Winter is here which means your vehicle needs a little extra care. Make sure you’re doing everything you can to care for your car properly in the cold season. Here are 5 easy car care tips to survive the winter from your favourite Alberta towing company.
Having good headlights in the winter is very important. Not only does it help you to see where you’re going, but it allows other vehicles to see you from further away. If you have a bulb that’s burnt out – fix it before a blizzard really hits! Notice any yellow tinge or fogginess of your lights? Consider replacing or restoring them.
Winter Battery Care
Car batteries have a difficult time in the cold weather. If your vehicle is parked outdoors, consider doing a voltage test before the winter gets into its full swing. This will give you peace of mind, and prevent a dead battery. As your local towing company, City Wide Towing is available day and night if you’re in need of a boost. We can perform jumps anywhere in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and more just give us a call and we’ll come out and give you a boost.
Gas and Windshields
Keeping a full tank of gas in the winter is beneficial because it leaves less room for water to accumulate and freeze. When your gas tank is full it can help keep you warm by allowing the engine to run longer in the case you’re in need of a towing company to come to the rescue. As for your windshield, having a full windshield washer reservoir will keep the roads visible when mud and dirt hits.
Winter Tire Care
Tire pressure can drop with the drop in temperatures. Low tire pressures are very dangerous as they can cause premature tire wear or tread separation. That leads to loss of grip putting yourself and others in danger on the roads. Go to a gas station and fill them up this winter.
Winter Car Survival Kit
You never know when your car will malfunction and it’s much better to be safe than sorry. A warm blanket in your car, boots, toque, shovel, flashlight, and a lighter are just a few things that you might need while you’re waiting for your towing company to show up.
The winter season is the busy time for a towing company. We are always prepared to answer your calls in the case of an emergency, or if you’re having troubles such as an empty gas tank or a lockout. By being aware of your surroundings and being prepared, you can avoid a lot of worries that come with the temperature drops in Alberta’s harsh winters.