5 Steps to prepare your car for winter season.

eu stars


Winter is Coming and during the dead of winter, it is extremely risky to head out in a poorly maintained vehicle. Its freezing weather, your arms barely function and your vision is impeded due to the fog. Extreme weather conditions, hot or cold can cause parts to wear out more quickly than they may otherwise. In case of snow, it is noted that road salt is primarily responsible for vehicle problems such as rusting to clogs and buildup. To keep you safe we have come up with a few precautions.


1.) Make Sure your Vehicle's Battery is Checked before the cold weather sets in. 

During extremely  cold  weather, a car  battery  can  die without  any  notice. Exceedingly cold temperatures can result in reducing  a Vehicle's  battery  life by  up to 50 percent.  Before the cold weather sets in, have your battery tested by your local mechanic - especially if you have an older car. Also, make sure your battery connections are free from corrosion.


2.) Check your anti-freeze

Coolant systems that are  not found in the proper proportion will end up overheating due to freezing. The best solution is to have the car's coolant system flushed in the fall to prepare for the wind. You also need to check the system for leaks and install fresh coolant.



3.) Maintain appropriate tire pressure and tread depth

The key to staying on the road during those awful blizzards and  heavy snowfalls is having dependable tires that are in good shape. In order to keep yourself and your vehicle safe during  winter  driving you first need  to check your  tire pressure, you can  do it with a simple gauge and cross check the vehicles manual for recommended pressure level. You should also make sure your tires have appropriate amounts of tread on them.


4.) Inspect the Windshield Wipers

Inspect the windshield wipers and replace them if they are worn or have become hardened. Change the windshield wiper fluid with one that has antifreeze added to it.



5.) Regular maintaining the Gas Tank

 As  the temperature drops  below freezing,  add a bottle of fuel  deicer in your tank once a month to help keep moisture from freezing in the fuel line. Keeping the gas tank filled also helps prevent moisture from forming.





Justin Kavanagh
Justin Kavanagh is a recognised leader in automotive intelligence and vehicle data supply to the entire motor industry. He has almost 20 years experience in building systems from the ground up. As the Managing Director of Vehicle Management System, he understands the need and importance of trustworthy and reliable vehicle history and advice to both the trade and the public.
Follow me on LinkedIn

eu stars