It's January and the weather is finally starting to turn wintery, which means this is the time of years when your car is most likely to let you down. You want to know that when you go out in the morning your car will start, take you where you want to go and get you home again in safely. The last thing you want is to find yourself stranded in the rain on a dark winter's evening miles from home.
There are four key things that you should check at this time of year, they are your tyres, battery, anti-freeze and lights.
You need to ensure that your battery is charged and that it can hold the charge. When batteries start to wear out they tend to lose their check quickly so you could be out somewhere and suddenly find you can't start your car after work or shopping.
You need to make sure your tyres have plenty of tread on them and that they are pumped up to the correct pressure. If the pressure is wrong then you could lose traction in the wet and find yourself off the road or in an accident.
You need to ensure you have the right type and quantity of anti-freeze in your car. Without anti-freeze, one sharp frost could ruin your engine completely.
Your lights need to be working correctly. This is the time of year when daylight is not as bright as you would like, so you need to be seen and be able to see clearly. "I didn't see him" is a very common comment on insurance and police reports.
Want to get your car checked for free?
Come to Harper Motors in Maidenhead and let the professional check you car over for these four critical factors, so that you know you have done the things you can to ensure your safety and the safety of others this winter.
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