From damage due to road salt to low tire pressure and everything in-between, the winter in BC can be extremely harsh on vehicles. Luckily, there are a few maintenance tips that can keep your Ford running smoothly until springtime.
First, you should switch your all-season tires for a winter set. While the regular tires are pretty good throughout the year, this quick change out could mean the difference between getting home during an ice storm and ending up in the ditch.
Next, you should also check the air pressure for your tires every week. For every 10-degree drop in temperature, you lose an entire pound of pressure. Under-inflated tires can cause premature wear and a loss of traction – which no one wants.
Then, get a new set of windshield wipers, and don’t forget to never turn them on when the glass is covered in ice or snow. To guard against rust caused by salted streets, you can add a protective layer of polymer wax. This creates a barrier and can be removed with a high-pressure washer.
Finally, you should keep your fuel tank half full. This is mainly for an emergency situation.
Contact Ford Parts BC to find winter-ready pieces for your car.