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Tips for Safe Winter Driving

winter driving tipsWe’re having a late Winter which means very challenging driving conditions, salty roads, and icy streets as we hit the tail end of the “Polar Vortex” that has plagued the rest of North America. As you can guess, it’s a stressful time for both drivers and auto body experts as we deal with a higher volume of accidents. To stay safe and avoid the auto body shop, we’ve put together some tips to help you stay safe on the road.

Check Lighting

It’s easy to ignore a light that has gone out but with winter weather conditions like the ones we are having, being visible, especially in the short winter days may be the difference between having an accident or not.

Unfortunately with a lot of modern vehicles, changing the lights aren’t just a matter of screwing in a lightbulb. A lot of lights have sensors these days that need to be checked by a qualified technician. Thankfully Colorworks Toms Custom Autobody has an express service that will fix your light in no time. Please give us a call to book a guaranteed appointment or just drop on by and we’ll have you in and out within the day.

Check Tires

Winter tires are one of the most important aspect when it comes to maneuverability in the snow. For Vancouver’s hilly terrain, you need winter tires in cold weather even if it doesn’t snow. Winter tires help grip the ground when it’s below freezing allowing you to stop quickly. Lastly, remember to keep your tires properly inflated for better grip on the road. Tires tend to lose air pressure quicker in sub-zero temperatures so check them regularly.

Check The Battery

Cold weather really tests the durability of your car battery. It’s important to do regular maintenance in freezing temperatures as batteries are more likely to fail. Most batteries last up to 5 years so if you think it’s at the end of its life span, you should run a voltage test on it. If it doesn’t hold much of a charge, you should get it replaced immediately. It’s also a good idea to keep a spare battery in your trunk just in case you get stranded.

Winter Accident Repair Experts

Colorworks Toms Custom Autobody has experienced staff to deal with all kinds of winter conditions. For small weather-related issues, our express service can likely fix your vehicle easily with same day walk-in service. We can handle almost every type of vehicle from luxury vehicles to commercial fleets and more.

Colorworks Toms Custom Autobody has several locations including one in Coquitlam and one in Port Coquitlam. We also serve the surrounding Tri-City areas including Port Moody, and Pitt Meadows. To make an appointment, call our number at 604-931-3441 and we will help direct to the best location to handle your auto body repair, dent repair, or collision repair needs.

Give Us a Call: 604-931-3441