(Our FIELD REPORTER is standing in front of a car covered in snow, that is parked in a residential driveway. It is snowing. He addresses the camera.)
This… is a Canadian winter. And this… (as he lifts up a snow scraper) …is one way that we deal with it. Before hitting the road, make sure your view is clear and your car is clean.
(Our FIELD REPORTER begins to clean the snow from the windshield. We then see him standing at the back of the car. He opens trunk. In the trunk, we see an emergency kit, shovel, and booster cables. He adds the scraper to the tools.)
You never know what might happen—or what you might need—so it’s a good idea to always be prepared. Always keep an emergency kit, like this one, in your trunk.
(Our FIELD REPORTER closes the trunk, then stoops near the left rear tire.)
You get better handling and control when you install winter tires on all four wheels. Oh, and don’t forget to visit your mechanic regularly. A well-tuned car is not only safer, it’s better for the environment and your wallet.
(Our FIELD REPORTER opens the driver’s door and addresses the camera.)
In the winter, fuel consumption can go up by 30 percent. Sure, you need to warm up your car, but avoid unnecessary idling. Most cars only need about 30 seconds for the engine to reach driving temperature, even in extreme cold.
(Our FIELD REPORTER is in the driver’s seat. He opens the window and addresses the camera.)
This winter, keep warm, be prepared, and stay safe.
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