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Is your car ready for winter?*



When I think of Christmas I think of two things. Spending time visiting friends and family and icy cold weather. I don't know about you but I dread travelling in a car in winter, especially when it snows. We hardly ever grit the roads in London until the last minute, which means the worst travel conditions ever.

Get your car serviced
Before you use your car, you should really take it to get a service. A service will make sure that your car will run for longer. To get fuel efficiency, improved, tyre performance, smoother vehicle handling and manoeuvrability book you 4 wheel alignment in Northampton with Calmac Tyres Auto centre now!


Check your battery
A well charged battery is necessary to start a car in the colder weather. Have your battery charge or change if needed. And also check to see if there are any loose connections


Pack an emergency kit
Prepare for worst case scenario by packing an emergency kit in the boot. The kit should include:

  • A blanket
  • Warm clothes
  • Food and water
  • Shovel
  • Torch
  • De-icer
  • Window scraper
  • High-vis vest
  • Warning triangle.

Change your tyres
Make sure your tyres are in tip-top condition, the legal limit for tyre tread is 1.6mm. You should also check that your tyres are not over or under inflated as this cause issues with your steering which could lead to a collision.

Check that neither the treads are not cracked or damaged. Any damage here can get worse on the roads.


Stock up on the essentials 
Don't wait until you're out of antifreeze or de-icer before you head to the shops — the shelves might be empty when you get there. Stock up in advance so you know you've got what you need, when you need it.



 



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