Maintenance tips for your car going in to the winter months

Posted on October 18, 2021 at 5:49 am

The dark mornings and nights are now upon us and the temperature is starting to drop. Unfortunately, it probably won’t be long before we start to see ice on the grounds and possibly even some snow.

Safety must be the number one priority for your vehicle as we head into winter. You need to take a little extra time to check that everything is in order with your vehicle before you set off on a journey.

One of the most basic things to consider is one that the police regularly highlight, and yet still people do not realise the importance of it. If your car windows are frosted up on a morning, you must not leave it running with the keys in while it thaws. Far too many people have had their cars stolen in this manner and it is one that can leave insurance invalid. This being said it is also very important not to drive off without properly defrosting your screen and other windows as this can be very dangerous. Although tempting, you should not pour hot water over your screen as this can cause it to crack.

In some countries with regular extreme weather, snow chains are an option for the tyres. In the UK these are less likely to be necessary unless you live somewhere isolated and open to the elements, but it is important to make sure you have a decent tread.

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