4 Car Maintenance Tips For Winter

With winter just around the corner, there’s no better time than the present to take a look at your car to see if it’s ready to handle what the weather has to throw at us this year. To help you get to grips with it all, here’s a brief checklist of what you should be looking out for this coming season.

Lights

As the nights draw in, it’s important that the lights on your car are in good working order. Look to see if any bulbs need replacing or if your headlights are looking a bit yellow. If they are, they may need to be replaced.

Check coolant levels

Coolant is necessary in cars because it stops your engine freezing when the temperature drops. Check that the car isn’t low on coolant and that you don’t have any leaks that might see it drain out.

Winter tyres

You might decide it’s a good idea to put winter tyres on your car if you live somewhere where you get heavy snowfall each year. These kinds of tyres have better traction so you’re less likely to skid. You’ll also find stopping and turning on cold ground a lot easier.

Tyre pressure

Tyre maintenance is a must throughout the year but it’s especially important in winter. Make sure the pressure is correct as the temperature drops. If you do have low tyre pressure, you could damage your tyres quickly – and this could lead to an accident in bad weather.

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9 COMMENTS

  • Harry Sullivan
    November 1, 2017, 1:17 pm REPLY

    Once in a blue moon, it may be facile for a car owner to stop thinking about giving his vehicle tender-hearted attention that his vehicle needs to stay in a gilt-edged shape. But with the heavy soft hail, iced up streets, and chilled weather that a Jack Frost can precipitate now is the much needed time to make certain to give genuine maintenance to the vehicle. I mean to say that the inclement weather can being so many provocations for the vehicle. So, I think it will better to inspect the tires and replace it with winter tires, check air filter, top off the fluids, change the oil, replace wiper blades and keep the battery warm and charged so that one can make his winter ride smooth and convenient.

  • Lopez Nelson
    November 3, 2017, 1:13 pm REPLY

    As winter brings cold with it become a challenging job for the car owner to look after his car. Before winter arises you must go through the maintenance of the tire, coolant level and lights etc. When you see your car’s tire is getting loose of its pressure it is best to fill it with right amount of air pressure. To stop your engine freezing when the temperature drops you need to maintain the coolant level at its safe value. Doing regular servicing of the car at a reputed garage may leads to keep your car running for a long time.

  • Daniel layman
    November 10, 2017, 11:46 am REPLY

    You have some important tips here about winter preparation. Another most important thing is that the tire should be replaced if it trades is very less than normal. It is difficult to control your vehicle on the snowy surface if your tire has less tread. As the trade helps in producing traction and if your tire has less tread then replace it with another winter tire so that you can produce enough traction on snowy surface and avoid any major problem which could lead into accidents. And if your battery is two to three year old and showing some problem then you should repair or replace it. Thank you for sharing such an informative post with us.

  • Rolf smith
    November 11, 2017, 5:59 am REPLY

    It is really very useful and informative post. You have described about how and why we should maintain our car tire pressure during winter. The thing about tire is that tire pressure varies with the fluctuation of surrounding temperature. During winter season the car pressure decreases due to decrease in temperature. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration there are about 600 fatalities and about 33,000 injuries occurs in a year for the use of under-inflated tires. And we also waste about one billion gallons of gasoline by using under-inflated tires. And also the under-inflated tires produces less friction on snowy surface. So we should maintain our tire pressure at a optimum level. And use of winter tire during winter is much more better than that of using ordinary tire. And, if battery is old enough then it should be replaced by new one. Thank you.

  • Nathan Green
    November 17, 2017, 10:15 am REPLY

    Every car needs some extra care during the winters. In order to get a smooth drive don’t park your car in the open,always cover it or park under a shade. Add anti freezing solution in the coolant tray. Check your wiper blades and replace them if worn out.

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