How to Make Your Car Winter Ready | AD

When the winter season rolls around you want to make sure that you are taking special care of your car. This is important because you don’t want to be stranded on the road in bad weather. 

The best way to avoid this is to make sure that you check your vehicle and ensure that everything is in good working order. Here are some of the main things you can do to ensure that your vehicle is winter ready.

Get Your Lights Ready

An important way in which you can make your car ready for winter is to check your lights. This is especially important if you must drive at night. 

Make sure that the bulbs in your lights are working correctly and if not change them immediately. When the road is foggy and you can barely see in front of you will be thankful that you have great lights.

Prepare Your Tires

Your tires are integral for keeping you on the road. This is why you need to make sure that they’re in good working order before you head out. 

Make sure that you are taking the time to change from regular tires to snow tires if necessary. This will help to give you better traction on the road and prevent accidents.

Refill Your Coolant

One of the best things you can do before or immediately after the winter starts is to flush out any coolant in your vehicle and then refill it. Flushing and refilling the coolant will go a long way in preventing your engine from freezing up when the weather gets cold.

This is one of the simplest actions that you can take to get your car ready for winter. However, even though it is a simple action many people fail to do this and find their engines damaged during the colder months.

Find out if your vehicle needs any new parts as well. Take it to the mechanic to replace holden parts or any other types of parts before winter arrives.

Make Sure Your Heater Works

Make sure that your heaters are working. This is one check that you cannot afford to not do early. Making sure that your heaters are working is paramount to your comfort in your vehicle during the colder months. 

Check the defrosting mechanisms that are available on your windshield to make sure that they can operate in cold weather. In general, you want to make sure that your windshield wipers are working properly since this is very important to your safety on the road.

Take Care of Your Vehicle

Taking care of your vehicle is something that you cannot afford to neglect. You want to make sure that your vehicle is in good working order during the winter months and to do this you need to have a strategic plan in place to ensure that the colder months do not damage your vehicle

Being proactive is the only way to make sure that you do not end up having issues that can leave you stranded on the road during bad weather.


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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