Cars are twice as likely to break down in the winter, so be prepared with checks:
Washer fluid levels – use screen wash to prevent jets freezing.
Exterior lights – are they working and clean?
Tyres – check for wear and correct pressure.
Batteries – don’t like cold and damp weather. New one start from approx. £35.00
Antifreeze – top up to prevent the engine from freezing.
Phone – keep it charged.
First Aid Kit – keep it up-to-date.
Ice-scraper – clear windscreens before driving to stay legal!
Reflective warning triangle – warns others of a problem.
High Vis jacket – keeps you visible to other road users.
Before going on a long journey:
Fill the fuel tank, check the oil and coolant levels, tyre pressure and lights. Pack a torch, blanket, warm clothes and sturdy shoes just in case.
Winter checks are available from
Bletchley: 01908 465555
Woverton: 01908 311886
Stratford Motorists Centre
It’s worth it!