Home / Blogs

Tips For Towing Your Trailer In The Winter

Tips For Towing Your Trailer In The Winter

People who often find themselves towing a trailer in Canada understand that it’s hard to predict road conditions in the winter. While it’s helpful to check weather reports before hitting the road, starting your journey in favorable weather conditions is highly recommended. In Edmonton, driving conditions can be dangerous in the snow. Only expert tow truck drivers can safely deal with wet and slippery roads. Here are some valuable tips for towing your trailer in the snow:

Watch your speed

Overspeeding is not at all a safe option when it comes to driving in snowy weather conditions. It’s important to slow down and reduce your speed so you can have more time to respond to roadside hazards. Reaching your destination on time might be a headache but crossing the speed limits can create new headaches.

Know your vehicle

Whether you have an all-in-one kind of trailer or you have a 5th wheeler hitched to a heavy-duty truck, make sure to get yourself familiarized with the vehicle. Driving a car is a different experience as compared to driving large vehicles. The more you practice, the more comfortable you will be when driving in the bad weather.

Consider the load

Before you hit the road, make sure to keep in mind the size of your trailer and the extra weight your trailer is carrying. If you’re towing an oversized trailer in the snow, it’s going to be a tough driving experience. Heavy trailers and vehicles don’t move the way small vehicles move in the snow. So, make sure to understand what it takes to safely tow a trailer.

Have an emergency kit

Planning and preparation are two key tasks that ensure the safety and successful completion of the job. So, do yourself a favor and add an emergency kit to your plan. The kit must include tools that can help you get unstuck in the snow. Also, small objects like wind-up torch, a warning triangle, and a blanket will make your journey easy.

Keep your trailer well-maintained

Maintenance is the only way to keep your vehicles and trailers in good working condition. The significance of proper maintenance increases in the winter. Therefore, before you start the trip, inspect your trailer. If you can’t do this, let a mechanic ensure that your trailer is ready for tough roadside conditions. Feel free to call roadside assistance service if you need help.

About Action Towing

Action Towing is proud to serve Edmonton and surrounding areas with top-notch towing and roadside assistance services. We have years of experience dealing with bad weather conditions and delivering efficient and affordable services. Visit our website for more details!


A place to come for news and updates about our services, our equipment, careers,
what we’ve been up to lately.

September 22, 2023

In today’s fast-paced world, where we heavily rely on vehicles for our daily transportation needs, the last thing anyone wants is to be stranded due to a dead car battery. Vehicle battery drains can catch us off guard and disrupt our plans, but fortunately, there are services available from reliable towing companies to help us… Continue reading Understanding Vehicle Battery Drains & Boosting Services

September 18, 2023

Finding the right auto scrap removal service becomes important when you’re ready to part ways with your old or damaged vehicle. It’s not just about saying goodbye to your car; it also affects the environment and your wallet. But with so many options out there, it can be a bit overwhelming to figure out which… Continue reading Choosing The Right Auto Scrap Removal Service: Key Considerations

September 14, 2023

Luxury cars are more than just vehicles; they’re a symbol of elegance, sophistication, and high performance. If you’re a proud owner of a luxury car, you understand the meticulous care and attention these automobiles require. From their exquisite design to their powerful engines, luxury cars demand specialized handling in every aspect – including towing. In… Continue reading Why Should You Choose Flatbed Towing For Luxury Cars?