Driving your vehicle in winter is much more hazardous and we need to be confident that our cars are safe, reliable and well prepared.
Every year, 24% of weather-related vehicle accidents occur during bad weather. It is therefore imperative that your car is prepared, to ensure a smoother winter of motoring.
Even if you feel your car is running perfectly fine, it is always a good idea to get a complimentary Winter Car Check before you go into the colder months, as you can potentially rectify an issue before it becomes a significant problem.
What is included in a complimentary Winter Car Check?
Winter Car Checks carried out by Stratstone concentrate on six main areas of the vehicle, these are:
Our technicians check tyres have plenty of tread, whilst also making sure they are safe and legal. You may also want to consider switching to winter tyres for added grip, stability and safety.
The optimisation of your battery is also checked, ensuring it is protected, charged and secured properly, so that you are not left without any power in your vehicle.
Coolant and Antifreeze Top-up
Cooling system problems are common for engine breakdowns; checking the system can be a preventative measure. Antifreeze is important to help freezing water from splitting engine hoses, pipes and causing leaks, so making sure it is topped up is checked too.
Windscreen Wipers Inspection
Poor condition wipers are an MOT failure. In winter they are ultra-important for maintaining clear vision. Our technicians will ensure they are up to the job of keeping things clear.
Winter ensures lights on your vehicle are used more often. Our technicians will therefore check the health of all lights, again making sure you are safe and legal.
Too much or too little oil in a car can damage its engine. Our technicians will also advise oil type in some instances, as some oil is thinner to ensure smoother operating in the colder months.
Book a complimentary Winter Car Check today
A complimentary Winter Car Check at your local Stratstone retailer is a great way to ensure that your car is prepared for the UK's unpredictable weather.
Contact your local Stratstone retailer today to book a complimentary Winter Car Check to ensure you and your car is fully prepared.