Getting Your Car Winter Ready in Killam, Alberta

Getting Your Car Winter Ready in Killam, Alberta

On your last drive, you would have surely noticed that the leaves are changing colour and beginning to fall. The skies are becoming more overcast, while the warmth of the sun is felt far and in between. It is a clear sign that Mother Nature is turning the tide towards a season which brings a new set of challenges. Winter is clearly upon the residents of Edmonton, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, and Wainwright, Alberta, and that's why winter tires are an essential addition to being winter-ready.

Why Winter Tires?

Canadian winter tires are a crucial component of getting your vehicle ready for winter. Winter tires are engineered and designed to perform in certain weather conditions compared to summer or all-season tires. Winter tires are manufactured from a different compound that tends to be softer because, under seven degrees, the compound in your tires will either contract or stay soft. Winter tires also have a more aggressive tread pattern that reduces snow and ice accumulation between the tread. Also, by having two sets of tires and using them properly, you will extend the lifespan of both. At Campbell Mclennan, we have a parts centre full of winter tires for all of your favourite vehicles, including Ram 1500, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Jeep Cherokee. As the only component of your vehicle that comes in contact with the road, we understand that your tires are important. However, there are many other factors we need to consider when getting winter-ready, continue reading to find out more.

Oil Change

Though changing your oil is something that needs to be completed regularly, it is even more crucial in the winter months. In some cases, the type of oil used may also need to change. Contact us for more information.

Antifreeze Levels

Checking the level and mix of your antifreeze will play an essential role during the cold winter months. In normal weather conditions, you want a 50/50 ratio of coolant to water, yet in the colder winter months, it should be close to 60/40 coolant to water

Vehicle Fluids

Checking antifreeze levels will save you a headache in the future. However, checking the condition of other fluids is also important. Examples of fluids to check are windshield fluid, brake fluid, power-steering fluid, and transmission fluid. Make sure these fluids are topped up and in good condition before the winter season arrives.

Popular Questions:

When to change winter tires

Winter tires should be changed when the temperature falls below seven degrees continuously.

Are all season tires good for winter?

All season tires can function in the winter season; however, winter tires are designed to function the best. Their compound and tread design are far more effective than all-season tires.

How much are winter tires?

Winter tires, like other products, will vary in cost. Depending on the manufacturer and size you choose, the price will be different. Contact us for options and pricing.

How long do winter tires last?

Winter tires last like other tires; however, it is dependent on how they are used. If the driver is aggressive or decides to drive winter tires in warmer weather, their lifespan will diminish.


Campbell McLennan Chrysler

4519-51a Avenue, Box 510 Killam, AB T0B2L0

Sales: 888-247-6155 | Service: 888-706-6167 | Parts: 888-520-1285

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