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Winter Vehicle Maintenance Tips

Winter in the northern BC can be problematic for drivers in other ways then poor road conditions. Vehicle problems related to the cold can wreak havoc on your car's systems. Follow these tips to improve your safety and reduce overall vehicle repair costs. In areas exposed to freezing temperatures, spray door locks with lubricant to prevent freezeups. You don't want to be stuck on a freezing winter night not being able to unlock your door. Things to have on hand especially in the winter months include: Jumper cables, Windshield Scrapers, Flashlight w/ batteries, Emergency Flares, Traction aids (i.e. chains, sand, gravel). In the event that a cold Quesnel day freezes your lock, Don't try to force turn a lock, you can break the key off inside it. Instead, try one of these tricks: Use another door, Use a cigarette lighter or match to heat up your key before inserting it into the lock, Spray commercial deicer into the key opening, Use a hair dryer to shoot warm heat at the lock ... read more