Car servicing is key to being winter ready.
Having your car servicing done before the winter is vital if you want to avoid high cost damages.
New Ireland Motors provide quality car servicing but here are some of the reasons why it is important to prepare your car for winter.
1. Avoid engine trouble.
Oil tends to thicken as it gets colder, and if it’s too thick it won’t do the best job of keeping your engine lubricated. This causes numerous car break downs during the Christmas period. To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, get an oil service. Each car requires the right amount of thickness for this time of year so be sure to use a professional service company.
2. Can you see out your windows?
Windshield wipers should be changed once a year to work effectively. Make sure you have new wipers to tackle the rain and frost on your windows. Also check to see that your heater and defroster are working properly so you can keep the windshield nice and clear.
3. Have your belts and hoses checked.
When your having a full service done make sure the belts and hoses are checked. Even if you have a modern car, the cold can cause damage here.
4. Pump up your tires
As it gets colder out, the air pressure tends to drop in tires. Don’t wait until you are on a slippery road to discover this and pump up your tires regularly. Well inflated tires provide the best possible traction for driving on icy roads.
5. Don’t let your car freeze over
Stock up on anti-freeze mixture. Always mix 50% anti-freeze with 50% water inside your radiator. This will prevent the mixture from freezing even at ridiculously cold temperatures.
New Ireland Motors want to prepare all drivers this winter. If your car is due to be serviced please call us on 01 8166666.
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