Get your vehicle ready for the winter

27/10/2021  Useful Information All News

There is no escaping it - with the clocks turning back, we will be welcoming winter into our lives!

With that, there are certain things we should all be considering when it comes to our vehicles to ensure they are winter ready.

Firstly, it's always advisable to check the following:

  • Fuel, oil, wipers, tyres, coolant, screen wash.
  • Before getting behind the wheel for long drives or even your commute to work, you should check you have enough fuel.
  • Heading into work or cities can become hard work during the winter months. Dark when you leave, dark when you return.
  • You could find to yourself stuck in traffic and consuming more fuel and ultimately more oil too, so make sure that is topped up.
  • It goes without saying, your tyres should be pumped up to the required standards as set in your vehicle handbook.
  • It's important that your coolant levels are topped up, enough screen wash in your car, and your wipers are in tip top condition will be vital!

We advise people to put together a basic winter car kit with a few items to make sure you’re ready when cold weather really hits.

Your winter car kit should include:

  • Ice scraper and de-icer
  • Jump leads
  • Reflective warning triangle – ideally two
  • Sunglasses (for the winter glare)
  • In-car phone charger – and a portable battery charger
  • Blanket (in the event of emergencies)

All of these items are now found in major supermarkets making it easy to pick them up amongst your weekly shop.

Don't leave it too late, be winter ready!

We hope this helps! Drive safely people.

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