With temperatures plummeting ensuring that your car runs smoothly is pivotal. Halfords are at it again, providing you with some top tips so that Jack Frost doesn’t make you late for work.
Top 5 tips
- Check your tyres
Car tyres are key to both steering and braking. Having your tyres in good condition is very important. If you’re further north in the UK, or in a country where it snows a lot you might want to change from summer to winter tyres. Having winter tyres will mean you don’t skid down roads in slushy snow or ice.
As well as this, your tyre pressure can drop. So make sure your tyre pressure is to the manufactures specification. Being stuck on the motorway isn’t ideal, so whatever you do make sure you visit Halfords autocentre if you’re in need or some new tyres.
- Change your wiper blades
Your wiper blades are important for many reasons, in these winter months the odd occasional snow or heavy rain pour is likely to affect your ability to drive. Knowing when to change your wipers is important. Here are few tell-tale signs: lace curtains, lines or bands on the windscreen, squeaky blades and chattering!
If you’re planning on driving to a place where it snows a lot, to stop your wipers freezing to your windscreen lift them up. You’ll notice this a lot when you’re in snowy countries. Halfords are able to change wiper blades, or give them a quick inspection – further info can be found here!
- Ensure that your lights are working
It might sound stupid but it gets dark quicker in the winter months. As well as this, snow and dirt can reduce visibility. Therefore you will want to check that all lights, indicators, and rear reflectors are clean. If you don’t know which bulbs your car uses check here.
- Check your car battery
Your car battery should be your first priority, cold temperatures and overuse can cause additional strain to your battery. There are a number of signs that your battery might need replacing, including: slow engine cracking, corrosion, the engine light is on, low battery fluid levels and bloated battery casing.
Batteries should be checked annually, or can be checked for free at Halfords!
- Check your car oil
You can do this at home, to prolong the life of your car or head down to Halfords for a free check-up and top-up.
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