Why Every Car Should Have a Vehicle Health Check Before Winter

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As you prepare for the winter, now will be the time when you get your warmer clothes out, thicker bedding, and whatever you need to keep your house warm and safe. However, have you considered preparing your car for the winter, too?

Our cars need special attention, especially during the winter. As the temperature drops and the ground freezes over, our vehicles have to work in a different way to keep us going. Sadly, many of us neglect to get our cars properly prepared for the winter months, leaving thousands with breakdowns and potential accidents caused by the negligence.

In order to better ensure your safety and that of everyone else on the road, it is essential to have your car put through a vehicle health check before the winter arrives.

But what is a vehicle health check, and is it really worth doing?


What happens during a vehicle health check?

During a car health check, your car and all of its essential parts will be put to the test to ensure that they are capable of handling the harsh conditions of the winter months.

Your lights, windscreen wipers, battery, tyres, brakes, oil, screen cleaner, coolant, and MOT will all be checked during the various tests.

The technicians in charge of checking your vehicle will ensure that all of these various pieces are up to standard and ready to take the road. This is especially important as we are about to face darker, longer nights, slippery roads, and harsh weather conditions.

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Why is it essential to have one before winter?

Your car is there to help you get from A to B easily. However, its primary role is to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. Winters are difficult seasons for everyone, even your car. As you and your vehicle will have to face extreme conditions and unforgiving roads, it’s essential that you are in as safe a vehicle as possible! Simply taking the time to have your vehicle’s health checked before the winter months can easily be the difference between life and death.

The checks that your technicians will put your vehicle through will ensure that every vital piece of equipment in your car is capable of withstanding the cold season and of keeping you as safe as possible on your way.

All drivers have to face dark, wet roads in bad weather conditions in the winter, sometimes on treacherous roads. Sadly, we cannot rely on other drivers to have their vehicles in safe driving conditions, but we can control ours. Ensuring that your car can stop when you need it to stop and that your headlights are strong enough to guide you home should be a no-brainer.

In fact, you should also consider having your vehicle’s health checked in the spring to review any significant changes that the car could have gone through during the winter and to better prepare it for the different weather conditions.


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How long does a vehicle health check take?

Generally speaking, a car health check should take around thirty minutes to complete. This includes all of the testing and results. That, however, depends on the vehicle in question, as well as its condition!


What happens after?

After your vehicle health check, a technician will come to inform you or will send you the details of the results of your car’s various checks. Should your vehicle be in good enough condition, then you will be ready to head back on the road with your mind at ease.

If your car has some minor issues, then the technician will inform you, and you will be able to get the problems sorted whenever possible, knowing that your vehicle is ready to drive and ready enough for the winter.

On the other hand, should the technician come across any serious problems, you will be advised to get the problem sorted as soon as possible. Depending on the garage that you choose, you may be able to make a repair appointment with the technician as soon as possible.

It would be unwise to use your car too much before having the repairs done, as the problems could make driving the vehicle unsafe.


Why choose Auto Inspire to check your vehicle over before the winter?

Auto Inspire is a trusted car service and repair garage in Chesterfield that has helped thousands of drivers stay safe on the road. We understand how important your vehicle is to you, and we will always treat it with the utmost care and respect.

We will also ensure that any modifications or repairs are discussed with you before any actual work begins.

Our goal will always be to keep you as happy and safe on the road as possible.

So, why not take your vehicle to be checked and prepared for the winter at your local Auto Inspire?

You can book an appointment with us today on 01246 555995 or by reaching us via our contact form right here.