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Get your car ready for the winter

The winter can be one of the most challenging times for vehicle owners. Due to cold, wet and icy conditions, cars and other vehicles will generally require more care, attention and maintenance than they do during the warmer months of the year. We specialise in vehicle servicing in Addington and can provide checks, maintenance and repairs for your car all year round, and ensure that your car will be kept safe, roadworthy and in excellent condition all year round, regardless of the conditions outside.

Of course, rather than dealing with breakdowns and repairs, it is always best to minimise the likelihood of serious problems happening in the first place. Here are some of our tips to help you make sure your car stays in top condition this winter so you’re not left stranded by the side of the road on a freezing cold day or putting yourself at risk of an accident.

  • When you leave the house in the mornings, give yourself some extra time to de-ice the windscreen and make sure it is completely clear. Keep some de-icer and a scraper close at hand.
  • Check your oil levels and the levels of anti-freeze in your radiators. This is essential to ensure your car can continue running smoothly and that the engine and radiators do not freeze up.
  • Make sure your tyre pressure is correct and that the treads on your tyres are in good condition. Deeper treads are better in winter conditions, as you are more likely to lose control of the vehicle on wet, icy roads and deep treads will minimise the risk of this happening. You can invest in specific winter tyres if you want to ensure your car is fully prepared for the cold weather.
  • Come to us for our full vehicle servicing in Addington, Sevenoaks and throughout the surrounding areas. The cold, wet and icy weather can exacerbate any existing problems, so it’s best to make sure your car is in top condition before the winter truly sets in. Get in touch with us and we’ll make sure your car is working at its best, giving you peace of mind while you’re out on the road this winter.