Sick of Winter? Kick the Blahs to the Curb

Winter can be tough but now that the countdown to spring is on, what better time to list the good things to come?

Snowstorms. Bitterly cold temperatures. Wild swings in temperatures. This winter has been an unusual one, and Canadians everywhere are wondering when it will end. The good news is, it will end, and spring is on the horizon and here are a few of the good things to come.

The first day of spring

The first day of spring, March 20, 2021, kicks off our list. On this day, we will have almost equal parts day and night, and afterwards, the days will only get better.

Spring break

Sometimes all it takes is a week off to lift your spirits, and even though it may be later in the school year than usual, spring break is still something to look forward to and enjoy.  Granted, virtually no one is travelling much these days, but a weeklong staycation is a great way to perk yourself up after a long, grey winter amid a pandemic.

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Winter tire season will soon be over

If you change your tires seasonally, you'll want to watch the temperature to see when it is the best time to switch your winter tires back to your all-seasons. A good rule-of-thumb is to put your all-seasons on when the temperature is consistently 7° Celsius or warmer.

  • Does your auto insurance rate include the winter tire discount? If so, typically, the tires need to be on the vehicle from November to April, so don’t switch them too soon.
  • Live in Quebec? By law, you must have winter tires on your vehicle until March 15th. Take them off too early, and you could be out a couple of hundred dollars; the typical cost of the ticket you could get.

The first time you drive without the heater on

It's a little thing, but it's a good thing.

Ditching the winter boots, hat, mitts, and winter jacket

Near the end of March, expect to start shedding layers, and by mid-April, the winter armour will (hopefully) be long gone from memory and somewhere in the back of the closet.

Long weekends

The season of long weekends will soon be here. Starting in April, you've almost got a long weekend each month through to October. Who doesn't love a long weekend?

If you're a long weekend warrior, watch out on the roads. There's almost always an anti-speeding or distracted driving campaign to ensure safer roads for everyone. Avoid a ticket by obeying the speed limit and stay focused on driving.

June, July, and August

Good, better, and best (at least in this writer's opinion). What's not to like about these three months? Warm weather, backyard patios, barbeques, and gardens in full bloom.

Kick your high auto insurance rates to the curb too

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