How To Prepare Your Car For Winter
And avoid expensive repairs and possible accidents
The driving conditions in the winter can be uncertain due to factors such as weather conditions, that includes snow and ice. Due to this, you should be always prepared, and to be prepared, your car should be too. Therefore, in this article, we have selected some top tips on how to prepare your car for the winter.
Tips To Prepare Your Car for Winter
- Service your car before the winter
We advise you to get you vehicle serviced or winter health checked before winter, to avoid any bad surprises in the harsh weather conditions. A car servicing, be it for an Audi, SKODA, Volkswagen, or a SEAT, includes checking a few items to make sure the essentials are properly working.
The checks include checking the wipers, fluid levels, suspension system, brakes, heating operation, as well as battery. This will offer you the best chance of your car not breaking down during the winter, also ensuring that everything is in fully functioning order so you can enjoy a warm and stress-free drive.
- Check your tyres and tyre pressure
As your tyres could be dealing with snow and ice throughout the winter, you will want to ensure that they have enough tread on them to be able to grip the road and reduce the risk of your car skidding. Replacing your tyres if the tread is low, or even switch your tyres to winter tyres.
Winter tyres will help your car to have the best grip when it is snowing or in slippery conditions (just please remember that they are not recommended all year round).
You should also ensure your tyres have enough air in them and ensure they are at the optimal pressure level. You can check your tyres’ pressure at any local petrol station and check the best pressure for your tyres on your handbook, or at the driver’s door.
- Prepare a winter safety kit
It is highly recommended for you prepare a winter safety kit for yourself and your car. This should include:
- Ice scraper
- Jump leads
- Mobile phone charger
- Water and non-perishable food
- First aid kit
- Warm clothing
Contact a Local Vehicle Servicing
Get ready for wintertime. Contact your local vehicle servicing. At Central Audi VW, where our friendly service team can arrange a winter health check or service. To make sure you are prepared for the winter season. Specialising in Audi, Volkswagen, SEAT, and SKODA.