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Whether you're a winter weather wimp or you love the cold, icy conditions, it's important to take some simple precautions to make sure your car is ready for whatever Old Man Winter throws your way. These 4 winter car care tips will help keep your vehicle in good shape all season long. Happy driving!
Equip Winter Tires
The temperature is dropping and the snow is starting to fall – it's time to equip your car with winter tires! Many people don't think about this until the cold weather hits, but winter tires provide better traction in slippery conditions than all-season tires. If you're not sure whether your car needs winter tires or not, talk to a mechanic, like Thorpe Garage – we can tell you what type of tires your vehicle needs and how best to equip them for the winter. Not only will this make driving safer, it will also help you avoid getting stuck in the snow. So don't wait – equip your car with winter tires today!
Check your headlights
When driving in the winter, one thing to be aware of is that the sun sets earlier, which means there is less daylight. This can especially be a problem on your way home from work. Make sure your car's lights are in good condition so you can see as much as possible. If a bulb is out, replace it before winter starts.
Check that Battery
Winter brings cold weather and cold weather is hard on car batteries. The battery might be weak in the summer, but it will turn into a dead battery in the winter. Our advice is to have a volt test on your battery before winter starts to make sure it is still in good shape. The last thing you don't want to do is be stranded somewhere or have to wait for someone to come give you a jump start.
Vehicle Heating & Defrost
As winter approaches, it is important to make sure your car is in good working order. One important system that many people forget to test is the defroster and heater. Thorpe Garage can show you how to do just that, and also give you some tips on how to keep your car running smoothly this winter.
Make sure your car's window defroster and climate control system work properly before winter arrives. The climate control system will help keep you warm in the winter, while the defroster will help keep your windows from freezing over.
If you're looking for some more tips on how to take care of your car in the winter, don't hesitate to reach out. We'd love to help you with all your automotive needs! Have a happy and safe holiday season from our team here at Thorpe Garage.
Still don't believe us? Check out this helpful video from Engineering Explained.