If you are planning to rent a car for the winter in Montreal, whether for your business trips, comfort, travel, or convenience, you should consider the following.
Prepare Your Car for the Winter
The first thing to remember is that low temperatures can affect the vehicle’s operation. However, with Corporate Cars, you have the advantage that we leave your car in the best conditions to withstand the winter in safety. On the other hand, we know that the state of the roads is not the best in Canada; therefore, we ensure that our rental comes with good tires and brakes.
Be Careful With the Snow
Another tool that we cannot forget is a scraper to remove the ice that may form on the windows. Here an essential tip, if the car sleeps outdoors, is to cover them with newspaper or something to prevent the accumulation of a large volume of frost that delays your trip and worsens your vision.
Another thing we should carry is battery clamps. In cold weather, they discharge much faster, and it is always better to take them with you.
Drive Safely in Snow and Ice
Several simple rules can help us to have a smooth trip.
- Increase the safety distance. Both on highways and in ports, especially if we have trucks in front or behind us.
- Avoid accelerations, sharp turns, and braking that could cause skidding. It is preferable to drive at a slower speed since temperature and snow alter the performance of the tires.
- If you come across ice patches or foresee, it is essential to remain calm, not to accelerate or brake, and, if possible, to drive in high gears to increase traction.
At Corporate Cars, your safety and comfort are our priority. Therefore, if you are considering renting a car for the winter in Montreal, we will ensure that your vehicle has the optimal maintenance and safety so that your trip will be perfect.