Shorter days and colder temperatures, not to mention heavy rain, snow, ice, fog and low sun. Is it any wonder that driving in winter is more hazardous?

However, while you can’t predict the weather, you can take sensible steps to improve safety on the road, from checking your car thoroughly to how you drive it.

There are seven key things to check on your car before driving in winter, especially if you are travelling a long distance. Work through this list before you set off.

 

  • Battery: The car battery needs to work harder during the winter, so ensure it is regularly checked.
  • Tyres: Make sure there is at least 2mm of tread depth on the tyres, preferably more. Consider investing in cold weather/all-season tyres, which are more effective in cold weather, not just in the snow.
  • Cooling system: Add anti-freeze into your cooling system, but remember to use the appropriate strength of the formula.
  • Wipers and washers: Use high-strength screen wash and replace damaged or faulty wiper blades. Never use the wipers to clear ice from the windscreen.
  • Defrosting: Do not pour boiling water onto the windscreen – it may crack. Instead, use an ice scraper and/or a can of de-icer. Remember to clear all areas of glass, including the door mirrors and lights.
  • Lights: Check that all lights are working, including fog lights and reversing lights.
  • Roof and windows: Clear all snow and ice from the roof and windows before setting off.

Wiseman Motor Services offers high quality maintenance to cars, 4×4 and commercial vehicles (up to 5 tonnes).

We can cater for new vehicles inside manufacturer’s warranty and we offer a great alternative to main dealerships. We have all the necessary expertise and equipment to carry out the required maintenance to your car, van or 4×4.

We will maintain your vehicle in line with manufacturer’s recommendations, using genuine parts or original equipment quality replacement parts according to vehicle requirements and your instructions.

WHAT IS A MANUFACTURERS SERVICE?
A Manufacturer scheduled Service is specific to your car’s make, model, mileage and age.
THE ADVANTAGES
  • It continues to keep the vehicle services to manufacturers schedules.
  • Your car’s warranty is maintained.
  • Your service book entries are correctly maintained.
  • Vehicle service light / message reset
WHY CHOOSE WISEMAN MOTOR SERVICES?
  • We can be up to 50% cheaper than the dealer labour rates.
  • We hold servicing data on all makes and models.
  • We will quote for a service specific to correct mileage/time intervals.
  • We only use original manufacturer parts or equivalent.
  • We only use specified grade oils.
  • Your service book will be correctly completed
MANUFACTURERS SERVICED
  • LAND ROVER
  • BMW
  • MINI
  • MERCEDES
  • VW
  • AUDI
  • SEAT
  • SKODA
About Trust My Garage

About Trust My Garage

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Trust My Garage is a collection of Britain’s trusted local garages – each one different and all dedicated to the highest standards of skill and personal service.

Wiseman Motor Services are very proud to have been part of (RMI) Retail Motor Industry Federation’s ‘Trust My Garage’ scheme for over 5 years.  You can view our profile page here.

Independent Garage Association members are true professionals who must comply with a strict code of practice.

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Where to find us

 

Wiseman Motor Services
Uplands Farm
Chessetts Wood Road
Lapworth
Solihull
West Midlands
B94 6EP

Opening Hours

 

Monday

8am - 5:30pm

Tuesday

8am - 5:30pm

Wednesday

8am - 5:30pm

Thursday

8am - 5:30pm

Friday

8am - 5:30pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Contact us

 

01564 784753

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