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Winter Driving Tips


Get ready for Winter this season at North Bay Mitsubishi:

 

Winter season can be tough on your vehicle. To make sure your car stays in tip-top shape and won’t leave you stranded on the side of the highway, follow these tips:

  • Get routine maintenance check-ups at our service department with our very best technicians.
  • Keep your tank at least half full.
  • Make sure you’ve acquired all the necessary accessories (first aid kit, food, water, jumper cable. blankets, shovel…) in case you find yourself in a remote area.
  • Make sure you have an ice scraper and washer fluid. Contact our parts department to know more.

Driving in winter weather:

Winter tires are important during the snowy cold weather in North Bay, it’s recommended that drivers change their tires when the temperature hits below 7oC. Not all tires are good for winter like regular or all-season tires, for example, can lose grip at 7oC. Be careful when buying winter tires, a lot of factors needs to be taken into consideration, like thread patterns, quality of rubber, condition… etc. These factors can influence the way your vehicle reacts, such as; braking distances (winter tires shorten braking distances by 25%), level of traction and handling. So, it's recommended to consult with an expert when buying winter tires for your vehicle.

Contact our parts department for more information.

Winter Driving Tips:

  1. Don’t drive too fast, always drive at a moderate speed to have better control;
  2. Always keep a safe distance between you and the vehicles around you
  3. Cut out distractions such as cell phones and focus on the road;
  4. Know your traffic reports: meaning listen to the radio for information about the roads and the weather, look up your trajectory in on the internet
  5. Clean your headlights. Light, this is a very important component especially if you live in a rural area, having good lights keeps you safe, always make sure to go to your dealership to check and change any parts like light bulbs, replace old wires,

Contact North Bay Mitsubishi to prepare YOUR car for the winter months ahead.