Be safe this Autumn
Autumn is almost upon us, and I for one can't wait! I'm looking forward to the cooler weather, the autumnal colors and the darker evenings. Ok so our summer wasn't exactly 'summer like' but still the change in seasons will bring changes for road users too, from blinding sunlight (at peak driving times) to the first icy windscreen of the season. Be prepared - plan ahead to avoid being caught out. We have put together some tips...
Autumn is known for being bad for problems caused by low sun. To help combat this make sure that the windscreen is clean - inside and out. Scratches, abrasions and chips on the outside can intensify the sun's dazzle too. Wiper blades tend to last for two years at the most, having new blades on your car will make the windscreen cleaner and so will help combat the sun problems as well. Wiper blades will last for two years at the most. We stock numerous different wiper blades; visit our parts department today to see how we can help.
Battery failure is one of the most common causes of breakdown at any time of year, but particularly in the winter the as battery is under more pressure. If there's any sign of the battery struggling now, we would recommend you replace your battery now, to save the time and hassle of an breakdown this winter.
Make sure you check all bulbs regularly (at least once a week) don't forget to check number plate bulbs and brake lights. You can find how to replace bulbs in your manual or you may need to visit a garage to get these fixed. We suggest always having some spares in your car just in case.
This is something that you should do all year round. Make sure you check all tyres for condition, pressure and tread depth. We recommend at least 3mm of tread for winter motoring, so if the treads are getting low think about buying new tyres now before the colder weather sets in.
Finally Anti-freeze is not just for winter, antifreeze is important all year round as it prevents corrosion and improve summer cooling too. It gets checked when your car is serviced, so if you are due a service book in prior to the winter