Toyota Winter Driving Tips & Giveaway

Comments 248 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouverites don’t normally have to contend with weeks on end of snowy, slushy, slippery streets like the rest of the country, however we could definitely use an education in winter road safety all the same. Last month Toyota Canada hosted a winter driving workshop at the Richmond Olympic Oval and offered up a few driving tips for locals:

  • Tires: Check the air pressure since cold weather causes tire pressure to decrease and that can affect the degree of grip your tires have with the road surface. The condition of tires also is important as worn or damaged tires can hamper your driving ability. It is best to replace tires before the tread depth is the regulatory 1.55mm.
  • Winterize: Be sure to check your battery, oil and all fluids, brakes, lights, and engine belts and hoses. What works in warm weather may not work so well when temperatures fall.
  • Plan Ahead: Before heading out check weather and road conditions and ensure you have plenty of time to reach your destination safely. Around here Drive BC is a great resource where you can learn about current road conditions and check out several BC highway webcams. You can also follow @DriveBC on Twitter.
  • Ice & Snow: Be sure to clear off any ice and snow from your vehicle before you hit the road (especially if you just came from the mountain). I’ve been on the freeway when a sheet of snow (2 inches thick and 3 feet wide) has fallen off the roof of the car in front of me. Pretty scary. Also, clear all of your windows and your mirrors to enhance your own lines of sight.
  • Cruise Control: Avoid slipping into auto-pilot as you’ll want to feel the responsiveness of your vehicle yourself.

I think most of all, common sense is paramount. Avoid speeding, tailgating, and follow the regular rules of the road with caution. I was told on my driver’s test that the posted maximum speed is the limit “under ideal conditions” so take your time if you need to. While there’s rain in the city, the Sea to Sky, Highway 1, Coquihalla, and local mountains have already seen their share of severe winter conditions.

To help you out this season, Toyota is offering up a prize pack for one of my readers, valued at $100. It includes: A Toyota Winter Car Kit (including everything from jumper cables and bungee cords to hand warmers), some snacks for the road, and a Starbucks gift card. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a winter driving kit from @ToyotaCanada & @Miss604 #ToyotaWinterWheels http://ow.ly/8jHaK

I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 1:00pm.

Update The winner is Jewel!

248 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. howwonThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 1:57pm PST

    Best blog/contest ever!!!

  2. hoThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 1:58pm PST

    Safety first! πŸ™‚

  3. Jennifer TThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 1:58pm PST

    Would love to win this as our emergency kit has been depleted and/or outdated!

  4. TIm AnsleyThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 2:01pm PST

    Every car should have something like this!

  5. DeidreThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 2:02pm PST

    Great prize – and great blog!

  6. Vince SThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 2:03pm PST

    I agree with Tim, every car should have one of these!

  7. Steve Zussino – Grocery AlertsThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 2:04pm PST

    This is a great contest. Everyone should have this in their car.

  8. BenThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 2:16pm PST

    What a cool program, we’ve always put our winters in our vehicle. We’ve also grumbled and thought “okay…so where’s the snow already?!” Being prepared is definitely reassuring and makes for calmer driving, especially when the conditions do get worse. Timely giveaway as ever Miss 604!!

  9. RubyThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 2:22pm PST

    This is an awesome prize! Something everyone should have in their car.

  10. Ruth HartnupThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 2:24pm PST

    Definitely important to drive more slowly and give everyone plenty of space.

  11. ChristineThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 2:30pm PST

    Great prize!

  12. JewelsThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 2:58pm PST

    i drive an 87 toyota tercel…you’d think i’d already have one of these.

  13. C WilsonThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 3:05pm PST

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  14. C WilsonThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 3:06pm PST

    Tweeted

    https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/Carolineinbc/status/155061941574959104

  15. Michelle BThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 3:12pm PST

    Very useful prize

  16. Michelle BThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 3:12pm PST

    Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/86_angel/status/155063658785939456

  17. DilaraThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 3:37pm PST

    Every car needs an emergency kit, no matter how mild the weather in the area is. Great prize!

  18. luckyThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 3:43pm PST

    thanks for the winter tips!

  19. ShelleyThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 3:52pm PST

    Good tips for winter driving Toyota!

  20. BonsThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 3:53pm PST

    Great prize for my car!

  21. Michelle W.Thursday, January 5th, 2012 — 4:00pm PST

    Bought my very first car yesterday! I NEED this!

  22. TylerThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 4:06pm PST

    Gift cards are always welcome πŸ˜‰

  23. Angela RThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 4:08pm PST

    winterize me

  24. Michael KwanThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 4:09pm PST

    Count me in. πŸ™‚

  25. BrendaThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 4:11pm PST

    Winter is coming

  26. CliffThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 4:11pm PST

    It’s always good to be prepared

  27. LaurenThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 4:15pm PST

    If your car isn’t winter ready (like having no snow tires or bald tires) and it dumps snow, please just stay home if possible!

  28. Judy Bishop – The Travelling Eye photographyThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 4:49pm PST

    OOhh, there’s some excellent tips there, thanks !

  29. John F.Thursday, January 5th, 2012 — 4:50pm PST

    Would love to win this. Thanks for the winter tips.

  30. SheilaThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 4:54pm PST

    great prize!

  31. mariaThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 6:05pm PST

    Would be great for my toyota!

  32. KatieThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 6:15pm PST

    Always good to get reminders on winter road safety

  33. LoriThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 6:27pm PST

    Great winter car kit; great advice. Also, not the time to be talking on cell phones!

  34. VanessaThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 6:40pm PST

    A great prize!

  35. RebeccaThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 6:50pm PST

    I definitely need this!

  36. RoanneThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 6:56pm PST

    Winning!

  37. Jonnie (JB)Thursday, January 5th, 2012 — 7:07pm PST

    Such a useful prize!

  38. CurtisThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 7:46pm PST

    Drive safely folks!

  39. Serena DeboltThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 8:50pm PST

    Great idea to how to teach people the dangers of winter driving – thanks for the giveaway!

  40. Garrett RalstonThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 8:55pm PST

    Good tips, the kit will go well with our Corola!

  41. Albert CThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 8:58pm PST

    Be Safe out there.

  42. vincentThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 9:50pm PST

    this would be very nice lolz

  43. Aaron B.Thursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:01pm PST

    Could definitely get good use of this lol.

  44. A MuellerThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:02pm PST

    Awesome contest!

  45. ChrystaThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:07pm PST

    Very practical.

  46. CeciliaThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:08pm PST

    This is a really cool contest!

  47. LindsayThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:09pm PST

    Hey, I own a Toyota! I’d love the prize pack!

  48. Paul BThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:19pm PST

    Great giveaway!

  49. Cathy VThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:20pm PST

    I need a winter safety car kit!

  50. Teresa KThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:31pm PST

    Wow! How practical! I’d love to win this. It would be perfect for me.

  51. Lori-Vancouver BC AirbnbThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:34pm PST

    Great tips…also don’t forget to travel with a blanket, candle and matches in the winter.

  52. LloydThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:36pm PST

    Good tips!

  53. Darcy- Airbnb SuperhostThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:36pm PST

    Nice prize, thanks for offering it!

  54. ErikaThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:42pm PST

    Jumper cables would be a good idea! And a nice hot starbucks! Good idea toyota!

  55. TomThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:44pm PST

    Pick me! Our Edmonton winters are worse than yours!

  56. TracyThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:47pm PST

    Would love to win this super useful prize πŸ˜€

  57. TroyThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:54pm PST

    Great contest.

  58. williamThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:59pm PST

    Great prize!

  59. FeliciaThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 10:59pm PST

    Good tips for winter driving.

  60. IvanThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 11:20pm PST

    Great contest and prize!

  61. Jenn KThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 11:20pm PST

    Great prize! I really really need to get some jumper cables for my car!!

  62. AmyThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 11:33pm PST

    I Love Toyota!

  63. DonnaThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 11:36pm PST

    great emergency kit

  64. JunahThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 11:38pm PST

    i hope I win.

  65. FishieeeeeThursday, January 5th, 2012 — 11:59pm PST

    Great blog

  66. KevkevsFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 12:32am PST

    Would love to give to my father for his Toyota Corolla!

  67. LilleaFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 12:54am PST

    Great to have a chance to win a truly practical prize!

  68. LilleaFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 12:54am PST

    tweet

    https://twitter.com/#!/LilleaBrionn/status/155210641500684288

  69. MichelleFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 7:26am PST

    In addition to safety items, I always keep a bit of packaged food in my car for emergencies.

  70. pamr.Friday, January 6th, 2012 — 7:29am PST

    Could definitely use this; we don’t have an emergency car kit

  71. ChristineBFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 8:22am PST

    This kit is a great idea and necessary for winter driving.

  72. CarolFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 8:23am PST

    An emergency kit for the car and a snack…..great contest!

  73. DarylFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 8:27am PST

    emergency kit for the car perfect!

  74. Jen MaddoxFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 8:33am PST

    Great giveaway.

  75. SUMMER PLEWESFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 8:34am PST

    would love to be entered.

  76. VesperFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 8:39am PST

    love this as my husband doesn’t have an emergency kit in his car

  77. bucks14Friday, January 6th, 2012 — 8:44am PST

    Entered

  78. JanFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 9:14am PST

    Thanks for the contests

  79. ManuelFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 9:15am PST

    I love to be prepared for any situation!

  80. KristenFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 10:02am PST

    We are buying our first car in a couple of weeks – would love to win!

  81. KristenFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 10:02am PST

    https://twitter.com/#!/aslancat/status/155348077216149504

    Tweeted

  82. rinoFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 10:45am PST

    What a prize!

  83. taniaFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 10:45am PST

    Thanks Rebecca!

  84. Gladys TsangFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 10:53am PST

    Great little driving survival kit!

  85. JaredFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 11:14am PST

    I own a Toyota if that makes any difference lol (an Echo and it’s been fabulous-no problems whatsoever!)

  86. JuliaFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 11:15am PST

    Gotta love Toyota!

  87. BelindaFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 11:17am PST

    Lovely prize

  88. BrandyFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 12:04pm PST

    Yay! Winter stuff!

  89. lindawwwwFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 12:08pm PST

    I don’t have a winter kit for my car and would love to win this prize.

  90. AndreaFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 12:20pm PST

    I loved my Toyota Echo!

  91. MarinaFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 12:22pm PST

    Safety first!! And then coffee.

  92. MuckymooFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 1:02pm PST

    We have had a wet winter so far but you never know when it might snow so it is good to be prepared.

  93. JosieFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 1:06pm PST

    Great contest! Thanks for the opportunity!

  94. JennyFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 1:32pm PST

    Great prize! It would be very useful!

  95. SanazFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 2:04pm PST

    This is a very useful prize, would love to win it!

  96. tennilleFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 2:06pm PST

    I hate winter driving!!! great prize

  97. Debbie FFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 2:14pm PST

    Every car should be equipped with a winter kit

  98. 365_CPFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 2:28pm PST

    Purchase winter tires and drive safe out there

  99. contestbFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 2:30pm PST

    Keep emergency equipment in the trunk during the winter season (blanket, flashlight, etc).

  100. super_hpFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 2:32pm PST

    Cool contest!

  101. MrDiscoFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 2:35pm PST

    Good luck

  102. JessicaFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 3:05pm PST

    Great prize!!

  103. CarlaFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 3:11pm PST

    What a great prize! The Starbucks gift card is just icing on the cake!

  104. Elizabeth SFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 4:16pm PST

    What a great prize idea! Everyone should have the essentials in their car especially during cold winters.

  105. Emilia TurnerFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 4:17pm PST

    Tire pressure is very important, especiaaly with our dark wet roads in winter.

  106. CyndiFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 7:26pm PST

    A Winter Car Care Kit with a Starbucks card, you can’t beat that!

  107. GaryFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 7:28pm PST

    I could definitely use this – the jumper cables I have in my car are a little rusty and frankly I’m afraid to use them!

  108. AnnieFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 7:59pm PST

    great contest! keep safe and keep warm!

  109. JenniferFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 8:17pm PST

    Great contest, and a very useful prize! Thanks!

  110. JenniferFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 8:18pm PST

    https://twitter.com/#!/pockets_blog/status/155503550082990082

    tweeted it

  111. NicoleFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 10:00pm PST

    With a new baby on the way I should really look into getting a safety kit for the car!

  112. AlexSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 1:10am PST

    Awesome prize!

  113. Huguette EnglishSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 2:28am PST

    Great prize, something we’d need, thanks for the chance!
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/henglish/status/155596296416276480

  114. Debbie BSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 3:23am PST

    this is a must have for driving would love to have it in my car

  115. lauraSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 6:09am PST

    great prize
    and I tweeted too
    https://twitter.com/#!/garfan11/status/155651934202761216

  116. Colleen CSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 8:38am PST

    My kit is old, I would love to win this!

  117. NoraSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 9:46am PST

    This would be great for my sister’s car!

  118. JamesSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 10:07am PST

    Great prize

  119. Caroline M.Saturday, January 7th, 2012 — 10:37am PST

    great prize once again, please enter me.

  120. Caroline M.Saturday, January 7th, 2012 — 10:38am PST

    twitted

    https://twitter.com/#!/cotec007/status/155719646417399808

  121. Anne-Marie TveteSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 11:01am PST

    Great tips ! Thanks for the giveaway also.

  122. Anne-Marie TveteSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 11:01am PST

    tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/amt946/status/155725181032202242

  123. StephanieSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 11:09am PST

    Like to be prepared for whatever adventures I go on.

  124. mickey53Saturday, January 7th, 2012 — 11:16am PST

    Good to be prepared for winter situations.

  125. RickSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 12:34pm PST

    Not so wintery in Toronto yet.

    https://twitter.com/#!/ReallyLuckyDog/status/155749158878326784

  126. SherrySaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 12:35pm PST

    Yet another great contest. I had a bunch of stuff stolen from my car including my jumper cables so would love to win this.

  127. andreaSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 12:58pm PST

    great prize! thanks!

  128. Deb PhilipponSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 1:38pm PST

    Great contest. The Richmond Oval is a gorgeous venue.

  129. SueSueperSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 1:46pm PST

    This kit is very helpful now that winter is upon us.. Brrrrr. πŸ™‚

  130. SueSueperSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 1:47pm PST

    Here’s my tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/SueSueper/status/155767383989039105

  131. SimonSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 2:43pm PST

    My parents would love this kit for their Camry!

  132. SimonSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 2:43pm PST

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/choonkitng/status/155780986188206080

  133. Amy N.Saturday, January 7th, 2012 — 2:44pm PST

    Thanks for the great contest Miss604 and Toyota

  134. Amy N.Saturday, January 7th, 2012 — 2:46pm PST

    https://twitter.com/#!/ameecq/status/155780988348276736

  135. Hari DSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 2:47pm PST

    great winter driving tips

  136. Hari DSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 2:48pm PST

    https://twitter.com/#!/emilovadragneva/status/155780983537418240

  137. MikeSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 2:48pm PST

    Need emergency car supplies.

  138. Deanna BarkleySaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 2:51pm PST

    The best hint for winter driving is drive to the conditions. Slow down. This is a great prize.

  139. TalexSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 3:03pm PST

    https://twitter.com/#!/Teralex4/status/155786527971094528

  140. Katie SSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 3:29pm PST

    Yay Toyota! I love my Echo, and am happy to hear about such workshops!

  141. E. TangSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 3:36pm PST

    Great contest!

  142. Aliya D.Saturday, January 7th, 2012 — 5:13pm PST

    I agree the common sense is of the utmost importance; too many people do really dumb things while driving in the winter. Thanks!

  143. SophiaSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 6:12pm PST

    This would make a great start to a winter driving kit for my car!

  144. Cindy KSSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 6:51pm PST

    My “new” used Toyota could use this as I haven’t had time to get it myself!

  145. Anne TaylorSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 7:35pm PST

    My Toyota would be very happy to win this! πŸ˜‰

    thanks

  146. Anne TaylorSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 7:35pm PST

    https://twitter.com/#!/greeeneyedwhwom/status/155854650829049857

  147. Sarah CSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 10:00pm PST

    Our corolla is in need of some winter stuff.

  148. jamesSaturday, January 7th, 2012 — 10:54pm PST

    great prize, thanks for the chance

  149. ElaineSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 1:29am PST

    This will be perfect in my trunk and definitely come in handy.

  150. loriSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 2:01am PST

    something every car owner should have

  151. deanSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 2:02am PST

    nice kit

  152. johnSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 2:02am PST

    looks like a good kit

  153. shirleySunday, January 8th, 2012 — 2:03am PST

    love to have one for my car

  154. nancySunday, January 8th, 2012 — 2:04am PST

    It would give a peace of mind to have one of these in the van

  155. Deb CSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 2:25am PST

    Great giveaway! Would love to win this as I have two new drivers driving my Toyota Echo around ~ good luck everyone πŸ™‚

  156. Jeannie SmythSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 3:52am PST

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  157. Jeannie SmythSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 3:53am PST

    Tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/#!/jasmyth10/status/155979424880267264

  158. Aubrey YoungSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 6:02am PST

    Very nice prize.

  159. Anne DerkatSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 6:55am PST

    It’s only common sense to carry something like this in your car. Nice Prize.

  160. brian chamberlinSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 9:38am PST

    would be great for my mom

  161. Ken KowalskiSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 10:19am PST

    timely prize.

  162. MarshaSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 11:40am PST

    Great prize.

  163. Tooth FairySunday, January 8th, 2012 — 12:34pm PST

    Great tips + ideas for safety checklist! Thanks for the chance to win kit.

  164. Tooth FairySunday, January 8th, 2012 — 12:34pm PST

    https://twitter.com/#!/toothfairycyber/status/156111189699604482
    tweet

  165. AudieSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 3:19pm PST

    I own a toyota camry but am lacking this kit. Would love to win.

  166. PatrickSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 3:31pm PST

    This will be very useful in Kamloops!

  167. kahhleeSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 4:02pm PST

    Crossing my fingers for my road test..

  168. sean pynaertSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 4:03pm PST

    please enter me – my mom owns a toyota!

  169. Sandra SchultzSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 4:42pm PST

    This is the best prize for a Canadian winter driver – let’s face it – it’s always when you least expect it, that you get stuck somewhere! I was once, and a good samaritan helped me while my kids kept warm in the van. I love friendly Canadians!

    (And who can turn down Starbucks on a cold winter day?)

  170. Julie PalmeseSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 4:56pm PST

    What a helpful, thoughtful prize.

  171. AndrewSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 5:16pm PST

    great tips for Winter driving!

  172. Corinna MulliganSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 6:04pm PST

    Winter safety is a must! Thank you. πŸ™‚

  173. Stephanie CSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 6:14pm PST

    Safety first! = )

  174. Amy MSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 7:29pm PST

    Winter travel kits with emergency supplies are so important to carry in your car during our Canadian winters. They certainly give you peace of mind!

  175. Amy MSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 7:30pm PST

    Tweet~ http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/156216155160313856

  176. Amy CSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 9:43pm PST

    I could use a Winter Car Kit. Thanks for the winter driving tips.

  177. Amy CSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 9:45pm PST

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/Butterfly_012/status/156249907324395520

  178. RebbySunday, January 8th, 2012 — 9:57pm PST

    Great idea to be prepared for winter driving! I think most Canadians could really use a kit like this!

  179. RebbySunday, January 8th, 2012 — 9:58pm PST

    I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/#!/RebTheCatSitter/status/156253503755534336

  180. Lisa KHSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 10:31pm PST

    A winter driving kit would come in very handy for me. I’m always nervous about things going wrong with my car when I travel long distances in the cold.

  181. Lisa KHSunday, January 8th, 2012 — 10:33pm PST

    tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/LisaJLKHansen/status/156262033464111104

  182. stacey dempseyMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 2:56am PST

    THE TIRE PRESSURE IS A GREAT TIP not everyone knows that, i didnt until a few years ago

  183. stacey dempseyMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 2:56am PST

    i tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/roswello/status/156328483310669825

  184. ginette4Monday, January 9th, 2012 — 4:10am PST

    Great contest, thank you and thank you Toyota! πŸ™‚

  185. Andrei O.Monday, January 9th, 2012 — 5:52am PST

    I could really use some new jumper cables, I have no idea where my set from last winter went.

  186. LynMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 9:23am PST

    Seattle and Toyota a very good combo.

  187. MIKEMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 9:36am PST

    I could really use this car kit from Toyota.

  188. AdamMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 9:40am PST

    useful – great prize; I’m in!

  189. ginette4Monday, January 9th, 2012 — 10:18am PST

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/ginette4/status/156424012904415232

  190. SilvyMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 10:22am PST

    I would love to win this for my daughter to keep in her car!

  191. BernadetteMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 11:01am PST

    Very great ideal to have this kit in your vehicle…you just never know!

  192. EvanMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 11:29am PST

    Big fan of Toyota products … still driving my 2000 Echo to this day. Took it on a roadtrip down to Southern Cali’ in October 2010 with my brother … no problems at all … ran smoothly start-to-finish.

  193. Stephanie SMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 1:36pm PST

    would love this package since the only thing my prelude currently has is an oil thing in my trunk!

  194. lizMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 2:30pm PST

    I’m ready to get winterized!

  195. Linda NguyenMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 2:57pm PST

    would love to give this to my bf’s parents!

  196. RenfrewMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 2:58pm PST

    Thank goodness we don’t have winter here.

  197. Melissa AlexakisMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 3:00pm PST

    wow, would love to win this. I drive a toyota rav4 and this would be a great thing to keep in the vehicle, since I have none of this stuff, and defiantly could use it.

  198. Rob PaganMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 3:34pm PST

    Great suggestions and prizes

  199. LindaMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 3:35pm PST

    very useful prize

  200. RoMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 4:29pm PST

    Great tips. Hope people learn to slow down in less favourable conditions.

  201. NicoleMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 6:57pm PST

    Safety needed, always! I remember the last huge snowfall – we definitely were NOT prepared!

  202. KatieMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 7:35pm PST

    Ah man…I have been meaning to buy jumper cables for a while now! This would be perfect.

  203. lindaMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 7:40pm PST

    great giveaway for that winter picnic our road trip.

  204. Kim O’ReillyMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 7:48pm PST

    This would be an awesome kit for my daughter’s first car!

  205. Maegan MorinMonday, January 9th, 2012 — 10:16pm PST

    Very cool!! Thanks for the giveaway

  206. KellyTuesday, January 10th, 2012 — 12:44am PST

    Would love to win this for my mom!

  207. AdamTuesday, January 10th, 2012 — 5:06am PST

    I’m in need of some new jumper cables!

  208. JakeTuesday, January 10th, 2012 — 9:36am PST

    Winter shminter … -j

  209. RyanTuesday, January 10th, 2012 — 9:47am PST

    i’d love to win this!

  210. angela mTuesday, January 10th, 2012 — 11:54am PST

    what a fantastic prize..
    thanks

  211. StelTuesday, January 10th, 2012 — 12:12pm PST

    Awesome prize. Winter driving essentials! Would love to win this.

  212. loriTuesday, January 10th, 2012 — 12:40pm PST

    just discovered your site, enjoyed it very much.
    please put my name into the giveaway!

  213. lizTuesday, January 10th, 2012 — 2:17pm PST

    I’m ready to be winterized!

  214. Lisa BolducTuesday, January 10th, 2012 — 5:40pm PST

    i dont have any of these for my car!oh noooo!

  215. VaughanTuesday, January 10th, 2012 — 8:11pm PST

    Sigh, my car really needs this. πŸ™

  216. JudyTuesday, January 10th, 2012 — 11:12pm PST

    Nice! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! πŸ™‚

  217. Dennis L.Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 — 12:03am PST

    Safety first!

  218. StotesWednesday, January 11th, 2012 — 7:28am PST

    Great prize!

  219. Amber AnnWednesday, January 11th, 2012 — 8:25am PST

    Would go great with our 97 toyota πŸ™‚

  220. Lynne BWednesday, January 11th, 2012 — 10:16am PST

    I’d love to win this prize as I recently needed jumper cables and didn’t have any in my vehicle!

  221. StaceyWednesday, January 11th, 2012 — 10:53am PST

    Great idea for a prize! Could definitely use it for our 4Runner with 300K clicks!

  222. GigiWednesday, January 11th, 2012 — 11:20am PST

    Perfect for my dad. πŸ™‚

  223. RoyWednesday, January 11th, 2012 — 12:14pm PST

    A must HAVE !! for BC’s mountain Highways and Passes !!

  224. nmWednesday, January 11th, 2012 — 12:32pm PST

    Awesome prize!

  225. allyWednesday, January 11th, 2012 — 2:28pm PST

    great contest!

  226. AlexWednesday, January 11th, 2012 — 3:15pm PST

    Yes please!

  227. Elysia SWednesday, January 11th, 2012 — 5:27pm PST

    Love this

  228. Jen LewisWednesday, January 11th, 2012 — 7:51pm PST

    Great tips.. Thanks for the giveaway!

  229. DavidLasalleThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 12:32pm PST

    Nice tips, thanks for sharing!

  230. Matthew JonesThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 12:32pm PST

    This would be great!!

  231. emma walpoleThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 12:33pm PST

    would love to win

  232. Holly JonesThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 12:33pm PST

    Awesome

  233. Cherie JThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 12:36pm PST

    Great Contest..Good Luck Everyone!

  234. BillThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 12:37pm PST

    sure why the heck not =)

  235. LoriThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 12:37pm PST

    Let’s hope for no more snow this year

  236. JarrahThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 12:38pm PST

    Just got my first car & this would be super useful.

  237. EileenThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 12:39pm PST

    Need an emergency kit!

  238. Anita HThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 12:40pm PST

    Awesome…my car would love this!!!!

  239. KarenThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 12:41pm PST

    I love my Toyota… all of my Toyotas!

  240. AirdomThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 12:57pm PST

    Great Winter tips, and great contest! Hope I win! =)

  241. AllyThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 2:57pm PST

    yay toyota! πŸ™‚

  242. ginaThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 3:23pm PST

    neat-o!!! πŸ™‚

  243. TinaThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 7:41pm PST

    great contest. Everyone could use one of these kits.

  244. BarryThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 10:31pm PST

    My tires are looking a little worn. Could use a nice winter car. Thanks!

  245. Scott HFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 11:57am PST

    I need this badly πŸ™‚

  246. ShannonFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 11:57am PST

    Winter has come. Keep me safe and sound!

  247. cindy quachSunday, January 15th, 2012 — 11:35am PST

    mmmmm…handwarmers….yes!

  248. Kevin WaltonSunday, January 15th, 2012 — 12:57pm PST

    Slow down and be aware of the conditions & traffic around you. Saw two accidents this morning!

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