Get Your Car Winter Ready With These Tips: Handling Road Conditions

Winter driving during adverse road conditions can cause all kinds of problems for you and your vehicle as it’s very cold. It gets dark early and stays dark longer. You have to bundle up to stay warm. Your vehicle takes longer to warm up. Snow, ice, and freezing rain can cover the roads as well as your vehicle, making it tough to drive and see out of the vehicle. How are you supposed to deal with all of it?

We at Westview Ford in Courtenay will freely admit that we are unable to do much about the winter weather itself. But what we can do is help you and your vehicle to deal with whatever road conditions the weather throws your way while you are driving in it.

Winter Tires Are Essential To Your Car’s Safety

To get where you need to go during winter driving, you must have the proper winter tires on your vehicle. When the temperature drops below freezing and the frozen precipitation falls, a good set of winter tires can be the difference between arriving safely, and not making it.

Four Winter Tires Give You The Most Safety

For the best possible acceleration, braking, and steering performance when the road conditions turns foul, you need to have four winter tires. This applies whether you have front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive, two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

Winter Tires Can Handle Winter’s Worst

The tough demands of winter driving are reflected in the design of winter tires. You can see this in the tread design, which is more aggressive and has wider grooves to dig in and provide traction in snowy road conditions. The rubber compound is also different – it stays soft and pliable, able to safely grip the road at very low temperatures, for your car’s safety.

Some winter tires are specially designed to safely travel on icy roads – during these road conditions, they can get amazing grip on very slick roads you wouldn’t be able to walk on!

Your original equipment all-season tires harden and lose traction at low temperatures, even if the road is clean and dry. And when the snow comes down, all-season tires can’t deal with major snowfalls. They won’t go, they won’t stop, and they won’t turn.

Bring Your Vehicle In For Its Winter Tire Change Or Tire Replacement

If you have winter tires for your Ford, make a service appointment at Courtenay Ford. We will inspect them, mount and balance them as needed, make the tire change, and verify that you and your winter tires are ready for winter road conditions.

If your Ford is in need of winter tires, come to Courtenay Ford for one of our Winter Safety Packages. This is a complete winter tire package for your specific Ford vehicle. It includes all this:

· 4 Snow Tires

· 4 Steel Wheels

· 4 TPMS Sensors

· Mounting. Balancing & Tire Levy

· One Season Of FREE Storage

You can shop our Winter Safety Packages online, check pricing, and get a specific quote for your vehicle’s winter tire needs. You can even take 60 months to pay, with 0% APR, on approved credit.*

We Want You To Be Safe This Winter

All of us here at Westview Ford in Courtenay are concerned about your car’s safety. With a good set of winter tires, you will be prepared for challenging road conditions.

*Monthly cost excludes taxes and is an estimate only based on a 60-month term with 0% APR O.A.C., rates subject to change, see dealer for details.