Top tips to get your car ready for winter with eBay
As winter approaches, it’s crucial to ensure that your vehicle is ready to handle the challenges of cold weather with snow, and icy road conditions on the way. We’ve teamed up with our show partners, eBay, to bring you our top tips on preparing your car for the winter season. These tips will help ensure your car is ready for whatever winter brings.
Check the Battery
Cold weather can significantly strain your car’s battery, and there’s no worse time to experience a flat battery than on a cold winter’s day. Have a professional test your battery; if it’s showing signs of weakness due to age, consider replacing it with a new one to keep you on the road over winter.
Fluids and Antifreeze
Ensure that your vehicle’s fluids, including engine oil, transmission fluid, and brake fluid, are at the correct levels. With winter approaching, it’s crucial to check your antifreeze (coolant) levels and mix to guarantee they are for cold temperatures.
Wipers and Washer Fluid
Having an ice-scraper and de-icer on hand prepares you for the best visibility, but ensuring visibility whilst on the road is crucial. Wet roads, along with grit and salt, make it essential to check the condition of your wiper blades and replace them if necessary. Additionally, top up your windshield washer fluid with a winter-grade solution that won’t freeze, ensuring clear visibility.
Prepare an emergency kit for your vehicle, in case you need to wait for assistance in the event of an emergency. The kit should include essentials such as a torch and spare batteries, blankets, non-perishable food, a first aid kit, a portable phone charger, and sand or cat litter for added traction if your vehicle gets stuck.
Check the Lights
Check that all your exterior lights are working correctly, including headlights, brakelights, and turn signals. Reduced daylight hours and potentially poor weather conditions mean good lighting is critical.
Winter can be challenging for both you and your vehicle, but with proper preparation, you can navigate it safely and confidently. You can find all your winter essentials, from ice scrapers to antifreeze, or even a new set of wipers, on eBay. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy 20% off thousands of winter must-haves until February 29, 2024.