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It's the middle of January and we're now in what

by:Tanco Tire,Timax Tyre     2020-08-30

Schedule a routine check-up to identify and resolve any mechanical issues your car may have before you hit the roads. That way, you'll be aware of any problems your car may have and will have time to repair them before it's too late. While the weather is below freezing, it's recommended that your gas tank be kept at least half full. You'll also find that you go through a lot more windshield wiper fluid trying to keep your windshield clean, so make sure you replenish often and keep a backup jug with you. Lastly, since your car battery will be working in overdrive to keep your warm, you'll want to make sure that it will be able to last you the whole season, emergencies included.

Southern Ontario is no stranger to major snowfalls and blizzards, and your tire choice should reflect this. Checking the condition of your all-season tires or having your regular seasons replaced with winter tires is essential. Under icy, snowy or slushy conditions, winter tires provide better traction, braking, control and stability for your car. To have winter tires put on your vehicle, you can Book a Service Appointment here at Leggat Auto Group. You're also going to want to make sure to have your tire pressure checked regularly, since cold temperatures naturally cause the pressure in your tires to decrease. Aim to have them checked at least once a month, preferably after your car has been out all night.

Make sure your car is equipped with a few necessities for snow removal - you'll need to use a snow brush and as ice scraper most mornings. Being able to see out of all windows is essential for your visibility, so clear snow and ice off thoroughly before driving. In the case that an emergency does occur, you'll want to have some supplies on hand. Pack an emergency kit in your trunk: include a blanket, flashlight, first-aid kit, and some non-perishable food items. Winter storms often develop quickly and without warning, so it's always safer to be over prepared than stranded without supplies. It may save your life!

Finally, remember that winter roads require careful, attentive driving. From everyone at the Leggat Auto Group, we remind you to stay alert, cautious and safe on the road this season!

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