Winter Car Care Tips
It is a known fact that car care can be tricky. But with the onset of winters, maintaining a car maintenance routine becomes even more confusing. This happens because roads are always wet or slippery and without a well maintained car, you are more likely to face unexpected road troubles. Also, in winters our cars are more prone to get halted in between as tough weather causes many of the vehicle components to go slow or get corroded if not looked after regularly. Your family car needs that special attention so you can be safe on the road with your family. Here are some simple car and tyre tips you can apply for a safe vehicle.
Firstly we need to make sure that our car battery has not been corroded due to cold weather where the engine can act slow providing lower power to the car battery. In order for your battery to work properly during this season you need to start your engine thrice a week and leave it for some time so that the engine warms up and properly recharges your battery. You can also do another thing that is , checking your vehicle’s battery voltage before taking it out for a spin in this way you will know whether your battery needs recharging or not.
Check your tyres
One of the most important winter checks is to thoroughly monitor your tyres. This is because wet road surfaces or in some cases snow can damage the tyre causing bulges and splits in it. What you can do is properly wash your tyres so that excessive snow or dirt is washed away that will help you visually inspect your tyres properly. Another important thing is that during winters tyres are prone to lose grip specially on a slippery road. For that you need to see that your tyre tread depth is 3 mm which contains more silica and groove content in your tyre helping in an easy road grip. In case your tyres have worn out and not in the ideal condition, you should get a replacement on urgent basis. For local areas there are many tyre dealers offering professional assistance. For example if you are looking for tyres in a local area like Wakefield you can buy now from Ossett Tyre House; call here 01924271081.
Wash Up Windshield Wipers
During winter tiny ice or snow particles might accumulate in your wiper blades causing dirt and filth to jam up in the wiper. This can cause chips in your windscreen hampering your road vision and can also result in unforeseen driving circumstances. For this you need to properly wash off wiper blades once or twice a week so that it is clean and no unnecessary damage is caused to your windscreen. In this way you can enjoy a safe ride with your loved ones in winter.
Look out for correct tyre pressure
Tyre pressure has to be properly maintained otherwise you can face the issue of over inflation or under inflation. In both these scenarios your tyres will not perform properly and you can end up on the road with a flat tyre. Professional help can solve this issue and correct pressure will increase the life of your wheels.