Winter driving in Canada can be a nightmare if your car isn’t properly equipped. White-out conditions during heavy snow can make it downright impossible to see two feet in front of you. Even on a relatively clear night, those wet roads from melting snow cast reflections that make the road darker than usual. Bottom line, without good headlights, you’re driving blind.
The first time I drove at night, it took me an entire hour to go ten minutes away! It was a dark and snowy night. Sound like the beginning of a horror movie? To me, it was! Trust me, I was terrified! My headlights were far from appropriate.
Prepping your vehicle for harsh winters is a must here in Canada. There’s no way around it. That time is coming fast, my friends! I took my first big step by installing SYLVANIA’s SilverStar® ULTRA headlights.
See What’s Ahead with SYLVANIA’s SilverStar® ULTRA headlights
I love the SYLVANIA’s SilverStar® ULTRA headlights! I can see so much better. My street only has one small dim light. Look at how my SYLVANIA’s SilverStar® ULTRA headlights lights up the road!
SYLVANIA’s SilverStar® ULTRA headlights are “Plug and Play” orientation, which means they’re no harder to install than standard halogen lightbulbs.
Here’s a neat fact about the SYLVANIA’s SilverStar® ULTRA headlights: they have a colour temperature of 4100K, which is about the same as natural noon daylight! That means they really illuminate the road, even in the scariest Canada winter conditions. To give you an idea of how they work, I took a “before” and “after” picture of my garage door. This is before my SYLVANIA’s SilverStar® ULTRA headlights:
As you can see, they illuminate a thin strip of my garage, and not very brightly at that. Now check out my “after” picture:
Go ahead and play “spot the differences,” I’ll wait! Seriously, in the first picture, you can’t even see the bottom of the garage, let alone all the leaves on the ground.
Winter driving tips
Along with installing SYLVANIA’s SilverStar® ULTRA headlights, we have a couple more winter driving tips for you, courtesy of SYLVANIA.
- Don’t skimp on winter tires, they give you more stability and control when breaking in harsh conditions.
- Keep your gas tank at least half-full to add a bit of weight and traction when driving on slippery roads.
- Stay alert and avoid distractions. While you should NEVER talk on your cell or text when driving, it is especially dangerous in the winter.
Keep your family safe this winter by prepping your vehicle and using good driving habits. Visit SYLVANIA to find out how you can see better this winter. Follow SYLVANIA on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with news and great driving tips.
This post is brought to you by SYLVANIA Canada. All opinions are mine.