Coquitlam Used Cars Winter Tips for Coquitlam Used Cars When it is time to make a vehicle purchase, it only makes sense to look at used cars as an option when you’re searching in Coquitlam. But, if you want to get the most out of the search for Coquitlam used cars it is essential that you are winterizing your vehicle. Winter weatherization is imperative for any vehicle, and for any automobile more than five years old it could be a matter of life or death. At the end of the day, it can be very simple things needed to winterize your vehicle for the cold winter days. These winter weatherization tips will keep your Coquitlam used car in dependable shape all winter long. Slow down! When snow, ice and heavy rains are on the road you shouldn’t be driving the same speeds as you normally would. Tires don’t stop as well and brakes aren’t as effective either. Also, make sure that you are staying back from the driver ahead of you to increase the amount of time you have to react. Keep your headlights on at all times – including the day time if your lights are not automatically set – to improve your visibility. Do not use the cruise control feature on your car during wintry conditions. Remember that bridges and overpasses freeze more quickly than the road, so pay special attention in these areas. Approach with caution! Don’t forget about black ice. The roads may look clear and safe to drive, but those small patches of ice can be very dangerous! Also keep in mind that your vehicle is not invincible. Even if you are driving a powerful 4WD SUV it pays to be cautious in severe road conditions. Use gentle motions when braking in icy and snowy conditions. Most people recommend that you simply ‘tap’ the brakes to help prevent the vehicle from skidding. Keep the tank full of gas at all times, and be ready with a survival kit. Your kit should contain blankets, water, warm clothes, a flashlight, batteries, an ice scraper, a flare or two, and something to entertain yourself (and the kids!) should you get stuck. With these tips you can prepare yourself for winter and face it head on without any worries. Make sure that you are well prepared and ready to take on that winter weather that comes to Coquitlam. Here at Coquitlam Chrysler we can help you find the right new vehicle or used vehicle for our cold climate, replace worn tires in our service bay, or order helpful parts and accessories from our parts department. So get in touch with us today!