Winter Driving Tips

winter-check-upWith winter looming there is no harm in being prepared and making sure that your car is equipped to deal with harsher weather conditions.

Most of our winter driving tips are checks that you should be performing regularly on your vehicle anyway. They become vital during the winter season as your car is exposed to the elements and you are faced with hazardous driving conditions.

Firstly, be sure to check your windscreen wipers, fluid levels and car bulbs. In snow and fog your wipers become more important than ever, as do your vehicle lights, be sure to check and replace any faulty wipers or blown bulbs in preparation for winter.

Headlights, taillights, indicators and brake lights all need to be working properly in order to keep you and other road users safe. Checking engine coolant levels is also essential as it contains antifreeze which protects pipes from freezing and cracking in the cold which can cause serious engine damage.

During the winter months flat batteries are prevalent. The cold weather can affect car batteries and putting heating fans on the maximum setting can cause car batteries to drain. You can get a free battery check at Walker Cutting so that you can rest assured that your car battery will survive the winter months.

Walker Cutting also have the best selection of tyres Rotherham has to offer so you can make sure you are fully equipped to own the road this coming winter. Our impressive winter tyres are designed to perform better in poor weather conditions. They are a much safer option and they are a legal requirement in some European countries.

If you are not considering changing to winter tyres you must still check your tyres in order to make sure that they have sufficient tread depth to improve stopping distances on cold, icy roads. Once your car is properly prepared for winter, as the driver you need to ensure that you drive sensibly and in a manner that is appropriate for potentially treacherous conditions.

Walker Cutting are happy to check your car over to make sure it is winter ready for free. Alternatively, we are also here to help with all general repairs should you need them, in winter and at any time throughout the year. Contact us whenever you need our professional services and we will be happy to assist.

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