Winter car servicing is an incredibly important part of car maintenance – learn why in this article
Summer is long gone, and the cold, dark nights are set to stay for the next couple of months.
Whether this thought fills you with dread, or you thrive in the wintertime, there are a couple of all-important things to tick off your to-do list.
One of these things is winter vehicle servicing.
Plummeting temperatures and adverse weather conditions can (and will!) take their toll on your vehicle and booking it in for a service will ensure it can better deal with all the season throws at it.
Here, our expert mechanics at CJ Auto discuss everything you need to know about winter vehicle servicing and why it’s so important.
What’s included in a winter vehicle service?
All the same checks are performed no matter when you get your car serviced. But when you service your vehicle for winter, mechanics will pay extra close attention to your brakes, tyres, and battery to make sure they’re prepared for the colder month ahead.
They will also keep an eye out for any potential issues that could be bothersome in winter, like rust or corrosion that can weaken your car’s structure, and may recommend investing in specific winter equipment, like snow tyres to improve your vehicle’s grip on icy surfaces.
So, why is winter vehicle servicing so important?
Taking your car for a service in the winter is especially important for a number of different reasons.
Some of these include:
It ensures safety and reliability
We’re no stranger to extreme weather conditions during winter here in the UK – be it torrential rain, thick black ice, or metres upon metres of snow.
To keep yourself, your passengers and other road users safe, you need to be sure your car is in tip-top condition. And a winter service checks that all the vital systems, like the brakes, tyres, and heating and cooling systems, that keep your vehicle up and running, are in full working order.
Booking a winter vehicle service – sooner rather than later – will help you avoid inconvenient (and costly!) breakdowns and keep everyone safe.
It can help improve fuel efficiency
With prices on the rise, many of us have likely been keeping a constant eye on the fuel gauge. And you may have noticed that, in the colder months, it goes down much faster than usual.
Sub-zero temperatures put lots of strain on your vehicle’s battery and engine, which, in turn, causes your fuel efficiency to suffer.
During a winter car service, a mechanic will check up on these systems and emissions to ensure your car is running properly and getting the best fuel economy possible.
It increases your vehicle’s life expectancy
Regular servicing is the best way to maximise your vehicle’s life expectancy, especially in winter
With all the components in good condition, you’ll be able to avoid costly breakdowns and even benefit from a great resale value from a full-service history.
Are winter vehicle checks expensive?
The cost of a winter car service varies, and depends on the make, model, and age of your car, and whether any repairs need to be carried out.
Here at CJ Auto, we’re proud to offer some of the most competitive prices for winter car servicing, and we’d be more than happy to take a look at your car and make sure it’s in tip-top condition ready for winter.
Service your vehicle for winter with CJ Auto!
Need to book your winter vehicle service?
Our expert mechanics at CJ Auto are here and more than happy to take care of it for you.