@ All (IJC)
Before heading out, check the weather and traffic for your rout.
Keep an emergency road kit in your car.
Check your tires for proper inflation and for even tread wear. Tires should be rotated
keep traction devices (chains or studded tires). Know how to install these beforehand. Chains should be installed on the drive wheels, while studded tires.
Examine all belts and hoses to make sure there are no cracks or leaks.
Turn on your headlights as soon as you start driving. This allows other drivers to better see you.
Keep a greater-than-normal distance from the vehicle ahead of you to compensate for poor braking conditions.
keep a bag of sand in the back of your vehicle. Not only does this provide better traction while driving, but you also can use it for traction under spinning tires.
Beware of carbon monoxide poisoning. Keep the exhaust pipe clear of snow.
And ofcourse some food, water, stove coffee warm blankets, and extra clothing:d