Looking after your car should be a part of your normal routine, but in the day-to-day rush of things, it can be easy to take the wellbeing of your four wheels for granted.
However, the winter weather presents its own particular challenges, so it pays to check a few key things.
Did you hit any potholes through the winter? It’s possible – there are enough of them around. The damage they cause isn’t immediately obvious, such as in the case of slow punctures, which can cause potentially lethal blowouts at high speeds.
Cold weather can also cause extra wear on your tyres, both in terms of tread wear and perishing; and as your tyres are the only point of contact you have with the road, you absolutely can’t neglect them. Bear in mind that low-profile tyres are particularly susceptible to pothole damage.
Likewise, your windscreen wiper blades have probably suffered through the winter months. Chances are, they’ve worked harder than they do in the summer, clearing rain and sleet from your windscreen; but they naturally degrade over time too, which makes them far less effective. They should be replaced every 12 months, and there’s no time like the present.
Keeping your car in good condition may seem like a chore, but it really isn’t. It’s an investment in your safety, and part of your duty as a responsible driver. So take a little time to check the details, and you’ll always be confident on the road.
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