Driving through the Coquihalla? You are thinking about it…
You may have lots of driving experience, but not much on highway driving experience. Most of us drive within the city, but fly or catch the bus when we have to go to a different province or city. Nothing wrong with that!
What happens when you have to relocate and you need to take your vehicle with you? There are a couple options. You will need to ship your vehicle or drive it to your new destination.
In Canada, there are a few highways that many people try to avoid. One of them is the Coquihalla in British Columbia.
High mountain passes are roads built on high mountains. But that is not all there is, these mountains are more than just mounds of rock. They are living, breathing environments, and for this they are subject to a diverse range of weather situations and events that can change without notice.
A sunny day can turn into a snow storm in just moments. As we know, the higher the elevation the cooler the weather and wind, so you will need to be prepared for a snowy situation at any given time.
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If you are still looking to drive through the mountains, we have put together some tips to make your drive as safe as possible.
- Plan ahead. Make safety a priority, make sure your vehicle good highway driving conditions.
- Check forecast. Even though weather can change rapidly, it’s better to have a general idea on what’s happening on the highway.
- Have proper tires. You will need winter tires to go through the Coquihalla during Fall and Winter. At the very least have all season tires.
- Dress according to forecast. Wear warm cloths, boots, have gloves handy in the vehicle. Also pack a couple blankets. The highway can be closed for hours if there’s an accident or severe weather conditions.
- Pack food and water. As we mentioned before the highway may close from time to time, and if you are stuck in your vehicle for hours food and water will be crucial.
- Use social media. There are many accounts on Twitter and other social media places, where you can check weather and road closures on real time.
- Always have a cell phone and a charger. In case on an emergency, you can be communicated or call for assistance.
We hope you get all the information you need before deciding to drive on the Coquihalla.
Wishing you a successful relocation, ShipMyRide Team.