-1st. Start with a general inspection, with a reliable certified garage and a mechanic
you can trust.
Checking your car’s oil and other important fluids, checking the filters, belts, hoses, wipers and lights.
-Check alignment and suspension
Driving over potholes can damage your car’s alignment and suspension, specially from winter to
beginning of spring. Just potholes everywhere.
Have a technician check the pads and rotors to ensure there are no safety issues.
Neglecting them can lead to a costlier repair down the line.
-Summer and all-season tires
Unfortunately, using snow tires year round isn’t recommended. In the long run, it will cost more money than changing them out and could compromise your vehicle’s performance on the road.
Consumer Reports say their tests show winter tires are potentially worse at stopping on dry and wet summer roads.
Whichever tires you choose, they need to be kept at the correct tire pressure for your vehicle.
1st start with a general inspection, with a reliable certified garage and a mechanic
you can trust.
1. Replace your oil & oil filter > Oil is the life of your engine. The cold weather
makes your oil thicker, which increased strain on your engine when starting. With
the new oil, making it easier for your engine to start. Old oil gets thicker when
cold, making it harder for your engine to start.
2. Air filter > Make sure your air filter is clean. A dirty air filter will lower
mileage and performance.
3. Check your battery > If your battery is older, have it checked. Be sure
connections are clean and tight and no corrosion. The cold winter weather tends
to drain batteries, your engine requires a fully charged battery to start when cold.
4. Replace your wiper blades > To make sure your wipers are in good condition,
replace them if necessary with winter wiper blades. Keep your windshield-washer
reservoir full, with a blend -40°C that won’t freeze in the cold of winter.
5. Check your heating system > To ensure your windshield can give you clear vision
of the road around you. Have your mechanic inspect your defrosters and heaters for
6. Winter tires > Improve your car’s traction, invest in winter tires. A good winter
tires maintain your vehicle’s ability to perform in winter snow and bitter cold. As
the weather gets colder, tire pressure decreases, so make sure your tires are
7. Emergency kit > Pack a winter emergency kit.
-Battery jumper cables -Portable shovel
-Snow brush with windshield scraper -Flashlight and flares
-Tool kit -Small heating packs/cans
-Extra hat and warm clothes -Blanket
-Emergency snacks -Lighter/matches
-First aid kit -Wheel wrench and jack
-Make sure spare tire is inflated
It may seem to much to have, but! like uncle Bob said. "It's better to be ready