Preparing For Winter Roads in British Columbia

People sometimes refrain from driving during winter because it is a well-known fact that in severe weather it is challenging to drive. A mere miscalculation on the road can have agonizing consequences. It is the same in most regions where driving is sometimes considered impossible. In British Columbia, for instance, winter driving is believed potentially dangerous because of low visibility, slippery roads, heavy snowfall, and so on. Even overconfident drivers can make a mistake. This is the time when utmost care while driving is required. Here are some helpful tips on what to do when driving during wintertime and even heavy rains in British Columbia is inevitable.


Stay alert when driving in the rain or snow. It is not the time to make uncontrolled movements or play with the steering wheel. A driver should be gentle and have a good grip. Ensure you are also looking far ahead and learn to anticipate. The idea is not just applicable in British Columbia but also in other areas where winter is typical.

Drive Slow

During rainy days it is not wise to accelerate your driving as if you are in a rush. Brake beforehand and not at the last minute. Drive gradually, as it is dangerous because of the slippery road and the tread of the vehicle have less traction compared to driving during fair weather. Some seasoned drivers know how crucial safe driving is during frosty weather.

Headlights To Use In The Rain

It’s been ages since yellow lights were the only type of light used for headlights, and there are still so many questions about whether the yellow light is the real thing that helps improve visibility or if it is white light. However, in some countries, yellow is the most preferred for fog lights, but it is not extremely helpful during bad weather.
White lights, on the other hand, are considered better as lights appear like the bright sunlight that helps illuminate a larger part of the road, even during heavy rains.

Rain Tires

Hydroplaning is what drivers want to avoid during rainy weather, and it is only with the right tire that this is more avoidable. Tires nowadays are fitted with features, so it is safely used, such as providing excellent traction, minimizing vibration, and excellent grip on the road, among others. As always, you have to ready yourself for the cost of each tire equipped with high technology features. Be prepared for the excess expenses to enjoy the benefits.

Coquihalla Highway October 1 Snow and Ice

Cold season requirement for tires is now mandatory for all automobiles, not just in Coquihalla, but for most British Columbia highways. It is a requisite to ensure that the tires have safety features, the necessary tread depth, and the best traction performance to function satisfactorily during the cold weather. Rules apply until early spring, and you will be slapped with a fine when you use the said roads without using appropriate tires.

Do Not Attempt  The Coquihalla  with Summer Tires

Be aware of the provisions about having your vehicle fitted with cold season tires, and if you have summer wheels and feel stubborn about following the directive, you should be ready to pay the fine. You may have the money to handle fees but are not ready to face the consequences of using summer tires and making your driving less safe.

All Season  VS Winter Tires

All-season tires can serve you up to a point, but they are not advisable for extreme cold weather. They have a lesser grip, are not equipped to drive on ice, and the rubber used during the manufacture may not be able to sustain the requirements during the cold season. All-season tires have minimum features you can use for mild snowy weather but not extreme ones. Frosty weather tires are more flexible and considered unique hence the clamor for such type of tire for a safe driving experience.

If you have questions or concerns about how your vehicle is reacting on the road please call us

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