Prepping Your Vehicle For Winter

Prepping Your Vehicle For Winter

Prepping Your Vehicle For Winter in North Bay, Ontario

As autumn wears on, that is the time to begin thinking about winter driving and preparing your vehicle for winter. Winter can be a time of dangerous conditions like slippery roads and poor visibility. The cold weather conditions may also put additional stress on your vehicle, which is all the more reason for it to be in tip-top shape before the first snowflakes ever fall.

1. Be Prepared With All the Supplies You Could Need

If you want to be ready for any situation, there are several items you should keep in your vehicle during the winter months. To be prepared for any mishaps, you should carry blankets, water, snacks, a snow scraper, sand, salt, a tow rope, jumper cables, a fire extinguisher, road flares or warning lights, antifreeze, and windshield wiper fluid.

2. Get A Mechanic to Do a Winter Weather Check

Besides having supplies at the ready, you also want your vehicle in winter mode with everything topped off and functioning properly. It is often easiest to ask a mechanic to assist you in these preparations. A few of the most important areas to focus on are the following:

a. Tire Change

If you are concerned about Tire Safety and Wear N Tear, you are not alone. Many people who stay on top of winterizing their vehicle make changing their vehicle's tires a top priority. Winter tires come designed with special treads and an increased ability to grip the road to avoid slippage compared to summer tires. It does not hurt to have the extra traction, especially if you anticipate driving in snowy conditions.

b. Oil Change

Automotive experts recommend going ahead and scheduling a winter oil change before the season gets going. Starting with new oil topped off is quintessential preparedness for driving in the winter months.

c. Cabin Air Filter

There is a good chance you will be using your blower often to keep warm. After you have just used the A/C all summer, fall is a great time to swap out your air filter for its next round of heavy use.

d. Wipers

You do not want to be stuck with only partially effective wipers if you run into a snowstorm. Thus, if it has been a while, or you are noticing streaks from your wipers, it is probably best to go ahead and replace those as well.

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