Winter season has arrived in India. Winter season can leave some adverse impacts on your car. Hence, it is important to prepare your car in advance for the winter season. This will add more life to your vehicle and reduce repair cost caused by extreme weather conditions.
Here's what you can do to protect your car from winters:
Inspect the car lights
It is advisable that the lights are in optimum working conditions. The sun sets early during the winter, and it means that there is less daylight and more usage of car lights at night. Check car lights such as tail lights, headlights, turn indicators and reverse headlamps to see if they are working properly or not.
Inspect and refill the engine oil
If you've been using engine oil or coolant for a long time without regular vehicle checks, it might be time to replace the oil instead of refilling it. It is recommended to use a lighter motor oil suitable for cold climates. The appropriate engine oil depending on the climate can be found in the manufacturer's manual.
Keep the battery in good health
The car battery takes a massive toll when operating in cold weather conditions. Battery placement becomes more difficult in cold weather conditions than in the warm season. It is recommended that before choosing a longer trip, you should check the car battery to ensure that it is working optimally.
Check the windshield and wipers
It is important to perform a thorough check to identify any cracks or seepage of water on the windshield. During cold weather, such cracks can become problematic by accumulating fog. It is suggested to ensure that the windshield is in excellent condition.
Examine the brakes and tyres
Tyres are the first point of contact between a vehicle and the road surface. They require regular maintenance. It is recommended to constantly check tyre pressure and ensure that it is within the prescribed limits. The tyre depth for wear and tear should be checked too.