Regular maintenance will help you keep your car on the road for years to come, so it makes sense to make car care a priority. Especially throughout the winter months, which can present various challenges for car owners.
A cold snap can cause hazardous conditions, making the following maintenance checks essential if you’re to stay safe on the roads.
Wheel Alignment – If your wheels are out of alignment, your motor will be harder to control and fuel efficiency will be low.
Battery – Get your battery tested and ensure it’s holding its charge to avoid getting stuck somewhere remote in cold weather because your battery is dead.
Brakes – Ensure your brakes are as safe as possible because wintry conditions like ice and snow can be tough on your braking system.
Fluid levels – It’s important to ensure your fluids are topped all year round, but in winter it’s particularly important to check your coolant levels and the entire coolant system (radiator, hoses and belts.)
Tyres – Check your tyre pressures because if the pressures aren’t right your tyres won’t be safe for winter driving conditions.
Wiper blades – These are vital for keeping your windscreen clear of ice, snow and rain, allowing you to see clearly at all times.
Lights – It gets dark early, so important you can see in the dark. inspect all exterior lights and replace any as needed.
Winter can be tough on vehicles, that’s why it’s essential to keep you and your passengers safe. Staying on top of your car maintenance will ensure your motor keeps running at optimum levels.
Here at Auto Medics, car body shop High Wycombe, we hope you have a happy and safe new year. Should your motor fail you and you find yourself needing bodywork repairs, our experienced team is always here ready to help. Get in touch with us on 01494 533 534 today for a free no-obligation quote or to book your motor in.