"Too many people decide to fill up on washer fluid and get their winter tires on after the first snowfall hits. Check any automotive store where they sell and install winter tires and you'll see long, long lineups when it first starts to snow," said Scott Marshall, director of training for Young Drivers of Canada.
"Get your winter tires [and] get your winter supplies ready — like now."
Marshall said now is also the time to practice winter driving strategies.
"The fact is, how we drive in everyday conditions is for ideal conditions, and driving in the wintertime is not ideal."
That means be prepared to drive slower, steer more smoothly and brake earlier.
Here are some additional winter driving tips, courtesy of Transport Canada: