/or keep in trunk to be prepared. Better safe than sorry 🙂

  100. November 17, 2013

    charityk

    we get our car ready for winter by making room in our garage for it

  101. November 17, 2013

    Cindy

    Don’t forget winter tires wear out faster if the temperature is warmer that 0

  102. November 17, 2013

    MissT

    Change to a thinner grade oil due to coldness making the oil get thicker. I replace wiper blades if needed. Change to a cold temperature windshield washer fluid that can withstand -40. I buy winter tires if I can afford to otherwise I just use all season tires. I’ve had some close calls though using them.

  103. November 17, 2013

    Pip444

    Check the anti freeze, get winter windshield fluid and of course put on winter tires

  104. November 17, 2013

    Melissa Avey

    winter tires!!!

  105. November 17, 2013

    Nancy

    Bring a shovel in case you need to dig out, probably wouldn’t need that with these tires.

  106. November 17, 2013

    Frank Tanti

    I make sure the car is clean, Put emergency provisions in the trunk and change the tires.

  107. November 17, 2013

    Dale Steele Nicolov

    My husband gets us ready!

  108. November 17, 2013

    Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    put in the emergency kit

  109. November 17, 2013

    kitblu

    I go to my favourite garage for an oil change and winter-prep inspection. I moved to the most-southern county of Canada 15 years ago. The first time I needed snow tires I went to Canadian Tire and they laughed me out of the store. I haven’t had snow tires since but there have been more than a few times I regretted the lack. I’ll take a hit on gas consumption for traction when I need it most.
    I make sure I have warm clothes, an emergency kit, shovel and ice scraper. I try to remember a candle and matches in case I am stranded but there are still a few items I usually leave out – food being the main one. I carry water but only enough for the trip I am expecting.

  110. November 17, 2013

    Elaine Jasvins

    I tell my husband it’s time to get the cars ready for christmas.

  111. November 17, 2013

    denise

    i have my ice scraper in the car for those icy days

  112. November 17, 2013

    Shara

    I like the hats and gloves in the emergency kit idea….I also make sure there are snacks in my car at all times of the year. I’ve heard too many stories about people living off an bag of hard candy and rainwater for extended periods 🙂

  113. November 17, 2013

    lorena

    I keep shovels, snowbrushes, gloves, hats and a blanket in my car. I need winter tires.

  114. November 17, 2013

    Tara

    I just make sure all my fluids are topped up and always try to have at least 1/2 a tank of gas. I have never put winter tires on my car…but i know i will if i win this contest 🙂

  115. November 16, 2013

    Wanda Tracey

    I PUT WINTER TIRES ON AND I CARRY SAND AD A SMALL ROUND-MOUTHED SHOVEL IN MY TRUNK.

  116. November 16, 2013

    David Filax

    All Season Tires are good, but when in a Canadian Winter, go the tires meant to battle it.

  117. November 16, 2013

    K S

    I usually don’t :-\ Hence why i need the tires…

  118. November 16, 2013

    Michael

    I get the wiper fluid topped up, winter tires on and the emergency kit in the trunk, just in case. The winter tires only have another year or so left in them, so this would be a great prize!

  119. November 16, 2013

    sean pynaert

    I put some bags of sand in the back of my truck, usually around 200 lbs.

  120. November 16, 2013

    Duane

    I just bought a new car and the tires it came with are c-r-a-p on snow. I needs to get me some winter tires for sure.

  121. November 16, 2013

    Canelle Ray

    I cross my fingers to win that!

  122. November 16, 2013

    Jen

    We put on winter tires and always make sure we have in the car a snow brush, ice scraper, blankets, spare jackets, hats and gloves and last of all an emergency kit!

  123. November 16, 2013

    Verla

    I never realized they were better than all-season tires! I will have to think about changing for our Manitoba winter!

  124. November 16, 2013

    Lisa English

    winter tires make a big difference

  125. November 16, 2013

    Andra

    I live 45k down the worst road in BC. Boy could I use these tires!

  126. November 16, 2013

    Rose Hately

    We’ve put on our snow tires, checked fluid levels, and checked antifreeze.

  127. November 16, 2013

    megan

    by winterizing it. changing the wipers and making sure i have a safety kit and blankets.

  128. November 16, 2013

    Anu Chopra

    We always put winter tires on our vehicles and keep an emergency kit and a shovel, salt, flares and snow brushes in each vehicle as well.

  129. November 16, 2013

    Grant

    We have a word for people who don’t use winter tires. “Deceased”.

  130. November 16, 2013

    Jen F

    We totally need to get winter tires for the winter — need to be able to drive safely with the two kids

  131. November 16, 2013

    JaimeeM

    oil the bottom and new wiper blaes!

  132. November 16, 2013

    Xing

    I put on winter tires and carry chains!

  133. November 15, 2013

    thomas rusinak

    tune up,liquid levels checked and winter tires

  134. November 15, 2013

    Tracey

    I wouldn’t drive in Winter without my winter tires. I feel so much safer.

  135. November 15, 2013

    T Alexander

    I put on studded snow tires, check all the fluids, and have my car rust-checked.

  136. November 15, 2013

    Jason L

    I need new tires!

  137. November 15, 2013

    Natasha

    My husband does everything … he does my tire switch and balances them as well. He ensures my vehicle is full of washer fluid (and that I have an extra one in my trunk) and that my snow brush is ready! 🙂

  138. November 15, 2013

    Lee-Ann S

    Put the snow tires on then repack/adjust the emergency pack and add the snow brush.

  139. November 15, 2013

    Chaz

    WINTER TIRES ARE A TOTAL MUST!

  140. November 15, 2013

    penny

    tune up and tires

  141. November 15, 2013

    Nena Sinclair

    I take it in for a pre-winter tuneup!

  142. November 15, 2013

    Ross Sundelin

    I have winter oil put into the cars and clean them inside & out for winter and put winter survival gear into my trunk and check the tires air pressure.

  143. November 15, 2013

    Ross Sundelin

    I’d love to have a set of these.

  144. November 15, 2013

    Heidi S

    Just equipped my van with winter tires and am trying to save to get winter tires for my husband’s vehicle asap. I also make sure my wiper blades are in good condition to take on the ice and snow! I would love to win these tires for my husband!

  145. November 15, 2013

    Mandy

    I get my car prepared for winter by getting regular tune ups, making sure my fluid is topped up and I keep an emergency kit in the trunk. We have snow chains but definitely need winter tires since we deal with more icy conditions here.

  146. November 15, 2013

    Marion Scharf

    Winter tires and rust proofing are always part of our routine.

  147. November 15, 2013

    Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I take it to the garage where they get it winter ready and put on my winter tires for me. I also put rubber mats in the car and ice scrappers & a brush too.

  148. November 15, 2013

    Andrew P

    Make sure I have my winter tires on, check my battery and make sure I have plenty of stock of emergency items

  149. November 15, 2013

    Carrie G

    I make sure the snow brush is in the car and regular maintenance is done. My husband takes care of the rest.

  150. November 15, 2013

    sueboobadoo

    emergency kit, blankets, extra fluids

  151. November 15, 2013

    alix

    I love winter tires omgs

  152. November 15, 2013

    GAIL WHITWORTH

    DEFINITELY WINTER TIRES

  153. November 15, 2013

    aarone m

    I keep a de-icer nearby at all times!

  154. November 15, 2013

    Paul

    my four-season tires are getting fairly old. I’ve been thinking whether I should invest in winter tires or try another set of all-season ones.

  155. November 15, 2013

    J Li

    always book tire change as early as possible to avoid last minute pile up

  156. November 15, 2013

    MANUEL VIZCAYA

    I take my ice scraper out of storage and back in the car

  157. November 15, 2013

    Edmond

    Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true and means more to me than anyone else to win. Starving artist here desperately needs the new tires to work and eat again. Winner, winnner. Chicken dinner. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generousity.

  158. November 15, 2013

    G.Smith

    First of all I change my tires and check the air pressure. Change the wipers and top up all the fluids. Put my snow brush, shovel, and booster cables in the trunk too. My current Winter tires still have lots of tread but probably should be retired to that big tire recycling yard in the sky pretty soon.

  159. November 15, 2013

    Marwa

    I pack my trunk with sand, a small shovel, and some extra windshield fluid. I plan on getting an emergency kit set up at some point as well.

  160. November 15, 2013

    Debbie F

    We have the winter tires put on and also get a tune up.

  161. November 15, 2013

    Troy

    I always try to plan for weather conditions such as have everything topped up as well as extra clothing.

  162. November 14, 2013

    Jason Whaley

    I had the privilege of attending a winter driving course held by a major tire manufacturer where they had cars equipped with both all season tires and others equipped with their winter tires. I can’t even begin to describe the superior performance of the winter tires. I was amazed and am an absolute believer in the use of winter tires now!

  163. November 14, 2013

    Beth D.

    I’ve never had winter tires before, I keep thinking next year I’ll get some, but the more I read, the more I realize how important they are. Thanks for a really helpful review and all the info.

  164. November 14, 2013

    Tristan Singh

    Keep blankets, booster cables, reflective items, ropes in my trunk at the moment. After reading the comments, I should add some clothing, gloves, flashlights, and food to my emergency kit, jerky and energy bars with some water would be a start I think.

  165. November 14, 2013

    Debbie Zyla

    I get the car winterized – especially winter antifreeze and tires

  166. November 14, 2013

    Peter

    I need tires!

  167. November 14, 2013

    Erinn Lishman

    My husband handles it but winter tires are a must!

  168. November 14, 2013

    Mary Boudreau

    Have my car tuned up by my mechanic. Put my winter tires on. Keep the washer fluid topped up with winter grade fluid. I keep a first aid kit, flashlight, blankets, extra winter clothes and a shovel in the trunk. I just checked reviews of the Sailun tires and they get very good reviews so I’d love to win a set

  169. November 14, 2013

    Jacqueline Sampson

    I don’t do anything; my hubby does it for me 🙂

  170. November 14, 2013

    Mary Warner

    Kitty Litter for traction, Emergancy kit with flares, energy bars, blankets and gloves. Also try and keep gas full.

  171. November 14, 2013

    Marcus Barnes

    General upkeep and maintenance. Depending on where I’m living in Canada and where I’m planning on going, I may put on winter tires (with the proper amount of tread remaining). I also put a winter related tools in the trunk (for example, a shovel).

  172. November 14, 2013

    Sarah Henson

    I usually put on my winter tires, top up/change fluids, check battery and lights and pack an emergency bag for the trunk that has spare clothes, blanket, snow brush, lock de-icer etc 🙂

  173. November 14, 2013

    dale

    I have used studded tires in the past but new winter tires are way better

  174. November 14, 2013

    Cyrille

    oil change, winter tires and snow brush in trunk!

  175. November 14, 2013

    Susan

    I give it to my husband for a day to ‘winterize’ for me. 🙂

  176. November 14, 2013

    Ken Wallin

    Make sure to have snow ties, blankets and supplies in case of an emergency road side stop. Big first aid kit and good warm boots

  177. November 14, 2013

    roger simmons

    Snow Tires/Chains in trunk/Topped up Antifreeze/Battery checked

  178. November 14, 2013

    Sam Turnbull

    Winter tires for sure

  179. November 14, 2013

    Oliver

    I make sure I have good windshield wipers and amazing snow tires like these ones in order to drive safely and have a really great winter. This gives me the ability to go where I want to go without worrying about my safety!

  180. November 14, 2013

    Anne

    Love my winter tires!

  181. November 14, 2013

    Vanessa Junkin

    I always change to winter tires, change and top up my fluids, check my block heater, and get someone I trust to do a once-over.

  182. November 14, 2013

    dirttoot

    I change my tires for the appropriate seasons!

  183. November 14, 2013

    Caity Paige

    I get winter tires which I have yet to purchase.

  184. November 14, 2013

    Dan

    New car… no winter tires… NEED WINTER TIRES

  185. November 14, 2013

    martin h

    Do a full vehicle inspection to ensure everything is working and topped up

  186. November 14, 2013

    Lynne B

    We have mild winters so the prep isn’t that rigorous, however, we make sure our vehicles have good tires and are in good condition.

  187. November 14, 2013

    penny

    tires n tune up

  188. November 14, 2013

    veronica

    lots of windshield wiper fluid, take the car in for service and put on those winter tires…or just stay inside all winter long and don’t drive!

  189. November 14, 2013

    Kass

    Blankets in the trunk, with extra fluids, scraper, shovel, candles, non-perishable food and of course winter tires!

  190. November 14, 2013

    troy

    always keep an emergancy kit in the car. have a blanket as well as a candle.

  191. November 14, 2013

    Oliviea A

    We need to buy new snow tires but we cant really afford it

  192. November 14, 2013

    jackie

    time for new winter tires

  193. November 14, 2013

    ZT

    Load the car with shovel, extra clothes, flashlight, and snacks.

  194. November 14, 2013

    Frank Dendwick

    Snow tires and battery check

  195. November 14, 2013

    carol

    I take it to the mechanic to get it winterized.

  196. November 14, 2013

    Ronald

    Les pneus d’hiver font la différence…

  197. November 14, 2013

    Monika

    New winter tires are much needed right now! Have to put in a blanket and spare warm clothes in there too before I forget.

  198. November 14, 2013

    nikki

    awesome prize – and awesome tires:)

  199. November 14, 2013

    Sandy

    JUST ME STEPPING IN HERE TO COMMENT…I AM BLOWN AWAY BY THE RESPONSE TO THIS GIVEAWAY. I CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO KEEP UP TO ALL THE COMMENTS BUT I’M READING THEM ALL AND THEY ARE FANTASTIC 🙂 THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR STOPPING BY AND ENTERING!!

  200. November 14, 2013

    jen wehlann

    tires are great

  201. November 14, 2013

    Sara

    I make sure the car has a safety kit with emergency food.

  202. November 14, 2013

    Yvonne Tabaracci

    Change tires, new wipers if necessary, tune up if necessary

  203. November 14, 2013

    Virginia Buck

    I take my car in to make sure everything is a go for winter.

  204. November 14, 2013

    John G

    We always keep extra fluids (oil, coolant, wiper), folding shovel, salt, scraper, snow brush, snacks and a blanket in our truck. These tires would even make things better just in case of a surprise snowfall!

  205. November 14, 2013

    Carol b

    We put on winter tires, get our scheduled maintenance, put in a blanket, gloves, ice scraper , safety kit, flashlights and food in the car.

  206. November 14, 2013

    Ivan Plumridge

    Never had a set of winter tires – I guess I should – everything I’ve read says they are far safer.

  207. November 14, 2013

    Sherry

    I just got a new car and it came without winter tires. I am shopping around for the right pair that are both safe and affordable. I was in a car crash last month so i am paranoid about being safe and these tires would help me sleep at night…A blessing indeed! Like a guardian angel keeping my daughter and I safe.

  208. November 14, 2013

    Glenda W

    This is probably the last season for my current winter tires and if this winter is like the one we had last year,(SK) I may need new ones before spring. Thanks for the contest!!

  209. November 14, 2013

    linda darby

    tune up washer fluid tire change

  210. November 14, 2013

    Marc-Andre Taillefer

    Winter tires and an emergency kit.

  211. November 14, 2013

    Jim Bender

    Usual both cars get a winter inspection done

  212. November 14, 2013

    Andy

    I love winter tires and turtles

  213. November 14, 2013

    Kathleen

    Honestly we haven’t done anything to get ready for winter. Except I suppose buy more antifreeze?

  214. November 14, 2013

    Marcie

    Put the winter tires on.

  215. November 14, 2013

    Jen

    I let my hubs take care of that, all I worry about is whether or not there is a windshield scrapper in my van!

  216. November 14, 2013

    Tanis

    Hubby changes the tires and puts an emergency kit in!

  217. November 14, 2013

    mark

    check battery and fluid levels

  218. November 14, 2013

    Diana Plavins

    I must admit I neglect my poor van. The daughter of a mechanic, we tend to hold our own cars together with twine and bubble gum

  219. November 14, 2013

    britney

    winter tires and an emergency kit will get you pretty far. and a trusty CAA membership 🙂

  220. November 14, 2013

    Sue Walker

    I top up all my fluids, change my windshield whipers, give the car a good vacuum and check to make sure my headlights and tail lights are all working.

  221. November 14, 2013

    Al

    Winter tires and an emergency kit.

  222. November 13, 2013

    Jody @ Mommy Moment

    We bring our vehicle into the garage to have it serviced. We really need winter tires for our vehicle since Manitoba winters are so harsh! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  223. November 13, 2013

    Tyler Anthony

    I don’t I just cross my fingers and hope for the best.

  224. November 13, 2013

    Sharleen

    I always get my winter tires on as soon as I can – I never want to chance it and good winter tires are so important. I can’t count how many times I have seen people in the city wait and wait and then on that first snow fall – accidents all the way home and a 15 minute ride home turns into 2+ hrs. We put on our snow tires and make sure our washer fluid is topped up on a regular basis and we throw our winter kit into the back (blankets/snacks/candles/etc) and then bring on winter!!!!

  225. November 13, 2013

    karen

    Winter tires

  226. November 13, 2013

    stacey

    we get a tune up and stock up the car with an emergency blanket and kitty litter as we do a lot of mountain hwy driving

  227. November 13, 2013

    john nic

    I put air in my tires and thats about it.

  228. November 13, 2013

    Morris E

    I usually take it to my buddy who is a mechanic and we usually test the fluids and run it through his analizer.

  229. November 13, 2013

    vasyl

    Put winter tires on, top of fluids, change oil and change blades if needed

  230. November 13, 2013

    Veronica Blanchette

    Oil change, winter tires, check all other fluids…

  231. November 13, 2013

    debbie s

    change tires,get fluids changed

  232. November 13, 2013

    Rob

    Oil Change, Wiper Change and Wire Change!

  233. November 13, 2013

    Brigitte Inderbitzin

    I would love new winter tires!

  234. November 13, 2013

    izak

    winter tires, fluid and gloves and shovel

  235. November 13, 2013

    Garnet L

    I put on my winter wheels & tires. I also check the battery

  236. November 13, 2013

    Carla

    get a tune-up and change tires

  237. November 13, 2013

    Diane G.

    First of all, winter tires !

  238. November 13, 2013

    Shane Anderson

    New wipers for sure, stock up on windshield fluid and a brush!

  239. November 13, 2013

    Jean-Paul

    Would love to win this, Winterized the car and have emergency gear but no snow tires.

  240. November 13, 2013

    Tammy G

    I get my car ready for winter with winter tires.

  241. November 13, 2013

    Sharon Bledsoe

    Carry a bag of kitty litter in case I get stuck.

  242. November 13, 2013

    harriet h

    oil change and check fluids.

  243. November 13, 2013

    Karine

    I get my winter tires on the car! And that’s pretty much it… lol, maybe make sure to have windshield washer in the car

  244. November 13, 2013

    Heidi C.

    Put winter tires on, top of fluids, change oil and change blades if needed.

    • November 21, 2013

      randy p

      drive according to conditions ! use YOUR head

    • December 2, 2013

      Ian

      Using Sand!

  245. November 13, 2013

    Susan Hanley

    I put on my snow tires (I’m about due for a new set), check the windshield washer fluid is full and I flush the rad and replace the fluid every 5 years.

  246. November 13, 2013

    Surso S.

    i do my own little checkups on it also i have a second set of tires that are for winter but they are wearing out so it would be nice to get some new ones

  247. November 13, 2013

    Sylvia

    Take it to our mechanic and have him make sure everything is ready for winter driving

  248. November 13, 2013

    shosh

    have my husband take it in

    • November 13, 2013

      Sandy

      Nice to have hubby take care of things, Shosh 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  249. November 13, 2013

    Olivia Amaro

    I make sure I have a snow brush in the car and an emergency kit from CAA.

    • November 13, 2013

      Sandy

      Gotta love having CAA, Olivia 🙂 I’m a big fan of them. Thanks for entering!

  250. November 13, 2013

    Audrey Skinner

    I take the car to the dealer for winter tune up.

    • November 13, 2013

      Sandy

      Best way to make sure your car is all ready for winter 🙂 Thanks for entering, Audrey!

  251. November 13, 2013

    Tanya

    I get my car ready for winter by taking it to my mechanic to get it winterized and checked out to ensure everything is working properly.

    • November 13, 2013

      Sandy

      Smart, Tanya – best way to be sure 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  252. November 13, 2013

    laurel

    Winter tires are a must

    • November 13, 2013

      Sandy

      They sure are, Laurel! Thanks for entering!

  253. November 13, 2013

    Dorothy P

    The question seemed simple until I realize it wasn’t really simple at all. I get my car ready for WINTER by: Checking the anti-freeze; keeping my car in a garage and that way I know my fluids are NOT FROZEN; Install Winter windshield wipers and I prepare an Emergency WINTER Kit and keep it in the trunk of my car.

    As for winter tires and being married to a Police Officer who has driven through everything MOTHER-NATURE has thrown to him; we ALWAYS drive with WINTER TIRES right throughout the year. WHY you ask? Winter tires also makes contact with the pavement/highway during downpours experienced in certain months.

    • November 13, 2013

      Sandy

      Wow..what a great comment, Dorothy! Well..no one would know better than your husband. Can’t imagine some of the nastiness he must have seen over the winters. Great advice! Thanks for sharing and entering 🙂

  254. November 13, 2013

    J.H.

    Safety kit, check my windows blades and fill up with winter fluids

    • November 13, 2013

      Sandy

      All good stuff, J.H. 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  255. November 13, 2013

    Marie Constantineau

    along with all the regular stuff, I also store extra hats and mitts in the safety kit
    good luck to all

    • November 13, 2013

      Sandy

      Extra hats and mitts are a good idea…something I need to look at doing, Marie. Thanks for entering!

  256. November 12, 2013

    Amirah

    One of the things I do is get my belts and hoses examined.

    • November 13, 2013

      Sandy

      Interesting! Those are things I wouldn’t necessarily think of getting checked myself..but good idea, Amirah. Thanks for entering!

  257. November 12, 2013

    Melissa McNamee

    Tune up and tire change

    • November 13, 2013

      Sandy

      Good stuff, Melissa! Thanks for entering 🙂

  258. November 12, 2013

    Ei Leen

    Check & top up fluids; put blanket & snow scraper in car.

    • November 13, 2013

      Sandy

      Another mention for a blanket…very good idea 🙂 Thanks for entering, Ei Leen!

  259. November 12, 2013

    Amanda Neilson

    Switch the wiper fluid, and switch over to winter tires!

  260. November 12, 2013

    Celena Clause

    Windshield washer fluid, new wipers and breaking out the scraper and brush

  261. November 12, 2013

    Ronnie

    Change tires & get a tune up.

  262. November 12, 2013

    Keri

    I have my winter tires put on, new wipers and an oil change for sure… beyond that whatever the shop says is a must.

  263. November 12, 2013

    Gloria

    My husband gets our car in for winter maintenance check up.
    We have our emergency kit rechecked and always carry warm blankets and a candle or two.

  264. November 12, 2013

    Margarita Ibbott ~ @DownshiftingPRO

    I usually get my hubby to do all the winterizing. But basically, we change the oil, top up anti-freeze, and change the tires. I would love to win those tires just to be able to do that!

  265. November 12, 2013

    Jason

    Need to buy winter tires… but haven’t yet

  266. November 12, 2013

    Amy

    I make sure to have my snow brush and extra windshield fluid

  267. November 12, 2013

    Sarah Jackson

    New wipers each year before the snow flies, top up the washer fluid with winter fluid, put snow mats back in and snow brush and of course winter tires on

  268. November 12, 2013

    Elaine

    My husband’s car really needs these Saliun tires, he takes car of all else except be prepare for winter regarding the tires!

  269. November 12, 2013

    ducky

    I have an emergency kit, a blanket, a shovel, and don’t have winter tires which I really need.

  270. November 12, 2013

    Brenda Lacourciere

    I give it to my husband.

  271. November 12, 2013

    Lorinda Rose

    Winshield washer fluid, new matts too. 🙂

  272. November 12, 2013

    William Stewart

    Snow tires, winter mats, and a brush.

  273. November 12, 2013

    Melissa Battler

    New wipers for sure, stock up on windshield fluid and a brush!

  274. November 12, 2013

    Peg

    Tune up, antifreeze top up, plus I make sure all other fluids are topped up.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      All good stuff, Peg! We can’t forget about the fluids! Thanks for entering!

  275. November 12, 2013

    H.hartman

    Hopefully by putting new snow tires on….

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Fingers crossed for you, H.hartman! Thanks for entering!

  276. November 12, 2013

    Olivia L

    We take the car in to get a tune up and make sure we’ve got blankets and an emergency kit in the car.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Sounds like you are always well-prepared for winter, Olivia 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  277. November 12, 2013

    Swee L

    I make sure to change my tires for winter ones. Which I don’t have yet for this year. Which is why this prize could be really helpful. 😉

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Time for new winter tires, eh Swee? Thanks for entering!

  278. November 12, 2013

    pauline

    I always keep an emergency kit with flashlights, nuts, gloves, warm clothing for any unexpected problem.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Great idea, Pauline! You just never know where you might get stuck in winter. Thanks for entering!

  279. November 12, 2013

    Melissa Finn

    Make sure we have blankets, flashlight & get a tune up.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      All important things, Melissa 🙂 Esp with baby on board. Thanks for entering!

  280. November 12, 2013

    ira

    winter tires !

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      The number one thing in my books, Ira! Thanks for entering 🙂

  281. November 12, 2013

    Kim F

    We always make an appointment to get our winter tires on, oil changed and all fluids topped up before the first snowfall. If we will be driving in challenging conditions we also like to keep our gas tank above half-full.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Oh now I like that answer, Kim. Always a good thing to make sure your gas tank is topped up!! Very important. Great reminder. Thanks for entering!

  282. November 12, 2013

    Zvi Vaxman

    tune it up and pack it with winter stuff

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Good idea to get that tune up before winter, Zvi! Thanks for entering 🙂

  283. November 12, 2013

    Neils Thor

    Change the oil!!

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      That’s something I never really thought of until now, Neils – getting an oil change done specifically before winter. It’s a good idea! Thanks for entering!

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      You’re right, Patrick…and that includes a lot of things that we really don’t need to think about in summer. Thanks for entering!

  284. November 12, 2013

    Victoria Ess

    Change the tires and put a snowbrush or two in the car.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Now that’s a good idea..a snow brush or two. One never seems to be enough…especially if you have someone to help you clear the snow off your car 🙂 Thanks for entering, Victoria!

  285. November 12, 2013

    Wayne S

    Well, hopefully this year it will involve getting my heater fixed 🙁

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Awww geez Wayne, heat would be a priority in winter. That sucks that yours needs fixing. Hope you can manage to get that done before it gets too cold! Thanks for entering!

  286. November 12, 2013

    carrie

    we keep a incase of emergency bag with candles and matches and granola bars!

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Perfect Carrie! The candles and matches are a good thing. I had to use candles in a car one time. It’s amazing the heat that can come from that when you are cold in a car. Thanks for entering!

  287. November 12, 2013

    Blessedta

    I change my tires

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Perfect, Blessedta – that’s the number one thing to do 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  288. November 12, 2013

    kathryn

    I keep windshield washer fluid in the trunk, ice scraper and extra clothes in my car

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      I like the idea of the extra clothes. That’s a good one 🙂 Thanks for entering, kathryn!!

  289. November 12, 2013

    ginette4

    My husband gets my vehicle ready for the winter, tops up all fuel levels and whatever else he does

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Lucky you ginette4….sounds like you have a great hubby 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  290. November 12, 2013

    Brenda Penton

    We put on winter tires, get our scheduled maintenance, put in a blanket and spare jackets, hat and gloves, ice scraper and a travel shovel.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Spare jackets, hats and gloves are smart things to have extras of in the car, Brenda! Thanks for entering 🙂

  291. November 12, 2013

    Gene D

    I always keep my (and my wife’s) washer fluid fully topped up, and keep an emergency kit with flashlights, hi-energy food, gloves, warm clothing for any unexpected problem.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      You sound well prepared for both you and your wife, Gene. Nice! Thanks for entering!

  292. November 12, 2013

    Kristen Duever

    scraper and shovel in the back seat, oil change, winter windshield fluid.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      A good clean before winter is a great idea…and hopefully makes for less work come spring 🙂 Thanks for entering, Margaux!

  293. November 12, 2013

    Tammy Dalley

    Oil change, new wipers and new tires

  294. November 12, 2013

    Karla Sceviour

    I change to winter tires,make sure I have windshield wash/de-icer and a scraper/brush in my car.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Hi Karla! Glad to see you are prepared for the winter roads 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  295. November 12, 2013

    Melissa D

    I dont do much.. snow brush in the back?

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Oh boy, Melissa! I’d be in big trouble time and time again if I only had a scraper/brush in the back seat and did nothing else to prepare for winter. Thanks for entering 🙂

  296. November 12, 2013

    Belinda McNabb

    I take it into the shop and get an oil change and have them give it a once over to make sure all is good

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Smart, Belinda! Having experts check your car over is the best way to make sure you car is winter-ready. Thanks for entering!

  297. November 12, 2013

    Jenn

    Winter tires, fluids topped up, undercoating 🙂 My hubby is a mechanic, so he does it all. And, Snow tires saves lives…it’s worth the hour of work to change them over.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Lucky you, Jenn. A hubby to do it all for you 🙂 You said it well…an hour is so worth it…winter tires do save lives. Thanks for entering!

  298. November 12, 2013

    Sylvie Daigle

    Make sure the snow brush is in the car, fill up windshield washer fluids. Have good wipers in place. Have snow tires installed.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Good wipers are key, Sylvie! Once they start to wear out, they can become a serious winter hazard when you can’t see where you are going in nasty weather. Thanks for entering!

  299. November 12, 2013

    Kimberly

    I am bad, I don’t really get it ready for winter.

  300. November 12, 2013

    Maegan Morin

    Im gonna be honest here. I dont get my car ready for winter. I let me husband do it and Im really not sure what all he does.

  301. November 12, 2013

    Marlene V.

    Put the snow brush back into the car, tune up and making sure that my emergency kit has everything I still need.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      That’s a good reminder, Marlene. Sometimes we stock emergency kits but never check them to make sure everything still works/isn’t expired, etc. Thanks for entering!

  302. November 12, 2013

    Jeffrey Rossnagel

    Shovel, tires, emergency kit, blanket and oil change.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Looks like you’ve got the basics covered, Jeffrey!! Thanks for entering 🙂

  303. November 12, 2013

    cheryl

    I usually put on winter tires but mine are all losing air so they need to be replaced

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Oh dear! Sure sounds like they need replacing…sounds like the condition of my summer tires, Cheryl. Thanks for entering!

  304. November 12, 2013

    Jody D

    We check coolant, change the washer fluid and blades.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      All good things to check, Jody. Thanks for another reminder…I really need new blades! Thanks for entering!

  305. November 12, 2013

    Kelley Amos

    Shovel and traction guards

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Traction guards? Never heard of them Kelley! Going to have to Google that. Thanks for entering!

  306. November 12, 2013

    julie g

    I know this is really bad but I just throw a sleeping bag, water and some Larabars in the back of the car. However, my daughter got her first car and we are making her get snow tires. She’s getting them put on tomorrow morning. I guess I want her to be safe….Not sure why we don’t expect the same for ourselves. You’re blog post was very interesting. Since we drive her car sometimes, I’m anxious to try them out and see the difference. I’m assuming we’ll also want them on our Honda.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Tsk tsk Mom! Can you see me waving my finger at you? lol Well that is awesome that you got your daughter to put them on…but I bet she’d want you to have them too. Definitely try driving your daughter’s car when she gets her tires. I couldn’t get over the difference the first time I tried real snow tires. Thanks for entering, Julie!

  307. November 12, 2013

    Cindy B.

    I make sure my wiper fluid is full and I have a window scraper in my trunk.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      You sure can’t go far without either of those in winter, Cindy 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  308. November 12, 2013

    Justin

    I dont do anything..

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Well that’s honest, Justin 🙂 Maybe you feel you can think your way through any emergency? I know I can’t. I have to be prepared. Thanks for entering!

  309. November 12, 2013

    jan

    I always put on my snow tires by mid-November.Also keep a blanket,candle,matches mittens,and hat in my car (back seat-not the trunk)there is a shovel and traction aids in the trunk.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      You definitely sound prepared, Jan. I like how you keep things in the back seat. That keeps everything within easy reach. Thanks for entering!

  310. November 12, 2013

    Terry

    My husband does all the tire shopping. He makes sure I have the right tires for the right season.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Sounds like you have a wonderful hubby, Terry! Thanks for entering 🙂

  311. November 12, 2013

    angel

    We store blankets, snow shovel and snow brush, first aid kit, jumper cables, emergency blanket and of course winter tires. We are well prepared for the winter season, it’s everybody else that I worry about as our car got wrote off a couple of years ago due to the other driver having almost bald tires.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      You make such a good point, angel. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how prepared we are…sometimes it comes down to the unprepared, careless driver in front of you or behind you. Thanks for entering!

  312. November 12, 2013

    magda s

    get a shovel ready

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      You’re lucky if that’s all you need to get your car ready for winter, Magda 🙂 I wish! Thanks for entering!

  313. November 12, 2013

    Lawrence

    Snow scraper, snow brush, and an extra set of gloves!

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      I like the idea of an extra set of gloves, Lawrence. You can never have too many when you are stranded in winter! Thanks for entering!

  314. November 12, 2013

    Darwin

    We pack chains in the trunk and update our emergency pack with a shovel and extra blankets.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      I’m such a newbie when it comes to the chains idea, Darwin. I wouldn’t even know what to do with them. You sure sound prepared though 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  315. November 12, 2013

    angela m

    Winter tires,
    scraper,blanket in the car
    washer fluid

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Love the list, Angela…makes things look so organized 🙂 Bet you are an organized person at home. Thanks for entering!

  316. November 12, 2013

    Amanda

    My husband usually takes care of all that stuff. But I would love to win these for him! 🙂

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Love this, Amanda!! So sweet…your hubby helps you so you want to get tires for him 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  317. November 11, 2013

    stacey dempsey

    I get a tune up and put winter tires on

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Glad to hear you put winter tires on, Stacey!! Thanks for entering 🙂

  318. November 11, 2013

    Patrick Miller

    Have the winter tires on, change the wiper blades, check the antifreeze

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Glad to hear you have the winter tires on, Patrick 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  319. November 11, 2013

    Pamalot

    we usually take it in to get checked out and I change the floor mats.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Floor mats! That’s what I need to do, Pamalot! Glad you mentioned it. Thanks for entering!

  320. November 11, 2013

    409cope

    We have winter tires put on and put winter windshield wiper fluid in. We pack our trunk with a blanket, flashlight travel shovel and granola bars.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      I’ve got to add a flashlight and some granola bars to my car…great ideas. Thanks for entering, 409cope!

  321. November 11, 2013

    Robert Wise

    snow tires & scraper

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Two of the most important things, Robert 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  322. November 11, 2013

    Nathan

    I pray every morning that the guy behind will have snow tires as well.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Such a good point, Nathan!! Just because we can stop our car…doesn’t mean the person behind us without snow tires can. Thanks for entering!

  323. November 11, 2013

    Denis S

    I guess I’m pretty bad at preparing for winter. All I really do is check the tire tread depth. Everything like the ice scraper, emergency stuff, windshield fluid, etc are there all year round anyways.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Great idea to check the depth of your treads, Denis. I wouldn’t say you are bad though…you are prepared all year round 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  324. November 11, 2013

    lisa bolduc

    I don’t, I have all season tires but I really want winter tires

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Yes, if you can swing it, get snow tires, Lisa. So much better, IMO. Thanks for entering!

  325. November 11, 2013

    dougo13

    When I had a car I used to do a complete maintenace overhaul including rotating tires, changing fluids, checking the battery, checking the electrical system for faults, etc. Also made sure I had jumper cables, battery charger and tire pump with me. Saved a few people besides myself from sitting stranded in a cold dead car in the middle of winter…

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Wow dougo13! Good for you! That’s great that you were able to help others. You were very well equipped in winter! Those were lucky people to have had you come along to help out. Thanks for entering!

  326. November 11, 2013

    Suky

    the ice scraper and snow shovel

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      I’m seeing lots of comments for snow shovels. I’m thinking I should be putting one back in my car 🙂 Thanks for entering, Suky!

  327. November 11, 2013

    cruiser

    oil change, and load it up with the shovel, ice scraper, blanket and more.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Yes, you definitely need all that good stuff, Cruiser…or you could just spend your winter, cruising, lol. Thanks for entering!

  328. November 11, 2013

    Logan

    new wipers, tires, windshield fluid top up grab the scraper andim ready to go

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Sure sounds like you are all set, Logan 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  329. November 11, 2013

    Terri

    Snow scraper and extra winter gear!!

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      I like the idea of the extra winter gear 🙂 Thanks for entering, Terri!

  330. November 11, 2013

    Eva Lu

    Make sure to put the ice scraper and snow shovel

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Both things are very important, Eva! Thanks for entering 🙂

  331. November 11, 2013

    Clvn8

    Windshield washer fluid top up, snow brush in backseat

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Definitely keep that snow brush in the back seat. Lol..I used to keep mine in the trunk..how useless. I’d have to clean off the trunk first with my mitts to get inside to get the brush! Thanks for entering, Clvn8!

  332. November 11, 2013

    Maria Medeiros

    Hubby takes care of all the things. He got plastic mats, wiper blade fluid, scraper, emergency kit and this would be perfect!

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Hubby sounds great, and well prepared, Maria! Thanks for entering!

  333. November 11, 2013

    Jonnie

    We get our winter tires put on, put our winter kit in the trunk (snow brush, shovel, blanket, battery booster, windshield wash and road salt) and my husband changes the oil and tops up the fluids.

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      You are your hubby sound like you make a good team, Jonnie 🙂 I like your idea of keeping some road salt in the car. I could use that for the times I pull in and find my driveway is iced up! Thanks for entering!

  334. November 11, 2013

    Debbie Bashford

    oil chance, fluid checks and top ups, winter safety kit is in the trunk

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Sounds like you are all ready for winter, Debbie! Great to see you here 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  335. November 11, 2013

    Cooper Lu

    I just need to drive with caution, before I can get a set of new winter tire

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Definitely use extra caution if you don’t have winter tires, Cooper…and stay safe!! Thanks for entering 🙂

  336. November 11, 2013

    grace chen

    I will put shovel inside my car

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      I used to keep a collapsible shovel in my car but eventually took it out. I often wonder if I should still be keeping it in there. Thanks for entering, Grace!!

  337. November 11, 2013

    tracey lynne

    oil spray
    oil change
    snow tires installed
    vital fluids check

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Love how you did this in a list, Tracey Lynne!! Thanks for entering!

  338. November 11, 2013

    Jo-Anne Pfoh

    I am not a winter fan so I mostly hide in the house during winter. I have the car tuned up, tire jack, tire pump, small shovel, blanket, in the trunk, granola bars (son is diabetic) in the glove compartment with a flashlight and a small container of kitty litter… If you get stuck sprinkle kitty litter on the ice or snow and poof you are free. 🙂

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      Great stuff! Your car is stocked, Jo-Anne! Great idea to keep the snack for your son – that could be a lifesaver in an emergency. Love your tip about the kitty litter. You are the second person I’ve seen mention this. I never would have thought of it. Thanks for entering!

  339. November 11, 2013

    Henry C

    I change my wiper blades and windshield wiper fluid, throw in a snow scraper and shovel, and away I go !

    • November 12, 2013

      Sandy

      You make it sound so easy, Henry! It never seems that easy when I do it, lol. Thanks for entering!

  340. November 11, 2013

    Diana Corlett

    Tires, shovel, winter emergency gear, tuneup

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Looks like you’ve got all the important stuff covered, Diana! Thanks for entering 🙂

  341. November 11, 2013

    Graham

    I get my car ready for the winter by packing the trunk with kitty litter, a shovel, a sleeping bag, a flashlight and rope.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Graham! What a great idea! Kitty litter. I never would have thought of that. Thanks for entering 🙂

  342. November 11, 2013

    SUMMER PLEWES

    OIL change, snow tires and new fluid in the windshield

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Hi Summer! Another person who gets an oil change before winter. I just did too…although only because it was time. This thread has helped me realize that it’s a good thing to do even if it’s not “time” for an oil change. Thanks for entering!

  343. November 11, 2013

    Gillian Morgan

    I bring my car to Bartletts and they take care of everything for winter.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Bartlett’s sounds like a nice family-owned business that takes care of you, Gillian. Is it? Thanks for entering!

  344. November 11, 2013

    Colleen C

    I switch over the winter windsheild washing fluid, add the snow scraper and if it is cold enough, I plug in the block heater.

    I just added Sailun tires to my car about a month ago – All Season Radials – I am thrilled with how well they are performing…so I really have my fingers crossed for this contest. I would like to try them on our other vehicle as well!

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Ooooh Colleen! That is SO great to read that you have Sailun tires and that you are thrilled with how they are performing. I’m like you…but in the opposite way. Now I want to get summer tires from Sailun once I can take my winter tires off in the spring. Thanks for entering!

  345. November 11, 2013

    Robert

    need winter tires

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Well then you came to the right place, Robert 🙂 What do you do to prepare your car for winter?

  346. November 11, 2013

    Paul

    With a young child, having good winter tires is a must. I have winter tires, but I don’t know they qualify as good.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      So true…winter tires are especially important if your cargo includes your precious little ones, Paul. My thoughts? Any winter tire has to be better than none at all. Sounds like it may be time to update those tires though? Thanks for entering!

  347. November 11, 2013

    Jennifer L.

    I get my snow tires put on and take my car in for maintenance work.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Winter tires…and maintenance. Good idea to get both done, Jennifer! Thanks for entering 🙂

  348. November 11, 2013

    Roxy m

    I need to win cos I have no winter tires yet

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Oh oh, Roxy…that’s not a good thing. Thanks for entering!

  349. November 11, 2013

    Patrick Beliveau

    I winterize by making sure everything is topped up, tightened. New wiper blades, winter tires and new batteries for the car starter for those extra cold days.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Oh I like that, Patrick, thinking of the car starter. Such a great thing to have in winter! Wish I had one of those. Thanks for entering!

  350. November 11, 2013

    Diana Voll

    Winterizing is a must as we do alot of travelling in Alberta cold weather is rough.

  351. November 11, 2013

    Lori Jackson

    snow tires, put a jug of washer fluid in and we put new wiper blades on.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      All good stuff to make sure we have done before winter, Lori 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  352. November 11, 2013

    ashley

    I make sure that all fluids are topped up and clean out the inside; make sure my winter tires are good for another winter!

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Sounds like you are well-prepared, Ashley. Fluids topped up is a definitely priority! Thanks for entering!

  353. November 11, 2013

    journeysofthezoo

    We always clean out the inside of the van. I’m not a fan of winter but I tell you I can’t wait for it to come for this reason alone 🙂

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      LOL Sarah!! Yes, the approaching winter is always a good excuse to get the car cleaned out. I was early this year…I actually did that back in September 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  354. November 11, 2013

    michelle tremblett

    We switch our tires, antifreeze & windshield washer, I also spray the lining of the doors with silicone spray to help prevent the doors freezing shut. yucky winter !! ….. although, you cant have Christmas without winter woot woot 🙂

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Love your enthusiasm, Michelle! Look on the positive side of winter, eh? I like that! Wow…silicone spray – good idea! I never thought to do that. Thanks for entering!

  355. November 11, 2013

    Colleen

    Oil Change, keep a spare tire, make sure I have lots of cold weather washer fluids on hand, have a good ice/snow scraper brush is a must and changing my wiper blades is going to be a good start for me!

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      You just reminded me, Colleen…I really need to change my wipers for winter. They suck! Thanks for entering 🙂

  356. November 11, 2013

    carissa smith

    I make sure I have chains in the back of my car, an ice scraper in the glove compartment, but that’s about all I do. Would love winter tires!

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Chains! Yes…great idea. Sounds like you have yourself prepared, Carissa…except for the snow tires. Thanks for entering!

  357. November 11, 2013

    Tanya S

    Fill up washer fluid and change tires

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Washer fluid is a must in winter! It’s awful when you run out of it…at the worst possible time on wet, mushy roads. Thanks for entering, Tanya!

  358. November 11, 2013

    Amanda B

    Nothing really. My hubby sometimes does a oil change.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Well hopefully hubby has you all winter-ready, Amanda 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  359. November 11, 2013

    Tammy Harrison

    Snow tires, antifreeze check up, maybe a tune up and of course and oil change 🙂

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      All good and important things, Tammy! Good idea to get an oil change done before winter also 🙂 I just had mine done. Thanks for entering!

  360. November 11, 2013

    Debra Philpott-Arscott

    Oil change,new filter,adjust tire pressure,put in winter windshield washer,top up coolant,blankie and first aid kit.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      All good things, Debra. Love how you mention the first-aid kit. Very important to have one of these in your car. Thanks for entering!

  361. November 11, 2013

    Colleen

    I am looking for new tires right now, then check and change fluids, emergency kit for the winter driving in case you get caught in a snow storm somewhere.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Be sure to check out a Saliun Tires dealer in your area, Colleen! They are excellent quality tires that are easier on the wallet than many winter tires 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  362. November 11, 2013

    adriana

    of course snow tires, but i live in the mountains so also chains and 4 x4 maintainance

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Wow…can’t imagine what it must be like to drive in the mountains in winter, Adriana! I can see why you need chains! Thanks for entering 🙂

  363. November 11, 2013

    Jennifer Extence

    New car and no winter tires……. yet!

    Up until I met my boyfriend – I didn’t even know you had to get your oil changed (seriously….)
    I had my car for 3 years without changing it…

    Now I have a new car (not because of the lack of oil changes) and a boyfriend who has educated me haha. Oil changes, regular maintenance, undercoating for the winter weather and winter tires!
    I am severely accident prone, not unlike a certain member of my family so an emergency kit holds a permanent place in my trunk!

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      It took me about 5 minutes to recover after reading your comment, Jennifer!! That literally made me laugh out loud!! I’m very accident prone but, after reading this, I do believe you beat me in that department. Get some Sailun Ice Blazer winter tires on your car NOW, girl!! Sounds like you need them big time!! Stay safe!! Thanks for entering 🙂

  364. November 11, 2013

    melissa

    usually hubby does a tune up and this year we got winter tires

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Glad to here you are already prepared with winter tires, Melissa! Thanks for entering 🙂

  365. November 11, 2013

    Chantal

    I have an emergency kit in my car, blankets, salt and shovel. Currently trying to save up for winter tires. But it’s already snowing here.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Sounds like you are well-prepared for winter travel, Chantal…except for the snow tires. Seems many are in the same boat – it’s a struggle to be able to afford winter tires. Be sure to check out Sailun Ice Blazer winter tires if you do end up shopping for tires (you’ll find them a little easier on the budget 🙂 ) Thanks for entering!

  366. November 11, 2013

    Julie G.

    We switch the tires on the one vehicle, but have yet to purchase winter tires for the other one. Would love to win this set!

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Well I’m very glad to hear you have at least one car equipped with snow tires, Julie 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  367. November 11, 2013

    Glady

    I go for my regular maintenance checks-oil, tire pressure, etc., keep the snow brush in the car and make sure the emergency kit is stocked up.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Oh great reminder, Glady! Can’t tell you how many times the first snow fall happens and I haven’t put the brush in my car yet. Thanks for entering!

  368. November 11, 2013

    Viv

    I really don’t do anything to get my vehicle ready but my husband changes the windshield washer to some other type, puts winter (or all-season….not sure) tires on and changes the emergency kit in the van (swaps out sunscreen for gloves, salt etc) .

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Sounds like hubby takes good care of you Viv 🙂 Thanks for entering!!

  369. November 11, 2013

    Jody

    I am getting my first set of winter tires installed this week!!!

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Oh awesome, Jody! Glad to hear you will be riding on snow tires soon! Thanks for entering!

  370. November 11, 2013

    Holly Wright

    Put on snow tires

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      That’s really number one, Holly 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  371. November 11, 2013

    Nicole

    Snow tires put on, general maintenance including oil change (winter oil has a different viscosity than spring/summer). Bug out bag in the back hatch (extra sweater, gloves, hat, water, some nuts to eat, warm up packs).

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Oh I like your style, Nicole!! Love the prepared bag you have. All great ideas! Love your tip about the oil as well – very true, and one not many people probably realize. Thanks for entering!

  372. November 11, 2013

    Manduh

    We rust proof and switch our tires, but we just got a new(er) car and our old tires don’t fit it, so winning a new set would be awesome!
    Thanks for the contest!

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Hi Manduh! Oh boy…that sounds familiar! When I got my parent’s car given to me, the first thing I checked was if my old snow tires fit…and they didn’t 🙁 Thanks for entering!

  373. November 11, 2013

    Kim

    wow what a great give-away and also a great read….I now know I need snow tires:)

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Thanks Kim…..so glad you found the post helpful. I was completely shocked after my experience on that winter road. I really thought all-season tires were so much better on snow. The difference is like night and day – you can feel it the minute you slip behind the wheels of a car equipped with snow tires. Thanks for entering!

  374. November 11, 2013

    Andrea Amy

    would love to put on winter tires, but unfortunately we don’t have the money to buy any, but I know my husband has already switched the fluids.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Even if you cannot afford to put winter tires on, Andrea Amy, at least your hubby is getting your car ready for winter in other ways. Stay safe this winter…and hope you can stay off the roads when it’s nasty out. That’s my motto no matter if you have snow tires or not. Stay off the road when it’s nasty out. Thanks for entering!

  375. November 11, 2013

    Catherine K (@cathyincanada)

    I take the car in for its oil change and look-over by the mechanics. Then rush like mad to raise the funds to get my not-on-rims snow tires put onto my car before the snow starts to fall.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      That sounds like me (usually), Catherine! I’m rimless too….I may buy some next year. I sort of hate taking them on and off rims each season. Cha-ching though…it just adds to the expense. Thanks for entering!

  376. November 11, 2013

    gail mackinnon

    winter tires installed for sure

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Oh good, Gail! Glad to hear that! Thanks for entering 🙂

  377. November 11, 2013

    doreen lamoureux

    Definitely tires… which still needs to be done, blanket, flashlight, sand and shovel.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Wow…have never thought of carrying sand, but that’s a good idea, Doreen. The shovel is a great idea too. Thanks for entering!

  378. November 11, 2013

    ameirah t

    visit the garage & get those winter tires, pack with winter emergency kit

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Another one who includes an emergency kit in their car. I like that idea a lot, Ameirah. Thanks for entering!

  379. November 11, 2013

    Lisa Neutel

    Snow tires and oil change before the snow flies ..also to
    Up all my fluids

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Yes, all good stuff, Lisa! I always try to remember my fluids – after being caught on messy roads and finding out that I’ve run out of washer fluid! Thanks for entering!

  380. November 11, 2013

    Darrah Bailey

    Winter tires usually, get a tune up and make sure my roadside gear is in the trunk just incase

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Great idea to take stock of what’s already in the car and what you need to put in there before winter. Thanks for entering, Darrah!!

  381. November 11, 2013

    Bailey-Eileen Dexter-Parr

    I have the snow brush in backseat,scraper in the glove compartment, emg kit in the trunk along with extra clothing and food and not to mention that it goes in for a winter maintenance at the garage when I get the winter tires put on!

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Extra clothing and food! I love how prepared you are, Bailey-Eileen! So awesome! Thanks for entering!

  382. November 11, 2013

    Dream24

    Just ordered my new winter tires, hoping to have it installed this week. Need to pickup an emergency kit sometime. These tires would be awesome for my mom who does a lot of driving.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      I love how you’ve entered on behalf of Mom, Dream24. Such a great daughter you are 🙂 Thanks for entering!

      • November 15, 2013

        Dream24

        she has done a lot for us so I think this would be a wonderful surprise 🙂 Got my fingers crossed Sandy!

  383. November 11, 2013

    Nell C.

    I make sure to have my emergency kit stocked up and my CAA card in a handy place; in the event of an emergency its good to be prepared!

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      So true, Nell! That’s a great reminder – be sure to have your CAA card! That has come in handy for me a few times, I’ll tell you. Thanks for entering!

  384. November 11, 2013

    Karen C Hill

    Studded winter tires go on (just did it last weekend!) And we put an “emergency kit” into the car because you never know! Blankets, traction sand, folding shovel, flashlights, gloves and snack foods incase we’re stuck with the little guy

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Whoa! I’d sure feel safe travelling in your car, Karen! Love it! Talk about prepared 🙂 Thanks for entering!

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Yes, I bet, Richard. They are pretty much a “must” for our Canadian winters. How do you prepare your car for winter?

  385. November 11, 2013

    lisa rumolo

    i get snow tires put on, oil change, and a jug of windshield fluid in the trunk.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Check, check and check! Looks like you have a great start to being prepared for winter, Lisa! Thanks for entering 🙂

  386. November 11, 2013

    Bonny Dixon MacIsaac

    I always have an emergency kit in the vehicle, shovel, and a sleeping bag (just incase). I do take it to the garage in late Fall to get all the fluids checked, winter tires on etc.. Make sure everything is good to go.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Hi Bonny! That’s a great idea to have a sleeping bag in the car. Mine would keep me so toasty warm if I had car troubles in winter. Thanks for entering!

  387. November 11, 2013

    Jenn

    What an amazing giveaway! Our old snow tires bit the dust last year, and new ones are not in the budget right now…but your post has me a bit scared…I was hoping to get away with my new all-seasons this year, but I KNOW that’s not the best option!

    Thanks for the chance!

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      Thanks Jenn! I so excited to be part of this giveaway. Winter tires are SO important here in Canada, so I’m happy to be a part of something that will help keep a Canadian family safe this winter 🙂 I totally hear you with the “not in the budget” thought. I always used to say that until I experienced that little accident. Never again will I be without winter tires (even if I have to borrow money to buy them). They really are a necessity. Check for a Sailun dealer near you…you may just be surprised at how economical these tires are. Thanks for entering, Jenn!!

  388. November 11, 2013

    Shannon

    I get my car winter ready by putting the winter tires on and getting a tune up. I also make sure there is a blanket in the trunk…. just in case.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      You make a couple of good points, Shannon. Very important to get a tune up…and put that blanket in the car. You just never know when you may need some extra warmth inside your car in winter. Thanks for entering!

  389. November 11, 2013

    Amy Heffernan

    Winter tires installed 😀

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      One of the best things you can do to get your car “winter-ready”, Amy. Glad to hear you have done that 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  390. November 11, 2013

    Cathy C

    I make sure to keep all my regular maintenance appointments on schedule, ensure that proper tire pressure is maintained and I get my winter emergency kit into the van! I am looking into new winter tires now.

    • November 11, 2013

      Sandy

      You sound so well organized, Cathy! Love the idea of the winter emergency “kit”. Good luck with your winter tire shopping! Be sure to check out Sailun Tires as part of your search – great tires at a great price! Thanks for entering!

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