Driving an old car from Toronto to Winnipeg in winter <Completed successfully>
approx dates of travel ( Mid Jan to end of Jan)
Mechanically Good condition.Engine running smooth on Mobil1 since 2012 ( when I bought it) . Tranny oil changed every alternate year with Honda Synthetic . Radiator fluid changed in 2012 as well
Suspension seems good .. No known issues
Just that car burns oil but that seems normal for this engine. I carry oil
Travel will be covered in 3 days .. approx 700kms per day
Do you guys see any issue or something I should worry about?... specially considering it is Mid Jan
Car has four brand new Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires
Battery was changed in 2014 but I will be honest.. at times I find startup bit slow than what I would expect but it does not struggle to start though.
My only worry is - Car not starting after parking outside in minus 30 or so temp during 2 nights it will be parked outside the motel.
Am I taking risk?
Pls also include your experience if any about (Snowstorms, bad roads, highways dangerous with Snow/Ice.) on this route.
I had created a thread in "Travel" Forum for this purpose thinking there can be more travellers doing this trip who might not visit Automotive section but moderators seems to have problem with that. Why a thread can not exist in two forums if perspective is different?t.....Anyways