Get Your Car Winter Ready

June 08 2018, Destination Mazda

Get Your Car Winter Ready

Get Your Car Winter Ready at Destination Mazda Vancouver

In preparation for the winter season, drivers should wisely prepare themselves and their vehicles for decreased temperatures, increased rain and/or snowfall, and tougher driving conditions. Here are a few "checks" to get your car winter ready and ensure a safer driving experience in the winter!

Check your tires

Ensure your tires are winter ready by checking if there is adequate tread on the tire. If your tire tread is low, your tires should be replaced.

Better yet, come down to Destination Hyundai and purchase winter tires. Winter tires are specifically designed for winter driving as they will exert a better grip on the road in cooler temperature. It is recommended that winter tires are installed before temperature drops below 7°C.

Check your windshield wipers and wiper fluid

In Metro Vancouver, we use our windshield wipers for majority of the year due to the rain. It's important to replace windshield wipers every 6 months depending on wear and tear. Regular wiper fluid may freeze over in colder temperature, so don't take that chance and exchange it to a type that contains a good antifreeze fluid. Don't let ineffective wipers and wiper fluid impair your visibility of the roads and pedestrians.

Check your battery

Make sure your batteries are in top shape to brave the winter season! Check the physical condition of the battery - are there cracks and corrosion of the cables and the box? If your battery appears to be in rough shape or it is few years old, have it tested and replace it if necessary.

Check your defroster and heater

A clear windshield is vital to safe driving; check your vehicle's defroster and heater to make sure they are working properly.

Check your lights

Properly working lights not only allow drivers to see their surroundings, they are equally important to make their vehicles visible to everyone else on the road. Examine your front, rear, hazard, and brake lights.

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