Just before the start of winter, you should get your vehicle checked to make sure it is ready for the cold season.
Especially when the temperatures suddenly drop, batteries tend to degrade. According to the RAC, a faulty batteries are one of the most common reasons for vehicle breakdowns. So, it is better to get your car’s battery checked before the start of the cold season, and if necessary invest in a new battery before winter sets in order to save yourself any hassle.
Here at Tadley Tyre Services, we always have a variety of top-quality car batteries Tadley available.
Windscreen wipers should be replaced once or even twice a year. Here at Tadley Tyre Services, we will thoroughly inspect your vehicle’s wiper blades. If necessary, we will advise you to replace them before winter sets in. The cold can do a lot of damage to the wiper blades. Tip: Fold down wiper blades at night or place something on the windscreen to prevent freezing.
Now that daylight is getting less, you will use your car’s lights even more than usual. Before you set off on your travels, make sure all your lights are working properly. We will thoroughly inspect all light connections and bulbs during our winter car check Tadley.
During our winter inspection we will thoroughly look at the vehicle body, wind screen, windows and mirrors.
OIL WINTER CHECK-UP
Low temperatures can have a damaging effect on your engine as oil tends to thicken and cause more work for the engine. Oil is available in different viscosity grades from thin to thick. We have engine oils for all vehicle types available. The right amount of the right winterised engine oil will definitely improve your engine performance.
Winter Check Tadley - Antifreeze in the right proportion contributes to winter safety. Antifreeze is a must during the winter season. It not only protects your engine from freezing or getting too hot, but also helps prevent corrosion caused by wet air. Your engine cooling system usually needs half antifreeze and half distilled water to maintain the temperature. During our check-up we will have a look at your car's coolant level. The correct mixing ratio is the most important thing here.
We will thoroughly check the condition of your tyres before the cold season. By law the minimum tread depth is 1.6mm. Winter tyres are not mandatory. Experts, including us strongly recommend a minimum profile of 3mm. For optimal safety and handling precision during the winter season you should get winter tyres mounted.
Another very component of a vehicle is its air conditioning. It removes the moisture from the air, so It helps keeping the windshield and windows clear of frost and steam. By drying the air the growth of mold and bacteria in the air vents can be prevented.
We hope you have found this information site useful.
In case you have any additional questions or would like to book a winter check Tadley with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.