Get Winter Ready
Winterize Your Vehicle in Edmonton
Oil Changes in Edmonton
When you start your engine, it is essential that oil flows properly throughout the system to prevent wear and damage on components. During the winter months, especially, you should make sure you change your oil to a low-viscosity option. Running regular oil at lower temperatures could easily make it thicken. A proper winter oil will flow more rapidly and reduce friction in the engine components. This will all help improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoother and better in general.
Car Battery Testing
It’s tough on your vehicle battery when you start the engine in cold weather, and one that operated well in the summer might not necessarily get you through the winter, especially if it’s several years old. One of Go Southtown’s Service Technicians can easily test your battery to see if it can handle the job. We can also make sure the cables are in good shape and firmly attached, and ensure the terminals are corrosion free. If the battery’s marginal, we can replace it for you.
One of the best ways to winterize your vehicle in Edmonton. Winter tires are made of a softer rubber compound that helps them grip cold or icy roads. Snow tires do a much better job than all-seasons should the temperature dip below zero. These winter tires also incorporate a more aggressive tread which channels away slush, sleet, and snow, helping to clear the way. It is important to note that certain highways in British Columbia now require snow tires for travel, and in some cases, you can be sent back home if you neglect to use them.
Wiper Blades & Fluid
Streaks on your windshield can obstruct your vision, especially when driving into the glare of low horizon sunshine. Replace your wiper blades before they become cracked or torn, to ensure you can see through your windshield perfectly. Sometimes, the heating and cooling temperatures or heavy sunlight exposure in the summer can cause your wiper blades to stiffen, which might make them bump and chatter. We recommend you replace your wiper blades this season, as they do see wear and tear as weather changes. Winter-specific washer fluid resists freezing and is formulated to clean away winter debris and grime.
It can take hours for emergency response teams to reach you when a snowstorm is blowing. Pack your emergency kit with a blanket, candles, matches, energy snacks, a folding shovel, and a first-aid kit. The emergency kit is vital in order to winterize your vehicle in Edmonton.