Driving on snow-covered surfaces is a challenge when the mercury drops significantly. There also remains an added risk of aquaplaning and slippage on icy surfaces. So, before you hit the roads in chilly weather, we strongly suggest getting a winter check Basingstoke for your vehicle. Here at Fast Fit Service Centre, our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to inspect your car's components like:
Our experts will first check whether your car is equipped with the right tyres. They will ensure is no damage and the tread depth is at least 1.6mm (the legal minimum). We will recommend replacements from our catalogue if they don’t meet the set guidelines. Winter tyres are always to prefer for the cold season. They are made using natural rubber that helps them sustain a soft structure. Furthermore, these silica-infused tyre models remain flexible even when the temperature drops, so they will always keep a good road grip.
Coolant and Antifreeze Check
They essentially protect your vehicle from the extreme effects of temperature changes. Overexposure to the cold can lead to a malfunctioning car engine. The coolant to antifreeze ratio of a car should be 50:50 to efficiently regulate the engine temperature. First, we inspect whether your car's coolant level matches the manufacturer's suggestion. Then, if needed, we top it up to an adequate level.
Inspection of the car’s Battery
Depending on how low the temperature is, your car battery's capacity can drop up to 50%. So, the power output of your car’s battery and the vehicle's engine capacity falter drastically. As a result, the steering stability of your car decreases. Additionally, the heater drains a significant amount of power. Here we thoroughly inspect the battery to spot any damage. If needed, we recommend a replacement.
Besides, we also check:
- Windscreen wipers
- Engine oil
- Screen wash
- Electrical components, etc.
Visit us at Unit 1, Moniton Trading Estate, West Ham Lane, Basingstoke, RG22 5EE. For any enquiry, please contact us on 01256321800 or email@example.com.