Get Ready for Winter
Get Ready for Winter | Vehicle Maintenance
Preparing your car for winter is necessary for road and passenger safety in Canada. Not only is pre-winter vehicle maintenance essential to keep you and your family safe within your vehicle, but it can also save you time and money down the line on costly repairs and uphold your vehicle's resale value. Here at Roadsport Chrysler, we strive to deliver next-level services to our customers so they can confidently tackle the road, no matter the weather. Keep reading to learn more about essential maintenance tasks that should be completed before the first snowfall.
Inspect Your Vehicle
Examining your vehicle's various components is the first step in automotive winter preparation. Check the parts under the hood, such as belts and hoses, to ensure there are no cracks, bulges, or leaks that freezing temperatures can exasperate. Ensure that your battery, alternator, and block heater are working efficiently and that all wires and power supplies are free of any cracks or damage.
Prepare Your Winter Car Kit
Keeping a kit in your car is essential during the winter months to ensure that you don't get stuck anywhere without some handy tools to help you out. Here are some products you should be carrying with you during the winter:
- Ice scraper/snow brush
- Winter mats
- Windshield washer fluid
- De-icer or another thawing agent
- An emergency kit (including a flashlight, rope, a blanket, and a reflective vest)
- Traction aids and boosting cables
- A compact shovel
- A blanket and an extra set of warm clothes
- Snacks and water bottles
- Paper towels
Switch Over Your Tires
Canadians know how important it is to have winter tires when the first snowfall arrives. Winter tires have more traction on slippery, snowy, or icy roads, which can make a big difference in avoiding or mitigating a collision. It is advised to switch to your winter tires when temperatures drop below 7 degrees Celsius consistently. If you need assistance with any of these maintenance tasks, feel free to stop by our Service Centre here at Roadsport Chrysler in Scarborough, Ontario.
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