The winter months are hard on any model of car, our basic free safety checks will ensure that your car is best prepared for the worst that winter can throw at it.
Here are our top tips for basic vehicle maintenance to help you through the winter months.
Check all lights are in working order including your brake lights. Check your front and rear fog lights. Remember these should only be used when visibility is reduced to around 100 metres and switched off when visibility improves.
Reduce dazzle from the low sun by keeping the screen clean inside and out. Now is a good time to renew worn wiper blades.
Tyres should have at least 3mm of tread for winter motoring. Consider winter tyres for improved safety. Check pressures at least every fortnight.
Avoid running electrical systems any longer than necessary – turn the heater fan down and switch the heated rear window off once windows are clear. Turn off non-essential electrical loads like lights, rear screen heater and wipers before trying to start the engine.
Use a 50% mix of a good quality screen wash to reduce the chance of freezing in frosty weather.