It snowed today here in Toronto, which reminded me if I was still living in rural Nova Scotia like I used too I would be getting my car ready for winter. When I lived outside of Truro, I was twenty minutes from town and worked at the local mall so my car had to be in great shape all the time. I learned with that car how important winter prep was! I even took an auto care course so I could take care of some of the basics myself. I also learned to count on my local Canadian Tire store for whatever we needed when it came to getting my car winter ready.
When it comes to car care and getting a vehicle ready for winter I encourage a visit to Canadian Tire, they have everything you will need. As I type this a good friend is getting his car ready for winter. It is at the garage getting the winter tires put on. Oils and fluids will be checked and winter wiper blades will be put on the car. Safety and visibility are two things you want all winter long!
Have you ever wanted to get in the car without brushing off all that snow? One of the things I know after driving those mountain roads is it is so important to have a car emergency kit, to have a great snow brush and always have your fluids topped up. You can get all of those looked after at Canadian Tire.
Another thing I relied on were my winter tires. They saved me more than once on black ice. There were many late nights on the mountain that I was very thankful for my snow tires. Do you have all seasonal tires or do you switch your tires? Even living here in the city, snow tires come in handy. Did you know that Canadian Tire even has a price match guarantee on tires, with that you will also get an additional 10% of the lower price in Canadian Tire Money?
The other thing about winter that I used to hate, how long it would take to get the car warm. These days you can even remotely start your car so it is nice and toasty before you even have to take a seat.
Check out Canadian Tire Automotive to see all the ways you can prep your car for winter or perhaps you want to winterize your own ride, they can help you do that as well.
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Twitter Party Alert
This Wednesday, November 2nd join us for the #CanadasGarage Winter Prep Twitter Party at 7pm EST
Hosted by @CanadianTire.
There is NO RSVP and there is over $1,000 in prizing to be won!
Hope I see you there!