We all know that Canadian winters are long and brutal. Weather conditions often have us staying inside, avoiding the outdoors. If we do need to go out, it’s a long routine of bundling up, staying warm and staying safe. As Canadians, we go into full-on “winterize” mode. But this winter, you don’t need to avoid the outdoors. With Toyota, you can also winterize your vehicle so that you can stay warm, safe, and see what Canada has to offer at this time of year.
So, what does “winterize” mean? It means taking all necessary action and precaution to ensure that you are safe this winter, no matter the weather condition. It means regular vehicle maintenance and ensuring that you have all the necessary equipment available in your vehicle. According to the Canada Safety Council, there are several best practices you should consider to be part of your winterizing process.
Having proper winter tires on your vehicle is the most important factor. In the 2019 Canadian Consumer Winter Tire study, 80% of Canadians believe that having the proper winter tires has saved them from being in a potentially hazardous driving situation or serious collision. Winter tires are specifically designed to withstand freezing temperatures and provide grip on icy, wet or snowy terrains. All-season tires do not provide the same protection and can be dangerous in certain winter weather conditions. Goderich Toyota is your top destination for genuine Toyota Parts and Accessories with an expansive selection of winter tires to choose from. The knowledgeable team will help you find the right tires for your vehicle at the best price. Toyota also offers a price match guarantee, so you don’t have to compromise on certified service and parts for price.
Further to having proper winter tires, consider these practices as part of your winterizing preparation:
- Ensure that all vehicle lights are functioning properly so that you have clear visibility of the road and that you are visible to other drivers.
- Ensure that your battery is fully charged to avoid battery failure while on the road. Cold temperatures can affect your battery’s functionality.
- Ensure your windshield wipers operate properly and that your wiper fluid is topped up to further improve road visibility.
- Keep a snow brush and ice scraper handy.
- Check your brakes to make sure you can stop safely.
Our team at Goderich Toyota is here to help you with any maintenance or accessories you need to make sure your vehicle has been properly winterized. Our Parts & Service departments can assist with everything from snow tires to winter mats, fluid top-ups and more. We’ll also ensure that your vehicle lights and brakes are working and in top condition so that you can set out on the road with confidence.
If you feel like it’s time to upgrade your vehicle, Goderich Toyota has a wide variety of inventory ready to take on the toughest weather conditions. With the Toyota app, you can remote start your engine and set temperatures to get a head-start on warming up your vehicle. The Toyota model lineup also offers a suite of heated features, like heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel and heated side mirrors. These features are available in models like the Corolla, Camry, RAV4, 4Runner, Tacoma, Tundra and more.
Toyota also offers available all-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive in select models to give you further peace of mind in snowy weather conditions. You’ll find all-wheel drive in models like the 2020 Corolla and 2020 Sienna Minivan, and you’ll find 4-wheel drive availability in models like the 2020 Tacoma and 4Runner.
No matter your lifestyle or personal style, Goderich Toyota will help you find the vehicle you need and make sure that you’re winter-ready. Goderich Toyota proudly serves the community of Goderich, as well as the surrounding areas of Walkerton, Exeter, Stratford and Bayfield, making our location your premier Toyota dealership. We invite you to browse our inventory to view our selection of new and pre-owned vehicles. Call, click or come in. We look forward to seeing you soon.