As the worst of the winter gets closer, motorists from all over the UK get ready to face the kind of disruptions that commonly take place in the British roads during this time of the year. Although there is little you can do to prevent road closures or severe winter weather, you can certainly minimise the hassles caused by this type of weather by making sure that your vehicle is all geared up to endure the winter.
Cold and wet weather is often harsh on motor vehicles, which in turn results in a higher number of breakdowns and leads to a frequent need for repairs. To help you keep your car on the road this winter, you should make sure that the certain vehicle parts are replaced before the harshest winter weather sets in. So which parts should you be looking to keep in tip top condition?
Approximately 9% of all winter roadside assistance calls require a change of tyres. If your tyres are worn out or don't have meet the legal tread depth level (1.6mm), you may easily lose traction on wet or icy roads or get stuck in muddy terrain – however, you should ideally aim for around 3mm to ensure optimum traction.
A battery that’s flat and doesn't start your car is the most common problem related to cold weather. This may happen without any warning and just when you need your vehicle the most, so it is wise to replace your battery by an efficient model and/or by an intelligent charger (also known as a battery conditioner).
During cold weather, the brake pedal might feel 'spongy' or become unresponsive. While checking that no ice has entered the brake fluid is a good idea, you may want to replace the callipers or tune up the whole braking system.
If you are looking for quality vehicle parts, at Taroni's we can help you get your car ready for the winter with our extensive range of starter motors, suspension parts, wipers, alternators, lights, fans, tanks, batteries, tyres, brakes, etc.
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