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winter driving

Preparing your car for winter driving

With the cold weather approaching your car is going to be under increased pressure to perform. Here at UCCC we want to make sure all our motorists are well prepared. Below are a few tips for getting your car ready for winter.

Service

Making sure your car is running as it should be is vital when driving in winter. Engine trouble is more common at this time of year. Book your car in for a thorough service to reduce the risk of problems later on.

Check your tyres

Driving on the right set of tyres is vital to ensuring your safety on the roads. It’s advisable to change to a set of winter tyres in October once the bad weather sets in. Winter tyres grip better and reduce stopping distances.

Battery & lights

Batteries have to work a lot harder during winter. Check all your lights are working and replace any bulbs if needed. Cars are renowned for not starting in colder weather so don’t let a flat battery be the cause of the problem.

Visibility

Driving in frost, ice and snow is never easy. Don’t make it harder by having a car with poor visibility. Check for cracks or chips in the windscreen. If cracks appear these will most certainly need to be replaced.

Other important tips

Equip your car with a small shovel, tow rope and blanket. You can never predict when you’re going to break down so it’s important to be prepared.

For piece of mind this winter why not get one of our highly trained mechanics to service your car before the bad weather starts. Find your nearest UCCC garage today using our online garage finder and book an appointment.