As the temperature falls during winter, not only you but your car is also prone to become ill. This is the reason that before the beginning of the extremely cold season it is necessary to take some steps to ensure that your car keeps running in good condition throughout the winter. The car battery is the most sensitive to changes in temperature, and cold temperature reduces its cranking power. If your battery is more than 5 years old, then change it otherwise check the fluid levels in the battery and ensure that they are at the recommended level. On maintenance free batteries it is sufficient to check that the charge on top of the battery is full.
It is also advisable to replace wiper blades because even the best wiper blades become less effective after six months of use. It is advisable to change wiper blades twice a year and especially at the beginning of winter. The windows also need to be cleaned because you should be able to see out of the windows for your safety as well as that of others. If there is ice on the windows, then use an ice scraper. Do not try to use the wiper because that will damage the blades. It is also advisable to keep your windshield water reservoir filled with winter solution that contains an antifreeze agent. Make sure that the heater is working properly and check the oil because motor oil thickens as the temperature falls. It is advisable to use oil that is specially formulated for the winters. And the last but important thing is to change the tires if they seem to be worn out. This is because worn out tires won’t be able to get a good grip on the slippery roads during winter.
For advice regarding safe driving in winter you should consider booking Driving Lessons Edinburgh with the DTC.