Autumn is here and it is time to protect your investment with the following:
*Use the correct engine oil for winter conditions: read the owners’ manual for specific guidance.
*The cooling system hoses should be checked for brittleness and be replaced accordingly.
*Engines should be allowed to warm up. Engine oil can then heat up,thin out and work more effectively.
*Check the battery: cold weather reduces its cranking power.
*Consider winter tyres.
*Good visibility is crucial: check wipers and lights.The wind shield washer fluid reservoir should be topped up as necessary.
*Review your tyre pressures : correctly inflated tyres ensure good grip with the road.
*Invest in an emergency car kit : flash light; first-aid kit; portable jump starter; tool kit; warm clothes; bag of grit for extra traction when a tyre is stuck; washer fluid; snacks and water; snow shovel etc.
Time and effort spend now will save money and grief later.
Happy winter motoring.