Getting your car winter ready

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With the winter months coming it’s important to make sure your car is ready for the bad weather. You will thank yourself for getting organised when it’s an icy school morning and you have everything you need.

Check your tyres

One the most important things to do to get your car winter ready is to check the tyres. Check to make sure that they are in good condition.Although the minimum tread level is 1.6mm, during winter it’s advisable to have 3mm of tread on your tyres to help with traction and grip.

Getting your car winter ready

Also make sure to check your tyre pressure. As this is the cars only connect to the road. It’s vital that tyres are in good condition and inflated correctly.

Window screen wipers

This is something I always forget to check if I’m honest . I normally remember they are needing to be changed. Having window screen wipes that don’t properly clear your window screen can be dangerous especially in heavy snow and rain.

Top tip: always make sure your screen is fully clear before using window screen wipers. If your window screen is frozen don’t try and use your wipers. As you could blow a fuse.

Always having a ice scraper handy is a good idea. You just never know when your going to get caught out and need to clear your window screen, remember never to use hot water to clear your window screen as this may cause it to crack.Ice Scrapers you find easily with

Getting your car winter ready

Check your coolant

Check your car’s coolant level. The last thing you need is a frozen engine or for your car to overheat. Believe me this has happened to me before and it’s not a nice experience to go through.


Walk around your car and check that all your lights are working. Lights are so important and they essentially for you to see and so others can see you also.

Also make sure to clean the lights. During the winter months cars can get dirty. So making sure that the lights are clean is essential.

Screen wash
Check your screen wash level and top up with wash additive or pre-mix which is effective down to at least -15 degrees celsius.

There’s more dirt on the roads during the winter, as well as salt, so it’s important to make sure you can keep your windscreen clean. Also remember to keep checking your screen wash level as you will find yourself using more during the winter months.

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