Editorial

There’s no doubt about it, winter is coming fast. Every morning I have to scrape off my windshield before I can drive to work

There’s no doubt about it, winter is coming fast.

Every morning I have to scrape off my windshield before I can drive to work, and I know it’s only a matter of weeks or even days before I’m shoveling snow off my car and trying to prize open the frozen doors.

While I love winter in the Elk Valley and all the fun that it brings, one thing I don’t like about it is how expensive it is to keep my car going through the harshest season.

So far, I have bought a new ice scraper and windshield wash for my car, but the big expenses are still to come. I will need to buy winter tires in the next couple of weeks and my car is also already sounding a bit reluctant to start in the mornings, so I’ll need to invest in a block heater. I had dreams of getting my little car fitted with a remote start, so I can get it going in the morning while I’m still sipping my coffee inside my nice warm flat… but I don’t think somehow my credit card is going to allow it.

For others who are waiting for the next pay check to get their car set up for winter, there is some good news. The Free Press has an $800 gas card to give away, so once your credit card is maxed out getting your car fit for winter, you won’t have to worry about paying to keep it running!

For your chance to win your gas for winter, just go to The Free Press website and click where it says “Readership Survey.” Fill in a few questions about The Free Press and that’s it. Not only will you be in the running to win $800 in gas but you are also helping The Free Press by providing us with important feedback that will help us serve you better.

 

Happy winter driving!