Winter is coming, as the pop-culture saying goes, and with it comes a ton of issues that you need to prepare for!
This is especially true for drivers living in Atlantic Canadian climates, climates that bring cold and snow in lots of abundances. That said, there are several things you can do to prepare for the weather! Continue reading below to learn more!
Check Your Tire Pressure and Tread
As we obviously know, good tires are the key to driving safely in the winter – they’re the main point of contact between your vehicle and the road, after all! This is true for both ice and snow, and so you need to make sure your tires are in good condition and have the proper levels of inflation. Additionally, consider getting your tires swapped out for winter ones if needed.
Switch to Winter-Grade Oil
Consider switching to winter oil at your next oil change! The colder the weather, the thinner the oil in your engine should be. Some mechanics recommend switching to a 5W-30 oil from a 10W-30 oil at the start of colder weather, allowing you to have the best possible driving experience.
We recommend that you place a winter supply box in your model as well – one of the most important things that you can do for your vehicle and its safety. Some of the supplies we recommend you include in this box are a flashlight, road flares, first-aid kit, blankets, a radio, a bag of sand, and high-energy snacks. We also recommend a water bottle and extra warm clothes, just in case.
These are just some of what you can do to prepare your vehicle for winter driving in Sydney, Nova Scotia this winter driving season! To learn more about what you can do, or to have your vehicle serviced, please contact our dealership today!