Top ways to prepare your car for winter
preparing your vehicle for the winter months
by Abi Moses on 22nd September, 2017
The winter season can be detrimental for cars, which is exactly why it’s so important to prepare well in advance. Whether you are on the motorway, or warming up the car on the drive, the winter season can cause trouble in numerous ways.
Here are the top ways you can make sure that your vehicle will withstand the cold weather this winter.
Monitor tire pressure
It’s important to check your tire pressure at lease once a month. This is especially important during the winter. Tire pressure’s can drop as the air becomes colder, making your vehicle more likely to slide on icy roads. Your cars specifications should be located in its log book, so be safe and check your tire pressure regularly throughout the winter.
Have your battery tested
Battery capacity decreases during the colder months, and so it’s important that you arrange a mechanic to examine it beforehand. It should be able to cope with peak conditions, and to help reduce its damage you could park your car in a garage. This way it is out of the cold condition, ultimately protecting its battery.
Inspect headlights and brake lights
It is vital to have a fully functioning headlights and brake lights during the dark mornings/evenings. It is especially important when you are dealing with fog or heavy snow. Not only does it help your own visibility whilst driving, it helps other road users to see you. Plastic headlight lens repair kits can be found at numerous retailers, though you should have your car serviced whilst entering the winter months to be safe.
Do you have any queries with regards to driving this winter? Be sure to contact us with regards to car financing and winter vehicle repair at, www.carfinancedeals.ltd.uk.