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  • Writer's pictureJonnie Hendrickson

Are you ready for another Winnipeg Winter?

In Winnipeg, we know winter. We know that winter means endless snowbanks, snapping winds and sinking temperatures. We know it means long johns, two pairs of socks in our skates and never forgetting to “plug in” at work. Experience has taught us to run back into the house and grab that tiny folding novelty shovel and toss it in our trunk, just in case another motorist didn’t. Last winter’s record snowfall reminded us to be prepared every time we left the house.

Part of being prepared for the winter season is making sure that you have the proper oil in your car. Did you know that cold temperatures cause oil to thicken and slow down? Oil flows throughout the entire engine and performs several essential functions including lubricating, cushioning and cleaning your engine. Motor oil needs to stay within a specific range for optimal performance. As temperatures fluctuate, conventional oil can become too thick, or too thin. This effect on oil viscosity makes it difficult for your engine to run smoothly, placing extra strain on your battery and starter, which are already working overtime to get your car up and running.

This is why Super Lube offers our exclusive Winnipeg Winter Oil, designed specifically for Canadian winter. Benefits of our Winter Oil include fast flow at start up, increased resistance to thickening, and 3x faster lubrication than conventional oils. We are so convinced that using proper seasonal oil will preserve and extend battery power and life, that if your vehicle doesn’t Start & Go after a Winnipeg Winter Oil change, we will pay the tow.

As you process the grief of summer’s inevitable end, and turn your focus to the impending icy future, here are three additional winterization tips to consider. We suggest getting your battery, starter and alternator assessed before the first snowfall. A typical 24-point check, like the one we offer with our 10-minute oil change will also add to your peace of mind. And don’t procrastinate too long on getting your tires changed over. When the temperature hit’s -7 it’s time to get your winter wheels on!

In a winter like ours, you need tough, trustworthy friends who will roll up their sleeves and dig you out of a drift or boost a dead battery. You also need an oil that is as dependable as they are. A little oil change can go a long way.

Happy winterizing!



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