Winter servicing is important for safety and to ensure your car remains in good condition despite the inclement weather.
Statistics compiled by recovery companies show that breakdowns more than double during the winter months, with snow, ice, wind and rain causing havoc with driving conditions.
If your vehicle is due its service it would be a good idea to get it booked in before the weather turns. If your car isn’t yet due its service you’re still welcome to bring it in for a professional winter car check. Failing that, please make sure you carry out a few simple checks yourself, ensuring that both you and your car are prepared for what’s to come.
Auto Express published an article earlier this month providing top tips for preparing your vehicle for the winter months, some of which we highlight below.
Winter car maintenance checklist
- Check your car battery
- Check antifreeze
- Check screen wash
- Check exterior lights
- Professional winter car checks
- Fit winter tyres
- Carry winter car equipment
There are a few quick and easy winter checks that only take a few minutes, such as making sure you have enough antifreeze or washer fluid, and ensuring all your lights are fully functioning. These simple checks could make all the difference in a cold spell.
Bigger jobs such as winter servicing or fitting winter tyres are things we could help you with, just get in touch with our technicians – we can offer advice on what steps could be taken to help you take to have a trouble-free winter.