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Prepare Your Car for Winter

As the days get colder and the nights get darker, it can only mean one thing, winter is fast approaching. This means it’s time to re-adjust the wardrobe to make way for all your essential jumpers and boots. It also means it’s time to prepare your car for the winter months and make sure that you have all the essential accessories to make life easier. With icy windscreens already appearing and slippery roads on their way, we want to ensure you’re perfectly prepared to remain safe on the roads.

Driving safely in winter means being prepared for harsh conditions including dropping temperatures, more rain than we experienced over the summer months and possibly some snow. Frosty mornings mean that an ice scraper will be an essential tool to clear your windows. A quicker way to get your windscreen as clear as possible is to use de-icer. However, this is best paired with an ice scraper to remove any stubborn ice. Some quick and effortless tips to ensure your car is winter ready include, making sure your windscreen and lights are clear as the first priority. It’s important to remember to clear all other lights and windows (even the back ones) , before you set off, to provide you with the clearest vision possible on the roads.

Our ‘Top Tip’ for this is to turn the car engine on with heater full blast on windscreen and rear window de-mister and work your way round the car starting with your driver side window. By the time you get to windscreen it has warmed up a bit and is easier to clear. Before setting off we also advise to check for any weather warnings that may affect your journey and plan your route and journey for a hassle-free drive.

The benefits of a Winter Health Check are second to none and Wilsons are giving them away for free! We want to ensure that you and your family stay safe on the road this winter and will check over the battery, tyres, exterior lights and antifreeze & screen wash levels.

At Wilsons, we typically charge £19.99 for a winter health check but this winter we want to prepare our loyal customers at no cost at all. Simply book yours today and reduce the risk of accidents this winter.

Breaking down or sitting in heavy traffic is always a stressful experience that always seems worse in the cold. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of essential items for you to carry in your car during the winter season.

  • Winter hat, gloves, scarf, extra socks & waterproof jacket
  • Blanket / Sleeping bag
  • Food & Drink
  • Windscreen wiper wash
  • Small, foldable shovel
  • Warning Triangle
  • Torch - one that doesn't need batteries is ideal.

These items such as a blanket, extra clothing and food supplies are essential to keep in case of break down or stand still traffic to keep you as comfortable and safe as possible. A warning triangle is a key indicator to let other drivers know that there is an obstacle or broken-down vehicle in the road. This helps to keep you and other drivers on the road as safe as possible in the case of an emergency.

Set your mind at ease by bringing your car in to have its free Winter Health Check. The best way to be prepared for winter is to have a professional look at all the essential elements that are going to be under increased strain during these cold months, so don’t hesitate to book your car in with us today.