Shipping my car during winter
In Canada, winter is one of the busiest seasons for car shipment. Winter in Canada brings more than just beautiful snowflakes. Seasonal changes bring a wide range of road and weather conditions. At any one time, each province might have its unique climate and weather, which can range from mild to severe.
Be advised that your vehicle may be snow-covered and/or the windows may be obscured due to the winter weather and road conditions. We want you to be ready to pick up your vehicle once it has been transported to its final destination.
For this reason, here are some things to keep in mind.
How to prepare
We want you to be prepared to pick up your vehicle once it has been transported to its final destination if you are shipping your vehicle in the winter.
Car shipping and winter
Winter in Canada isn’t only about beautiful snowfall. Seasonal changes bring a wide range of road and weather conditions with them.
How to prepare to pick up my car
Please ensure that you leave a squeegee or snow brush, a cloth, and, ideally, a filled spray bottle inside your vehicle or bring these items with you when you pick up your vehicle.
These items will ensure that you will be able to clear your windows, headlights, and taillights, so that you’ll be able to safely drive home after collecting your vehicle.
As you know, here in Canada, weather conditions can quickly change from mild to severe and vary from city to city and province to province over the winter months.
Get your car ready for winter car shipping conditions
– Ensure that all of your vehicle’s fluids are filled, including antifreeze, windshield fluid, coolant, transmission oil, and so on.
– The battery is in good condition; it must function well and maintain a charge in frigid weather.
– Check that your tires are appropriately inflated to the recommended PSI.
– To start and warm your vehicle at the Terminal, and to drive on and off the carrier, the vehicle requires a quarter tank of gas.
Please keep in mind that our goal is to deliver your vehicle securely and within the time frames you’ve been given. Nonetheless, it is vital that you follow the guidelines described above. Vehicles that have not been properly winterized generate avoidable delays and costs.