The checklist you need to follow to take care of your car for the winter

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Now we know that the idea of wintery weather seems a million miles away, but when it comes to your car, it is never too early to start thinking about it and how you can take care of it during the colder weather. 

Winter can have a real stressful impact on your car, so, to make sure that it not only gets through the winter but remains working the best it can, let’s take a look at the main things that you should be doing come the winter months. 

Find some good shelter for your car

Snow, rain, hail and everything else in-between, all of this is going to batter your car during the winter months. This means that it is a good idea to try your best to find shelter for your car. It isn’t always easy to find somewhere safe, secure and dry for your care. However, if you don’t have a garage, then you could always invest in a cover that you could pop over your car. 

Get it inspected

You might be able to check your car over and identify the basics. However, if you really want to make sure that your car is winter ready, then you are going to need to call in the professionals. Make sure that you organise a winter check over for your car. This will cover all the things that can go wrong during the winter and try and make sure that you get through to spring with a healthy car. 

Check over your tyres, lighting and battery

After your inspection it is a good idea to do your best to monitor your car and keep it in tip top shape. You will need to look at things such as your tyres, your lighting and your battery all things that can really feel the pressure during the winter months and will need to be in the best condition to really keep your car on the road. 

Make sure that everything is clean and clear

Winter weather can make your car a little on the grubby side. Not only is there the rain, but when the roads are gritted they can also splash up your car too. It is always a good idea to make sure that you keep your number plate nice and clean and clear, this will make sure that it can be read whilst you are driving. 

Whilst you are checking over your number plate, it is also a good idea to take a look at your wiper blades too. As the rain falls, these are going to be used on a much more regular basis and therefore they are much more likely to get worn down. 

The winter may be hard, but it is possible to get your car through it with minimal damage or stress. Do these things and we can promise you that whilst the snow may fall, your car will still be on the road and ready to go. 

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