Winter Car Prep: Top 3 Things to Do Before Fall Ends

Now that fall is here, it’s important to start thinking about winter car prep. While most drivers might be tempted to wait for the weather to get cold, it’s necessary to start your preparations while the weather is still holding up. At Gananoque Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac, we’ve provided a list of tips on winter prep to keep you ready for the snow and ice.

winter tires for canadian snowy winter

According to Wheels, one of the best investments you can make as a Canadian is in winter tires. These tires have a softer rubber compound that allows them to get a better grip in freezing temperatures or on icy pavement. They also have special channels to divert water and deep tread for traction.

car battery service testing

Next, have your battery tested by a professional. The winter can be especially hard on electronic systems, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting a good charge. If your battery is older than five years, you should consider replacing it (even if it’s still getting a decent charge). Without a battery, you could get stranded.

vehicle emergency preparation kit

Finally, pack an emergency kit. You never know if your car will break down, so pack supplies like a first aid kit, flares, a blanket, candles, matches, water, and a folding shovel. It’s also a good idea to check the air in your spare tire to ensure it’s still inflated. These are just a few of the things you can do to prepare for the cold weather.