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February 20, 2014 1:00 PM | By John LeBlanc for MSN Autos
Winter driving myths debunked!

We get to the bottom of winter-driving folklore



We get to the bottom of winter-driving folklore (© Photo: Johan Klovsja, Getty Images)
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  • We get to the bottom of winter-driving folklore (© Photo: Johan Klovsja, Getty Images)
  • I can get away driving on all-season tires this winter (© Photo: Bruno Falkenstein/Riser/Getty Images)
  • Even if I have winter tires, I should drop the tire pressure to increase the rubber contact area on the road (© Photo: Tetra Images/Tetra images/Getty Images)
  • I should turn off my car’s traction aids when there’s deep snow on the road (© Photo: Fat Chance Productions/Iconica/Getty Images)
  • I should always gear down when driving in the winter (© Photo: Peter Dazeley/Stone/Getty Images)
  • I will stop shorter in the winter if my car has anti-lock brakes (© Photo: Marcus Bradbury/Flickr/Getty Images)
  • If my car starts to skid, I should let go of the steering wheel and let the brakes stop the car (© Photo: JGI/Blend Images/Getty Images)
  • I can drive faster on snow-covered roads with all-wheel drive (© Photo: Ron Bouwhuis/First Light/Getty Images)
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Along with the abominable snowman and the reason why winter is colder is because the earth is farther away from the sun, winter driving also has its fair share of myths.

So as we Canadians start preparing for another long season of trudging through sub-zero temperatures, slush and snow, take note of this list of winter driving fables.

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