With winter approaching, it’s time to get your car winter ready. The last thing you want is to get stuck next to the road in cold, rainy weather.
With modern technology most cars don’t require winterizing routines, but rather safe than sorry, right? Luckily most of the items can be done by yourself, but some items should rather be left to a mechanic.
- Make sure your wipers are in working order. It’s crucial that you can see properly what’s happening in front of you while driving.
- Make sure your tires are the correct pressure. You might want to check your tire pressure more often in the colder weather to ensure that they are in perfect condition. The air pressure in your tires might drop a bit due to the colder weather. A properly inflated tire gives you the best possible contact between the road and your tires, so remember to get them checked!
- Make sure that there is enough water fluid in your car. You might need to use more water in winter to keep your windshield clean to ensure that you can see clear.
- Winter can be hard on your battery, so make sure your battery is working and that there are no issues that might cause big problems in the colder months to come.
Luckily, we do not experience severe cold weather conditions in South Africa comparing to other countries where temperatures drop far below zero on a regular basis, but it’s still important to make sure your car is in top shape to avoid any problems that could have been avoided.
What other tips would you add to the list above?