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Maintaining your car in the winter

Your winter tyres

Tyres are an essential component for winter safety. But there are others that need to be monitored. Here is a checklist for peace of mind.

  • In winter, windows get dirty very quickly. Check the condition of the wipers and, if necessary, have them replaced. Fill up on antifreeze windscreen wash.
  • In the evening, cover the windshield with cardboard or rub it inside and out with newspaper to prevent the formation of frost. Remember to lift your wipers off the windshield.
  • Place a window scraper and a defrost spray for the windows in your car.
  • The cooling system must contain enough antifreeze.
  • Check that the viscosity rating of your engine oil is appropriate, as in cold weather it tends to densify.
  • Monitor the condition of your battery, low temperatures may reduce its power.
  • Check your lighting. A defective lamp or fuse may have serious consequences in the heart of the winter.
  • The rubber seals on the doors may stick due to frost. To prevent this, you can protect them with talc.
  • Do not put the handbrake on, but leave the car in gear. The handbrake may stick due to frost.
  • Regularly wash your car to protect it against road salt, especially corrosive for the chassis, body and the tyres.