Outside, the snow slowly trickles and everything looks so beautiful white! Wintertime has begun and it will certainly remain cold and snowy within the next 2-3 months. So we have to be well prepared for this frosty season. Especially on the road, the wintry white in town and country can be dangerous. Yes, many people are somewhat afraid of the cold and logically wonder if their car would survive the low temperatures outside well. And not only that! We all need our cars every day, no matter if we only do short trips or a longer winter trip. We always want to leave our vehicles totally and they must never let us down. So it's about your personal safety on the road and the big question: Is your car winterproof?
And we have the answer right away: Definitely, if you take good care of it!
Driving a car in winter is a real challenge for all motorists
Let's eliminate unnecessary questions and doubts and give you some practical tips for proper maintenance of your car in winter.
In order to drive through the cold season with your car, it would be clever to have a winter check in time. In each workshop you can get an appointment for the technical inspection of your car.
Winter tires have been mandatory in Germany for years
Then arrange an appointment for a tire change. This is especially important because the tires must be selected according to the season and the tire tread must be adjusted accordingly. Low winter temperatures, ice and snow can reduce your personal driving safety if you do not rely on good winter tires. On the Internet you will find enough information about it, for example at Winter tire Wikipedia And if you're not sure which winter tires are best for you, then go to the shop of AutoDOC.de , where you can choose from a wide range of winter tires. Inform yourself in detail about it and enjoy the practical and cost-effective purchase online!
If your engine does not start or fails completely, you need to have the battery checked. If the battery does not have enough voltage or is fairly high (3-4 years), be sure to replace the battery. Simultaneously with the battery, the lighting system (brake light, low beam, headlights, etc.) would also need to be checked.
Fill in enough antifreeze!
With good maintenance, you can avoid any car damage and other problems with expensive consequences in winter. Therefore, check in good time whether there is sufficient frost protection in the cooling water. The windscreen wiper system must also be equipped with antifreeze, so you have perfect winter rides. A regular oil change must also be on your to-do list.
A scoop for snow and ice is one of your compulsory equipment in the car
Last but not least, the necessary accessories belong in the car on every winter trip. Compulsory equipment includes a spare tire with controlled air pressure, warning triangle, safety vest, a warm blanket for passengers, disc scrapers ... and a shovel for snow and ice. Because your own safety and the driving comfort of your dear people must always be your highest priority!
A warning triangle is a must in your car case
Do you have a good scraper with
Snow chains could also be good for you
Never let your car windows be iced up
Do not be surprised by the onset of winter! The weather conditions in the cold months can negatively affect your safety on the way, so you better follow our tips and act swiftly!
A winter trip with the whole family can be a great pleasure in the safe and well maintained car!
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