The Importance of Getting a Winter Car Check

Winter is a time of year which brings adverse weather that makes for difficult driving conditions. It’s important that you properly prepare your car for this period, so it can withstand the cold, wet, snowy weather to allow you to drive safely from place to place. Driving a car which is not fit for road use can be dangerous. Our car check assess if there is any work needed on your vehicle to make sure it is road worthy.

At Birchwood MOT we provide a free Winter Car Check with every MOT we perform. The checking of all the important functions and technology in your car should be a priority at this time of year. A check will be able to discover if there are any parts of your vehicle which require attention. The discovery of any issues will help you to increase the safety your car provides for you and any other passengers. With the cold, dark nights drawing in, book today to ensure you can get your winter check ahead of the cold weather arriving.

What Does The Winter Car Check Include?

Car Broken Down Winter

Due to the cold weather that occurs at this time of year, you will find yourself using different parts of your car more frequently. The cold will require you to use your heaters most of the time, while due to the shorter daylight hours you will be required to use your headlights for longer than usual.

Because you will be using these features more frequently it is imperative that your vehicle undergoes a winter car check. That way, when the time comes for you to constantly use your lights, heaters and brakes in various winter conditions your car will be suitably prepared. Your tyres will also be checked as part of the service to ensure they can perform sufficiently in snowy and icy weather. A tread of at least 3mm should be visible on your car tyres. The wear and pressure of each one will also be assessed as will the condition of your windscreen wipers.

The following parts of your car will be assessed as part of your winter vehicle check at Lowton Motor Company:

  • Air Vents
  • Horn
  • Engine Oil
  • Steering
  • Exhaust
  • Engine Drivebelt
  • Brake Pads & Discs

While our winter checks are a great way to ensure your car is in safe working order, we also provide further services which increase the functionality and safety of your vehicle. Should any issues be discovered, we are on hand to fix and repair them to allow your car to be road ready once again. We have a professional tyre fitting service and offer a fantastic assortment of tyres so you can rest safe in the knowledge that we will be able to supply the perfect tyres for your winter journeys.

If you would like to book a winter car check specifically or you wish to find out more information about our range of services, take some time to look around the website or you can get in touch with our knowledgeable, helpful team by calling on 01925 320468 today. Alternatively complete our booking form below or email us here

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