Is Your Vehicle Winter Ready?

By: Casltegar Toyota   |   23 Oct 2017
Winter driving

Sorry to be the ones to tell you this, folks, but winter is coming. The cold temperatures arrive a little later in Castlegar compared to the rest of the country, but the truth is winter will be here before we know it. Before the snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures do hit, make sure your vehicle is ready for winter.


Follow our quick guide and make sure you and your vehicle are winter ready.


Winter Tires

First and foremost, it’s incredibly important to have winter tires installed on your vehicle before temperatures drop below 7 degrees Celsius. Below that temperature summer tires begin to lose their ability to grip the road. Winter tires are made with special rubber compounds and tread patterns that are specifically designed to grip ice and frozen roads.


Beat the winter tire rush and have your tires installed before the snow starts falling. Once the first snowflake hits the ground, people all over Castlegar will be getting in line to have their winter tires installed. Save time and hassle by booking your tire appointment today.



Windshield wipers are more important than most people realize. These little wonders are responsible for ensuring you have a clear view of the road so you can drive home safely each and every day. Wipers are constantly exposed to the elements which, over time, can take their toll on your wipers. Intense sun, wind, ice, and temperature changes can crack and break your wipers. If your wipers are showing wear, have them replaced before the snow comes.


Emergency Kit

It’s a smart idea to have a basic emergency kit in your vehicle at all times. If you ever break down on the side of the road, a few key items can really help you out in a pinch. Things like blankets, flashlights, flares, shovels, first aid kits, and other items won’t take up much space, but can really help you out when you’re in a bind.

So, is your car, truck, van, or SUV ready for winter? Book an appointment in our service department today and make sure our ride is winter ready.

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