Winter Vehicle Checks

  • Check your antifreeze
    Your antifreeze (the juice that goes in your radiator) is an essential part of your car’s winter protection. Your car contains a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze. Make sure the level is full and the mixture is close to 50/50. We will check your antifreeze free of charge when you have your vehicle services or Motds with us.  You did remember to perform a radiator flush last spring, didn’t you?
  • Inspect your tyres
    Winter is not the time to get cheap about your tyres, so take the time to check the tread depth.  especially in winter weather.  New tyres start with  a tread of 8mm and to be ‘legal you must have at least 1.6mm. The 20p coin  test is as reliable as anything to find out whether your treads are legal and ready for winter action. To inspect your tyres Insert the coin in your tyre tread – if the rim around the edge of the coin still shows, you NEED new tyres.  Also, be sure to check your tyre pressures. Believe it or not, they lose a little pressure when it gets cold, so pump ’em up.