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[Miscellaneous] The 7 Most Essential Winter Car Care Tips

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As residents ofthe UAE, we're fortunate enough to experience Warm weather for the better partof the year. However, the winter chill can sneak up on us if we're not cautiousenough. Relax, relax. This isn't us telling you to stock up on heavy downjackets and winter coats. You don't need all that. What we're getting at iswinter car care.
While we don'tdeal with adverse conditions such as frost and snow, that doesn't necessarilymean we can be complacent. With a cool head, and a hint of proactivity, we canmake it through the winter with just about no car troubles. Lest we forget, thewinter's when we have most of our road trips planned.
Whether it'sunexpected rains, expected morning dew, or a sudden burst of fog, propervehicle maintenance is imperative in the winter. Cold weather tends to take atoll on cars, and the difficult driving conditions might catch you off-guard.With a bit of long sight, and proper planning, you can ensure your vehiclestays road ready for the winter.
Let's look atwhat some of the most essential winter car care tips are for the season, straightfrom your resident auto service experts at Service My Car.

Keep a check on your oil and fuel levels

Ensure your oillevel is well within the minimum and the maximum mark on your car's dipstick.Running low on oil can cause hazardous situations on the road.
You're advisedto check your oil levels only after the car has fully warmed up. If you findyourself running low on oil, it's best to get a car oil change.
With doorstepservices becoming more popular than ever, you can get your oil changed at yourdoorstep with a mobile oil change service, such as the one provided by ServiceMy Car.
While you're atit, it doesn't hurt to fill up on petrol too. Ensure you have the right amountof petrol in your tank before you plan long trips. You're especially advisednot to stretch out the last few kilometres with low fuel as you might just endup being stranded on the road.

Ensure your headlights are clean

With unexpectedrains and dust storms, it goes without saying that cars tend to get dirtyduring the winter. While a simple car wash might fix most problems, it'sespecially important to ensure your headlights are clean.
It's estimatedthat your headlights lose around 40% of luminosity in 35km when driving on awet winter's day. If possible, get someone to stand outside the car and ensureall your lights are working correctly.
If you happen tohave any issues with any of your lights, it signals towards battery issues.

Get a thorough battery test done


Speaking ofbattery issues, did you know that the number one cause of vehicle breakdowns isa flat battery? It turns out, the risk of battery failure grows exponentiallyin cold and wet climates.

While you shouldendeavour to change your car's battery every three years, you might have to doit sooner if the cold climate is affecting it. Some signs to look out forinclude the engine turning over slower than usual, the battery light flickeringin the dashboard, and any faults in the electrical unit.
Whether yourheadlights aren't working, or you run into any other battery troubles, it needsto be fixed. You can avail a hassle-free battery replacement from the autorepair experts at Service My Car.

Thoroughly assess your tyres

We've coveredthis before, but it doesn't hurt to be repeated. Tyres that are worn out arealways dangerous, but the danger is enhanced when you drive in wet conditions.
We're aware thatthe UK is prone to sudden rainfall in the winter, and driving in suchconditions can be hazardous if your tyres aren't in a good condition.
It's also vital toensure you have a roadworthy spare tyre too. If you happen to face themisfortune of dealing with a flat tyre, Service My Car provides flat tyreservices as part of their roadside assistance services.

Check your windshield wipers and ensure you havewasher fluid

Ensure yourwindshield wipers are in proper condition. They should not have any holes ortears. Moreover, they should be able to clean your windshield accuratelywithout posing the risk of damaging it.
You can wipe thewipers clean every now and then. On top of that, you'll need adequatewindshield washer fluid too. A mix of rain and dust can make your windshielddirty in no time, and washer fluid is the best way to get it back to itsoriginal state.
Winter's alsowhen you're most likely to face some form of windshield damage. If yourwindshield's worse for wear, then it's probably time to get it replaced. Getthe best windshield replacement from Service My Car.

Inspect your brakes thoroughly

Your brakes needto be working at its best, especially during the winter. If your brakes aresquealing or grating, it's best to get them checked immediately.
Moreover, ifyou're taking the car out after a while, start off slowly to allow the discs,callipers and the handbrake to warm up gradually.

Check if it's time for a service


Like several ofthe tips above, this one's essential all year round. However, the adversewintry conditions make this one just the more necessary.

You're typicallyadvised to get a major service every 20,000km. You can always consult thevehicle manufacturer's guide if you're unsure. Alternatively, you could justask one of the resident auto service experts at Service My Car.
With hassle-freeservice packages, they can guide you to choose precisely what's required foryour car. Get prepared for the winter by booking a service package at ServiceMy Car today.

If you need any type of service or toyota service abu dhabi, service my car provide pickup and delivery plus full car service at the nearest repair center.


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