Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ready for a Winter Drive

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ready for a Winter Drive

Article excerpt

Now the winter months are closing in and weather conditions are changing, not preparing your car for a long journey could increase risk of a breakdown.

First of all, make sure your vehicle is regularly serviced by checking the service book.

Make sure your vehicle's exterior and interior lights are operating efficiently. Indicators and headlights should be damage free and dashboard-warning lights should operate correctly.

During winter, check your windscreen washers are adjusted properly and screen wash additive is added to prevent freezing. Check the oil and water levels and ensure they are topped up efficiently.

Check the vehicle's battery connections. Make sure they are tight and free from corrosion. Any uncertainties ( check owner's manual. Check the condition of your tyres. Check the pressure and tread meets legal requirements. The greater the tread depth, the more efficient the tyre is.

Inspect all additional vehicle equipment such as the jack and wheel brace, making sure you are confident of their use. …

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