Winter Car Care
Winter Care Kit
Your car needs some preparation and extra TLC to keep it functioning fully through the winter. Our range of car care essentials will see you and your car happily through to spring.
The Big Freeze
Ensure your engine keeps running smoothly in the lower temperatures by topping up your levels of anti-freeze.
Ice scrapers and de-icer are winter car care essentials and it’s a good idea to keep a stock of these, ready for whatever the weather may bring. If you don’t like standing in the cold in the morning, consider investing in a windscreen shield or even a full car cover.
Winter tyres are a worthwhile investment to keep you safe on the roads in inclement weather. They provide safer handling and better grip on snow and ice, prevent aquaplaning on wet road surfaces and offer increased responsiveness and braking distances.
If you prefer not to change your standard tyres for a winter set, consider fitting snow chains or socks to your tyres to increase your traction in ice and snow. These are easy to remove once the weather improves and require less storage space than a full set of additional tyres.
Keeping your tyres inflated to the correct pressure level will also ensure you have the best grip on the roads. Check your tyres regularly with a pressure gauge or monitor.
It’s also worth checking the condition of your spare tyre (if your car has one) as you head towards the winter months. This will ensure it’s safe to put on your car should you have a puncture or damage to your wheel.
It’s a sensible idea to keep a set of jump leads or booster cables in your car in the event of a flat battery or breakdown. This will help you on your way to the nearest garage quickly and safely.