Winter Driving Vehicle Checklist

Winter Driving

Winter Driving Vehicle Checklist

This Winter Vehicle Driving Checklist is designed to help you get you vehicle ready for Winter in Southern Ontario. One thing that is guaranteed in Southern Ontario is winter will be cold, wet and slippery and driving is always stressful and treacherous.  An improperly prepared vehicle will add to that stress and will make driving more dangerous.
The Car Care Council reports that 70% of drivers do not properly prepare their vehicle for winter. At Precise Car Service we care about our customers and want their vehicle to be in top winter driving shape to keep them safe. Here are 10 things to check or have checked to ensure your vehicle is ready for winter.
We recommend that everyone watch this video and follow the steps to ensure their vehicle is ready for winter:



Winter Driving Vehicle Checklist
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Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter: Follow Our Winter Driving Vehicle Checklist

At Precise Car Service, we understand that winter driving in Southern Ontario can be challenging, with cold, wet, and slippery conditions. To ensure your safety and peace of mind, it’s essential to properly prepare your vehicle for winter. Surprisingly, the Car Care Council reports that 70% of drivers do not take the necessary steps to get their vehicle ready for winter. We care about our customers, and we want to make sure your vehicle is in top shape for winter driving. Here’s a comprehensive Winter Driving Vehicle Checklist to help you prepare:

  1. Check your antifreeze and cooling system: Ensure that your vehicle’s antifreeze is ready to withstand sub-zero temperatures and extended idling.


  1. Verify proper functioning of your heater and defrosters: A properly working heating system is crucial for your comfort and visibility on the road.


  1. Inspect your wipers: Clear visibility is vital during snowy or dark conditions. Ensure that your wipers are in good condition and can effectively clear slush and snow from your windshield.


  1. Test your battery and charging system: Cold mornings can be tough on batteries. Have your battery and charging system checked to ensure reliable starts in chilly weather.


  1. Check tire tread depth and pressure: Cold temperatures can affect tire pressure. Regularly check your tire pressure and ensure that the tread depth is adequate for winter driving conditions.


  1. Change your oil and filter: Follow the recommended maintenance schedule for oil changes. Clean and free-flowing oil is crucial during winter to protect your engine from damage during cold starts.


  1. Have your brakes inspected: Your vehicle’s brakes are its most important safety system. Ensure they are in optimal condition to provide reliable stopping power.


  1. Check your exhaust system for leaks: Winter driving often means closed windows and extended idling. Ensure there are no carbon monoxide leaks that could pose a threat to your safety.


  1. Keep your gas tank at least half full: Maintaining a higher fuel level helps prevent fuel line freeze-ups and ensures you have an adequate fuel supply in case of emergencies.


  1. Stock an emergency kit: Be prepared for unexpected situations with an emergency kit containing items such as a flashlight, blanket, first aid supplies, and roadside assistance tools.


At Precise Car Service, we are here to assist you in getting your vehicle winter-ready. Schedule an appointment with us, and our experienced technicians will thoroughly inspect your vehicle to ensure it can handle another winter in Southern Ontario, keeping you safe on the road.

With almost 40 years of quality, dependable, and friendly service, Precise Car Service is your trusted partner for full-service auto repair, tune-ups, car maintenance, and car repairs. Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, Winona, and Burlington, we are committed to providing expert and honest advice along with exceptional service.

Contact us at 905-643-4460 or complete our inquiry form with any questions you may have. We look forward to assisting you with all your automotive needs.

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