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  • Writer's pictureJonnie Hendrickson

How to "Winterize" Your Vehicle

A child pushing a toy car out of a snowbank

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 becomes viscous (thick) which affects its ability to flow smoothly. This places extra strain on your battery and starter, which are already working overtime to start your car and keep it running efficiently. Throw in maxed out heat and defrost dials and you've got a recipe for disaster.

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.

  • 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.

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As you process the grief of summer’s inevitable end, and turn your focus to the impending icy future, here are three things you can do right now to ensure you're ready for winter:

  1. We suggest getting your battery, starter and alternator assessed before the first snowfall. Book our Vehicle Winterization Service now for under $10, and we'll give you total peace of mind heading into winter. This service includes: •Testing the Radiator's Antifreeze Strength • 4 Wheel Tire Rotation & Inspection • Test Electrical Charging System & Battery Analysis Printout • Complete Brake Inspection • Test all Emergency Signal and Reverse Lights • Check all Hoses and Drive Belts • Lubricate Locks & Hinges • Test Block Heater

  2. Get your Winnipeg Winter Oil Change now and you'll receive the most reliable oil change in Winnipeg as well as your Start & Go Card as our guarantee to you! No appointment necessary.

  3. 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! Did you know that with your Winter Oil Change we offer Free Winter Tire installation for most vehicles?

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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