Winter Essentials for Vehicles in the UK

Today’s cars consist of ever-more complex electrical parts. Yet according to the AA, a flat or faulty battery is the number one cause of breakdowns. Snow and temperatures of -15C during the winter of 2017-18 are still fresh in the mind. 

Nobody wants to become a statistic, stranded on the hard shoulder. Thankfully with our collection of winter essentials for cars at Autoworld, staying safe and roadworthy during winter has never been easier.

Checks Before You Travel

Worn or defective tyres contribute to a third of accidents in the UK. A tread below the legal limit of 1.6mm could result in a £2,500 fine and 3 penalty points. For added safety, experts recommended changing your tyres at 3mm tread depth.

Apart from your battery’s health, other car essentials for winter include:

Simple Precautions Go a Long Way

Getting the basics right, with regular maintenance, will give you the confidence to face the harsher weather. A common mistake is when drivers use wipers or car windows directly after entering. If the vehicle is not sufficiently warmed, this can damage the mechanical parts.

For peace of mind, some drivers keep a set of booster cables in their boot. With a flat battery, you can quickly jump-start your engine out of trouble.

Carrying out these hassle-free safeguards is the key to carefree winter driving.

Winter Essentials at Autoworld

To book a free winter car check or stock up on winter essentials to ensure your vehicle is safe and able to tackle the elements this winter, contact Autoworld today or call into our Bolton Car Audio and Accessories Centre.

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