Winter Car Preparation

Dont get caught out in the cold!

Keeping your vehicle well maintained is important all year round, but doubly so in winter. For example, worn tyres won’t hold the road in wet conditions as well as those with with a good, deep tread.

Coolant – ensure that the coolant level is between the minimum and maximum. It is also important that there is sufficient anti-freeze in the coolant. If you’re uncertain, have a look at your handbook or get a local garage to check the strength. Anti-freeze is cheap but damage from a frozen engine can be very expensive.

Tyres – Check the tire tread depth and tire pressure. If snow and ice are a problem in your area, consider special tires designed to grip slick roads. During winter, tire pressure should be checked weekly especially with the amount of potholes in Sheffield’s roads!

Battery – Have the battery and charging system checked for optimum performance. Cold weather is hard on batteries.

If you are looking to buy a newer more reliable car this winter, then we buy any car, use the box above to enter your reg number and let us make you an offer!

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