Is your car winter-ready?

We’re offering a free winter vehicle checking service throughout December, so you can ensure your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition ready for the colder months ahead.

A lot of people say they don’t have the time or money to get their car checked in preparation for the colder months.

However, it is a crucial thing to do, because if something goes wrong, you could end up spending more money on getting your car fixed. You could also end up paying for someone else’s vehicle if you are in an accident.

Throughout December we are giving you the chance to get a free winter check for your car.

The check will include the condition of a vehicle’s battery, fluids, lights, tyres and wipers, as an empty screen wash bottle, worn out wiper blades or tyres can easily lead to a road accident.

Flat batteries are very common in the colder months and are one of the most common causes of a winter breakdown, so we recommend replacing your car’s battery after five years.

It is very important to always check that the lights are clean and working to ensure maximum visibility. It is also worth making sure you have spare bulbs in the car just in case.

To add to all this, we recommend you put together a winter driving kit including a torch, warm clothes, a de-icer, a shovel and blankets.

It’s also a good idea to have spare clothing in your car and sensible waterproof footwear because, even if you’re on a short journey, the weather can turn and you could run the risk of being stranded.

If you are undertaking any urgent journeys where snow is expected, make sure your phone is fully charged and that you have a pair of wellington boots, food and a flask containing a hot drink in the car, just in case you become stuck.

To find out more or to book your car in for our free winter check-up this December, please get in touch with us.

 

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