Winter is on the way so give your car some attention now

Unfortunately, the summer is long gone, and we are faced with the prospect of the cold and frequently wet winter months ahead. Some people do not worry about preparing their cars for winter and expect them to start first time and run well every journey. With a brand new car this may be true but if you find yourself driving a car that is more than a few years old it is a sensible idea to plan ahead for the winter months saving yourself the worry of the car breaking down.

One of the most important issues for a car in winter are the condition of the tyres. It is worth investing in specialist winter tyres on your vehicle if you can afford it as safety should be a priority, if however the current tyres are still roadworthy an extra set of wheels with winter tyres on them could be put on to the vehicle and changed back in the summer months. Often a set of wheels can be purchased cheaply from a breakers yard and for a small charge a garage can swap them over for you.

Probably the part of the car that fails more frequently during the winter months is the battery. It is worth getting it checked to make sure it is maintaining its charge and if not, a new battery should be purchased and fitted.