Is your car ready for winter?

The cold weather’s here and so are our three must haves to get your car winter ready: a healthy engine, clear vision and roadworthy tyres!

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To ensure your car engine is all healthy and up for the frosty weather

  • get the battery checked, and if necessary replaced
  • ensure that the water levels are not just right, but that there is sufficient anti-freeze in the coolant
  • make sure to check your car has enough oil

To keep your vision in the wet and filthy weather all clear and go

  • Keep your windscreen clear – inside and out – and fill up on screen wash with anti-freeze
  • Replace damaged or worn wiper blades
  • Clean the head lights, and check light bulbs regularly

To make sure your tyres are roadworthy and can keep up with icy and slippery roads

  • Check the condition and depth of your tyres
  • Do a visual check for any damage such as splits or bulges
  • Consider investing in proper snow tyres for improved stability

Other winter extras we recommend

  • Plan for extra journey time, extra stopping time and extra space in front of you
  • Take extra care of our fuel levels and don’t run the risk of running out in case of delays
  • Keep some extra winter equipment in your car such as a car cloth, ice scraper, a bottle of screen wash and spare bulbs

There are obviously many more precautions you can take to drive safely through winter and lots more tips available on the internet. If you want to have real confidence that your car is ready for winter, we recommend you get it serviced. “Car servicing is better than cure” as we always say.

For more information on our garage services, please contact us today or visit our main website at www.brent-autos.co.uk.
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