Getting your car Winter ready

Dark nights are drawing in and the colder weather is coming for us. Making sure your car is prepared for Winter weather makes for a more enjoyable drive. You get peace of mind and you minimise the chances of being caught short. Read our tips below on how to get your car ready and let us know if there is anything else you would add…

Check your tyres

Making sure your tyres are in good condition is a key part of getting ready for those Wintery roads. Check the pressure is correct, inflate them if necessary and take the opportunity to check for bulges, splits and tears.

Book it in for a service

You should keep on top of regular servicing anyway but what better time to get it booked in. a full service will look at all the key parts of your car and give you peace of mind that it is in good working order to see you through the cold spell.

A Winter Breakdown kit

Having a breakdown kit on board your car can be a massive help. Things to include in this are; a shovel, torch, blanket, hi-vis jacket, screen wash, food and water, scraper, de-icer and suitable shoes in case you have to walk! It might be worth packing a few extra layers too if you haven’t already got them on.


Clean your car lights so they are free from debris. Then you can check all your bulbs and make sure that all your lights are in full working order. With less daylight hours, you will be using them a lot more than you would in the Summer.

We hope you found these tips helpful! If your current car is giving us the ghost and you need a new one before Winter hits, get in touch with the team at Hilton Garage to find a used car for sale in Derby.