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.
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.
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 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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