Winter Car Preparation

161012-b-tyrTomorrow is the first day of October so with shorter days and darker evenings on the way it’s time to get ready for winter! Suzanne Keane explains how to make your car Winter proof!

Firstly, make sure to keep the following items in the boot for emergencies –

Torch
Hi-Vis vest
Raincoat
Wellys
Warm Blanket
Warning triangle
Phone number for a breakdown service
Can of De-Icer

It’s a good time of year to get your car serviced and to get a general check-up done – as you don’t want to be stranded at the side of the road unnecessarily.

– Check your tyres, including tyre pressure.
–  Winter Preparation – FoggyTop up your coolant/antifreeze – may be a good time to get the system flushed and start from scratch and    remember to check all the hoses.
– Check your wipers and make sure you have plenty of washer fluid. Also make sure your rear window/mirror defrosting is working.
– Keep your fuel tank topped up.
– Check your battery – cold weather will make it much harder to start your car.
–  If your heater isn’t working it would be a good time to consider getting it fixed!

Most importantly, make sure to slow down and keep a safe distance between you and the car in front. If you’re not happy driving in certain weather conditions, don’t.

We’ll be offering more tips and advice  through the winter so remember to check back here

 

Suzanne Keane

30th September, 2013

 

 

Author: Suzanne Keane

A confirmed petrol head with a penchant for retro VW’s, Suzanne has been taking apart (and sometimes putting back together) her own cars for years! You can follow Suzanne on Twitter at @g60girl

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