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Fall Driving Hazards and Safety Tips!

Fall is one of the best times of the year to be in Toronto, ON. The temperatures are down, the leaves change colors, and there's an intense build-up to the holidays right around the corner. As wonderful as it all sounds, you may also face some road hazards that you didn't necessarily have to deal with in the spring and summer. Here's what to be mindful of when driving in Toronto this fall.

Change in the Weather

You may think of winter as the most dangerous season to drive, but fall runs close. There's going to be rain, fog, and morning frost may even make a sneaky appearance. As a result, you'll need to rely on a good set of windshield wipers to clear off your windshield and working brakes. The weather may also lower your tire pressure. This is why it's essential to take your vehicle in for a tune-up so that we can inspect your blades, brakes, and tires.  

It Gets Dark Out Quicker

Daylight savings officially end next month on November 7, and that means the clock is turning back. With the sun setting sooner, it also means you'll need your headlights turned on earlier. Driving at night can significantly affect your depth perception. Furthermore, the glare from streetlights and others' headlights can impact your vision. To ensure your night drive is safe, please make sure your headlights are functional and not too dim.

Fall Leaves 

As pretty as the orange and red leaves are, they can get a little chaotic if they're scattering the roads. When it rains, the leaves become wet, making it more difficult for your tires to grip. Gaining control of the vehicle can be difficult, especially if your tread is worn. When a road is covered with leaves, please remember to slow down and refrain from slamming on the brakes. 

School's In Session

Now that all the kiddos are back in school, it means that buses will be on the road, and school zones will be bustling during rush hour. Please don't forget to slow down and stop for buses and pedestrians.


Toronto is the place to be during the fall. We invite you to Central Import Automotive for a fall inspection to ensure your safety! Additionally, please remember to practice safe and defensive driving as more hazards are present on the road.