Caring For Your Car Over The Winter Period
During the Winter months driving conditions can become dangerous for drivers. It is important to prepare your car so that you are ready for the winter weather. In this blog we are going to provide you with some top tips to keep your car running this winter.
Check Your Battery
Car batteries have an effective life of five years and should always be checked on a regular basis. During the colder months, the weather conditions increase the use of your lights and heating. This has an added strain on your battery and therefore we recommend you have your battery checked by a professional. Our team of professionals can assure you that your car battery is in full working order and there are no problems.
The tyres on your car are vital for both steering and breaking and it is essential that they are in good condition. The minimum recommended depth during the winter is 3mm compared to the legal minimum of 1.6mm at other times of the year. Having winter tyres on your car will also offer increased grip in the snow and icy conditions.
Keep Your Engine Coolant Topped Up
Your engine coolant should be a mix of anti-freeze and water. It is important to remember to top up your anti-freeze as it will become diluted over time and less effective. If you top up the water more than the anti-freeze, your car could over-heat and require expensive repairs.
We can make sure that your car is fully prepared for winter with our range of services which include repairs, MOTs, services and much more! To learn more or request a quote, call 01748 811500 or visit: www.offrhodesgarage.co.uk