Driving in Montreal in the winter season is a magnificent experience. However, it can be difficult when your windshield becomes coated in ice from the snow and cold rain. When this happens, you’ll need to take care of the windshield quickly so that you don’t have to pull over and wait for the car to warm up again. Here are some tips on managing your car’s window glass in Montreal’s winter season.
Are you planning a winter trip to Canada? Are you looking forward to exploring this magnificent season in your rental car? Wonderful concept! A winter wonderland is in store!
If this is your first time driving on icy roads, we recommend reading the tips below.
How to Clean Your Windshield in Winter?
Verify the windshield washer fluid level before starting the car. Winter windshield washer fluid (to -40 °C freeze protection) should be complete in the tank. You’ll soon learn that driving in the winter in Canada leads to a dirty windshield; you’ll be operating your windshield wipers frequently. When windshield washer fluid runs out, visibility will significantly decrease, endangering both your safety and the safety of others. The best advice we can give is always to maintain a gallon of extra windshield washer fluid in your car’s trunk.
Consider buying an electric car washing tool if you’re looking for something more thorough than regular cleaning. These tools are to clean more than your windshield, so you can use them on all of the windows and even your vehicle’s hood. They’re also durable, so you won’t have to worry about breaking while in use.
- Start the car, then switch the heat to “defrost.” By doing this, the windows won’t fog up. Clear the car’s windows, headlights, rearview mirrors, and roof of snow and ice. Before leaving, wait until the windows are evident. A snow brush and ice scraper should be standard equipment in every rental automobile.
- Fill the fuel tank as much as you can. Running out of petrol is never fun, but it’s even worse in the cold!
- When there is poor visibility, turn on your lights.
- Stay focused, reduce your speed, and maintain control of your car. Give yourself enough room to stop from the vehicle in front of you. It takes longer to stop on wet or icy roads.
- Watch out for black ice. Sometimes the road surface appears dry, but the ice may cover it in a thin, slippery layer of ice virtually imperceptible to the unaided eye. Driving as though the road has ice will help you develop safe driving habits, even though this isn’t always the case.
- Never suddenly brake. Instead of braking in the middle of a curve, which could result in you losing control of your car, slow down as you approach it. Pump the brakes rather than slam them on if you need to stop fast.
All these tips are a precaution when driving in Montreal in the winter season. However, you can count on us to provide you with the best-of-the-line rental cars ready for all situations and seasons.