As winter approaches, the drop in temperatures can pose challenges for your vehicles and equipment. Cold weather can take a toll on engines and moving parts, affecting their performance and longevity. At 49 North Lubricants, we understand the importance of keeping your machinery in top-notch condition, especially during the winter months. In this blog post, we'll explore some essential tips to help you prepare for Winter 2023 and ensure that your vehicles and equipment are ready for winter!


  1. Choose the Right Engine Oil:

One of the most crucial steps in winterizing your vehicles and equipment is selecting the appropriate engine oil. Cold temperatures can cause conventional oils to thicken, making it difficult for them to flow smoothly and provide proper lubrication. 49 North offers a range of high-quality synthetic oils that are designed to perform optimally in colder conditions. These oils maintain their ability to flow, ensuring that your engine components are well-lubricated even in frigid temperatures.


  1. Check and Replace Fluids:

In addition to engine oil, it's essential to check and replace other fluids regularly. Brake fluid, transmission fluid, and coolant all play crucial roles in your vehicle's performance, especially during winter. Ensure that these fluids are at the recommended levels and consider using specialized winter formulations that can withstand lower temperatures.


  1. Inspect and Replace Filters:

Clean air and fuel filters are important for the efficient operation of your vehicles and equipment. During winter, engines work harder to overcome the cold, making it even more important to have clean filters. Also, regularly inspect and replace air and fuel filters to prevent clogs that could lead to reduced engine performance.


  1. Battery Maintenance:

Cold weather can be particularly harsh on vehicle batteries, leading to decreased performance and, in some cases, complete failure. Before winter sets in, check the battery's charge and inspect for any signs of corrosion. Therefore, you should consider investing in a high-quality battery with sufficient cold-cranking amps (CCA) to ensure reliable starts even in freezing temperatures.


  1. Tire Care:

Proper tire maintenance is important for winter driving. Check the tire pressure regularly and ensure that it meets the manufacturer's recommendations. Consider switching to winter tires for better traction on snow and ice. Additionally, inspect the tread depth to guarantee the best performance in challenging winter conditions.



Winterizing your vehicles and equipment is a good idea that can save you from potential headaches and costly repairs. Thus, 49 North Lubricants is committed to helping you keep your machinery running smoothly throughout Winter. By following these tips and using our high-quality lubricants, you can ensure that your vehicles and equipment are ready for winter!



For any questions about how you can get your fleet ready for winter reach out to and our experts will be happy to help.