How To Get Your Car Winter Ready

How To Get Your Car Winter Ready

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How To Get Your Car Winter ready?

Getting your car ready for winter is a crucial aspect of vehicle maintenance. At North Bay Mitsubishi, we can help you with this critical task. Serving North Bay, Ontario, and Powassan, Sturgeon Falls, South River and Mattawa, we are the premier Mitsubishi dealership in the area. Keep reading to learn more about preparing your car for the winter months.

As the only parts of the car that touch the road, you have the right tires vital to winter. Winter tires are made of more robust rubber, thicker treads, and specifically designed to handle snow and ice. When the temperature drops below seven degrees Celsius, it is time to switch to winter tires to ensure that your car can stay stable no matter what the elements throw at you. You might want to consider purchasing a separate set of wheels for winter tires. It is more expensive at the beginning than merely changing the tires, but a tire swap system will save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

Lower temperatures affect your engine differently than warmer ones. Getting an oil change, and checking your other fluids, is an easy way to keep your vehicle operating at peak efficiency. You might consider using a specially-formulated oil for extra protection against winter. Additionally, adjusting your ratio of water to engine coolant is a good idea. Typically, you would have an equal amount of water and coolant, but in the winter, having 60 percent coolant and 40 percent water is an easy way to make sure your engine functions properly.

It is not always easy to predict what will happen in winter. Therefore, one of the most important forms of preparation is to make a winter First Aid and Roadside Emergency kit. In an accident or emergency, this kit can help you get out of trouble and keep you safe. Items essential to include are a snow brush or a plastic scraper, a substance like a cat litter or salt to provide traction and warm clothing. A flashlight, flares and extra batteries are also vital for this kit. Depending on where you do most of your driving, tire chains could be a valuable option as well.

Visit North Bay Mitsubishi Today!

You can visit our Service centre or service page to learn more about preparing for winter. Our Parts page is a great place to start if there are parts you need. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


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    • Sales: (705) 495-6487
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