It’s that time of the year Canada, bring out your coats and boots. Winter is here! As we get ourselves ready for winter, it’s important to also get your vehicle prepared. With winter comes various driving condition which are dangerous and need to be taken seriously.
Get your vehicle ready
Make sure to start the season of right by getting your car serviced. It’s vital for your vehicle to be in top condition, especially during winter months. Isn’t it the worse when the car breaks down during a storm? Prepare ahead of time and avoid getting stuck in situation that are less than desirable.
An obvious one to get winter ready is putting your winter tires on. They are designed to provide superior traction during cold driving conditions. Winter tires also add additional safety features, they are made of a special compound that provide flexibility in sub-zero weather. This allows you to manoeuvre over frozen pavement and snow much easier. At Peter’s Auto Center, we offer several types of tires and tires installation. Contact us today to book an appointment or click here to find out more about our tire services.
It goes without saying that being alert and safe behind the wheel should always be a priority, regardless of the weather or seasons. With that being said, winter brings black ice, snow, storms and slippery roads. Making sure to drive smoothly is extremely important. To avoid losing control of your vehicle, do not make take abrupt stops or turns. It’s also vital to slow down, your reflexes may be good but you can’t predict where the icy roads are. Avoid winter collision by simply slowing down, this will be beneficial to have more time to react. It’s also important to never tailgate, especially during winter. Again, roads are slippery so make sure to leave enough room between your car and the one in front of you.
A simple safety tip is to make sure you have your lights on. Winter days tend to be grey and snowy, so there’s less visibility. Having lights on ensures other drivers can see you and it’s an easy way to avoid collisions.
Cruise control may not be the best to use during winter. Since the conditions are so unpredictable, so are other drivers. Avoiding cruise control altogether is best for this time of the year and get better control of your car.
Paying attention while driving will always be one of the best driving tips. You’ll always have enough time to react and make a safe decisions. How do you like to get ready for winter? Leave us a comment on our facebook page here, we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us to find out more about our services and how we can help you get ready for this winter. We offer maintenance services, car tune-up, tires installation and more.
The Centre for All Your Car Needs
Peter’s Auto is the centre for all your car needs with over 20 years of experience in repairing a variety of cars along with up to date mechanics and equipment. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff will take care of all your auto service and repair needs.
Our shop is located in Kitchener, ON. We proudly serve the following areas: Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph.