Tips for winterizing your truck before cold weather sets in

December 3, 2019

Temperatures nationwide are beginning their downward trend and some parts of the country are already seeing snowfall.

In extreme temperatures, Petro-Canada Lubricants OEM Technical Liaison Brian Humphrey says lubricants can harden or become too viscous, possibly causing equipment to seize up or fail.

“To avoid this situation, fleet managers and owner-operators need to use a lower viscosity oil, one which can stay viscous and maintain flow as temperatures plummet,” he says. “A lower viscosity lubricant is better able to move around machinery at a quicker pace, keeping the components cool and running.”