We all know that a MINI roadster is synonymous with an efficient, compact and comfortable vehicle. Additionally, for those who are nostalgic for vintage looking vehicles, the MINI is the perfect pick for you. And if you are looking to add a great amount of excitement to your daily commute, then you know that the MINI Cooper Convertible is the way to add character and style to your driving experience. So as an owner of a MINI vehicle, know that you are part of a rich legacy of European inspiration!
But many people do think that it’s absurd to drive a MINI Convertible in Edmonton especially during the winter! Well no, we are here to tell you it can be done with some planning and preparation; you can drive your MINI Convertible with ease in the Edmontonian winter! No need to worry, MINI Edmonton has your back!!
During those extremely cold winter days, of course you want your vehicle to be warm and comfortable. So the first thing you need to do to make sure your MINI Convertible is ready for winter is to get your roof ready! Make sure your roof does not have any holes or rips because these will make driving during the winter really uncomfortable and cold. Just before winter comes around, take the time to inspect your roof!
However, on those days when it is not too cold, feel free to bundle up and let your roof down to enjoy the fresh and cool air. Check your heater to make sure it is running well, this is a must to ensure you are comfortable in your vehicle during the winter.
Also make sure to be really careful not to damage your roof cover by taking it down and putting it up several times during the winter. Because of the cold in the winter, the soft tops will shrink causing the cover to rip.
Safety, control and comfort
And of course, do not forget to get the right tires for the season! All-season tires will not provide you with the safety, control and comfort you need on those slippery roads, so you need to get yourself some winter tires! With appropriate tires, your chances of getting into collisions will significantly decrease! This is because tires designed for the winter season have deeper treads that provide an excellent grip on snowy and icy roads. For help on getting the right winter tires, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our service department. We cannot stress enough the importance of getting winter tires for your MINI Cooper Convertible.
Solid, liquid, gas
Remember that science class in elementary school when you learned about the 3 states of matter: the solid, liquid? Well, this sort of applies to the different liquids in your vehicle. During the winter months, some of the fluids tend to become thicker because of the extreme temperatures. Make sure to change your engine oil because thicker oil will not circulate well in your engine preventing it to function properly.
Refill your wiper fluid to one that has a lower freezing temperature and also change your wiper blades and get ones with more resistance made especially for the winter. After checking the fluids in your MINI Convertible you can drive down the roads of Edmonton with a guaranteed peace of mind.
Emergency preparedness starts with you
Winter in Edmonton can be somewhat harsh at times. For this reason, you want to be ready for any emergency situations that might arise. Therefore, apart from getting your vehicle ready for the season, you also need to build an emergency kit to keep with you. One day an item in your kit will come in handy, certainly! Here are some items we think you need to have in your MINI Convertible at all times to avoid being stranded on the road: first aid kit, jumper cables, ice scraper, few snacks, warm clothing, torch, mobile phone and a reflective triangle.
See how you can make driving your MINI Cooper Convertible in the Edmontonian winter possible? With these few steps, your vehicle will be ready for the winter season! Come visit us at our location on Roper Road or at our new location for more information. MINI Edmonton is here to help you with all your questions and inquiries.