Monday, 8 October 2018

Make your car Roadworthy this Winter

As I am sat here, watching X Factor with a blanket on the sofa, there can be no denying that winter is on its way! In fact, in 3 months’ time we'll be over a week into 2019 - how is that even possible? As I am sure most of you know, I am a summer person - so the cold days and dark evenings are not my friend at all.

One of the things I hate about the cold weather is that you can't just leave the house. In summer I can put on a pair of leggings, a dress and flip flops and I'm good to go - winter is all about layers, being warm and keeping dry, it's just a massive hassle!

Every season we pay attention to ourselves and look after how we could adapt to our environment. Little or no heed is paid to our belongings especially one of the most important being our mode of transport – our vehicles!

Safety First

Of course, as well as worrying about being cold, winter can be pretty dangerous too! No one wants to slip on the ice, or have tyres struggling on a snowy road. Whether you're walking someone, or driving a vehicle, it really is important to make sure you take as many precautions as possible to make sure that everyone stays safe!

During winter season driving becomes a mission in its self. Let’s just not get into the feeling of getting yourself out there clearing up the snow from you to head to work or to drop your kids off early morning.

It is really important to assure safety for yourself and your passengers as the roads tend to get slippery in winters- Causing accidents.

Along with maintaining your speed, make sure that your tyres are roadworthy. Your car tyres should be fit enough to ensure safe and smoother driving conditions.

Preparing Everything As well as fashion, you need to think about other ways to be prepared for the cold weather. For example, if you have a car then you'll definitely want to take better care of it in the winter. I don't even just mean when it's snowy and you want to drive saver, I mean simply keeping your vehicle happier in colder climates.

One of the best things you can do is make sure your car service and maintenance is up to date. As well as getting a mechanic to keep an eye on your vehicle, it is a good idea to regularly check things such as oil and water. In fact, it wouldn't harm you on how to keep an eye on things such as tyre pressure too!

Never Too Much

You can never really do too many safety checks on a car, after all during winter it is going to be putting up with some pretty grueling conditions. It is far better to do many safety checks than it is to put lives a risk by driving a potentially dangerous car in snowy, icy, wintery conditions.
Get brakes checked, so you know they're going to be reliable when breaking on icy roads. Check tyres so you know they can grip the road when it's snowy, and check oil to make sure your car is in the best possible position to drive!

Check for your oils so that you don’t go through the hassle of breakdowns and stopping your car midway to check or call for help that may cause inconvenience and stress you out – hence take precautionary measures! Of course, it goes without saying that checking brakes is essential, they need to be working correctly to ensure that you can drive safely and securely!

Calling in the Experts

Realistically, not everyone is going to have the skills, time or patience to do this - so if that is the case, it's time to call in the experts. Have a look at local places that can help and for your car choose car servicing by Ossett Tyre House in Dewsbury or someone local to yourself.

What tips would you give a car driver?

Debz x

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