Winterizing Your Custom Bus for Vancouver Weather
Winter conditions can take a toll on your custom bus or vehicle. Whether you are travelling in Vancouver or out of the area, there are a few steps to take to ensure you are prepared for any weather you may encounter while on the road.
An important part of winterizing your custom bus may be switching out to a new set of winter tires. You may not encounter much snow, but cold temperatures can still wreak havoc on pavement and icy conditions are possible, so winter tires help ensure safety.
Winter Wiper Fluid
You probably use your windshield washer fluid to help clean off dust and bugs, but in winter, washer fluid can help remove built up ice. Look for washer fluid that works in below freezing temperatures and you’ll be set for winter.
You may need to worry a bit more about your battery than usual, once winter sets in. Make sure it is working well and the battery holds a full charge. Winter is also a good time to make sure that you have jumper cables on hand —even if you don’t need them, you might find someone else who does, and being a Good Samaritan is always a good thing.
Cold Weather Oil
Check your preferred oil to make sure it’s compatible with colder weather. If it isn’t, replacing it with something that is more seasonally appropriate can make a big difference in the performance of your custom bus during winter.
Prep an Emergency Kit
Make sure you have an emergency kit that’s winter ready. At least one blanket, flashlight, warm clothes, bottled water, snacks, and other winter-appropriate supplies can make the difference between life and death if you happen to break down, especially in winter.
Most importantly, check with your service department and keep up with regularly scheduled maintenance appointments. They will make sure you are on track and prepared for colder conditions.