A Nova Scotia Winter can be a time of real beauty. The snow is white and looks so inviting. The trees iced overlook like a scene from a movie. Children sledding, building snowmen, and snowball fights. And that is about where the beauty of winter ends. For many adults, it means taking the time to make sure your vehicle is winterized.
One of the most important things you can do is have a car that has the proper snow accessories ready to go. This includes a snow brush that is safe for your car. Think about purchasing one that has an extendable handle so you can reach the top of your vehicle as well. Some snow brushes have scrapers on them, but if yours does not, you will want to also have a scraper.
Also, be sure to have extra gloves, hats, and a blanket stowed away in case you need them. It is also a good idea to have some snacks, such as a protein bar or granola bars to keep your energy up in case you happen to become stuck.
Jumper cables are a must for any car, as is a bag of sand. Sand will assist you should you become stuck as it will provide some traction for your tires.
And you must not forget to always keep your windshield washer fluid full. You may not realize it, but there is a good chance that you go through more in the winter as all the salt, sand, and slush on the roads easily fly up onto the windshield.
It is also a good idea to have your vehicle serviced before the first snowfall. At this time, you can have your winter tires installed, and have all the fluids checked at Jim Sampson Motors. Ask the technician if you need the wiper blades replaced too.
It is also a good idea to check your car once a week to make sure fluids are full and the tires are still properly inflated. If you set a scheduled time, it can be easier for you to remember.
And finally, make sure you know your car. If you have a new vehicle, be sure to have the dealership go over all winter features, such as snow traction. By refreshing your memory, you will be certain you are road-ready when the first Nova Scotia snowflake hits the pavement.