Top 2 Ways to Prepare Your Vehicle for Your Christmas Holiday Road Trip

At GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody, we are committed to providing our community with personalized professional service…at a fair price. We deliver peace of mind knowing your tire or automotive service is performed with technologically advanced equipment by a highly-trained technician – ensuring you are well-prepared for your Christmas holiday road trip.

Whether helping you to manage your…

·      Oil Change Service

·      Truck Service & Repairs

·      Tire Service

…or other auto care in the Port Moody area, we want to ensure your vehicle is prepared for the weather and holiday road trips ahead with these 2 preparations!

Christmas Holiday Road Trip: 2 Ways to Prepare

There are a couple key tips when it comes to preparing your vehicle for a road trip –  especially during the winter weather. The top 2 we want to focus on are:

  1. Check Your Tires

First and foremost, when it comes to winter driving – especially over mountain passes, ensuring you have the right tires for the drive (and the legal requirements) is imperative.

What is a Legal Winter Tire in B.C.?

As mentioned on the website…

A legal winter tire (on a standard passenger vehicle or a four-wheel/all-wheel vehicle) MUST have at least 3.5 mm of tread depth and must be labelled with either of the following:

  • The letters “M” and “S”, the minimum legal requirement
  • The 3-peaked mountain/snowflake symbol (some manufacturers label with both the mountain snowflake and the M+S symbol)

Require Winter Tire Service in Port Moody? Our Services Include:

  • Wheel Alignment
  • Balancing
  • Tire Repairs
  • Complete Tire Service
  • Tire Storage
  • Check Your Fluids

Also an imperative check – is your fluid levels.

Fill your windshield washer fluid, ensure you have the right motor oil for cold weather, and have your power steering fluid, brake fluid and coolant checked as well. All of which our Port Moody Oil Change Service can help address. offers some great additional tips on preparing your vehicle for a road trip, which are well-worth checking out regardless of the season or weather.

Ready to get your vehicle road-trip ready? We are conveniently located at 2625 St Johns Street in Port Moody. We would be more than happy to help prepare your vehicle for the Christmas holiday road trip season – and look forward to doing so!