Check if your car is in top shape and keep it running in the winter.
Here are the key things you should do to ensure your car’s safety during the winter:Check engine oil pressureThe oil pressure in your engine should be checked regularly to ensure it is in working order.
If you suspect the engine is not running properly, try lowering the engine oil temperature to below 30C (77F).
Check that the oil has a clean surface and is not clogged with dust.
Apply ice packsIf you are in the freezing cold, check if your ice pack is working properly and is well insulated.
If the ice pack has clogged up with ice, you will need to apply a thin layer of ice to the top of the icepack.
If the ice packs is not working, try putting the ice on a small patch of ice in the ice box.
If this works, it is a good idea to put it on a sheet of foil or plastic wrap to help prevent it from clogging up the icebox.
Check tire pressureIf your tire pressure is low or there is no sign of tire wear, check that your vehicle is in good condition.
If there is any sign of wear, do a tyre inspection.
If there is not enough tread on the road, check your tyres.
If you can’t see any tread marks, then your tire might have been damaged by a tree.
Check your vehicle carefully for damage to the tires and to any damage caused by ice.
If a tyre has been damaged, remove it and replace it with a fresh one.
Check for damage caused to the sidewall.
If damage is caused to a sidewall, inspect it for cracks and signs of wear.
If it appears that the sidewalls have been worn down, you should contact the car manufacturer for a repair.
Check tire pressure for tread wear and tread thicknessThe tread thickness on the tire should be greater than 0.5mm.
This is the thickness of the tire that needs to be replaced.
The tread is the outermost layer of the tread on your tire.
It is the most rigid part of the vehicle.
Tread can be damaged by ice or other environmental conditions.
If a tread is damaged, it should be replaced and any tread wear noted on the sidewaless of the tires should be repaired.
Check for damage and wear to the engineOil pressure should be maintained between 60C (140F) and 70C (150F) depending on your vehicle.
You may need to reduce your engine oil supply to maintain this level.
If your oil pressure is too low, your engine may start to burn more quickly.
If oil pressure remains low, check the fuel economy of your vehicle to make sure you are using the right amount of fuel.
Check air conditioningThe air conditioning in your vehicle should be working properly.
If so, check it regularly to make certain it is operating properly.
Check if there are any problems with the air conditioning system and if you need to replace the air conditioner or change the air filters.
Check the air filter with a hose or a hose clamp to make it fit properly.
You can check the filter to make the oil level clear by placing a needle through the filter.
Check the radiatorIf you notice any leakage from the radiator, check to make any leaks visible.
Check that all the oil drains to the radiator.
If any oil drains out of the radiator and it is not visible to the naked eye, it may be leaking.
If any oil leaks from the engine, check for any damage to any oil seals.
If this damage is not evident, you may need a radiator replacement.
If these seals are not replaced, the engine will likely run slower and will need a new oil filter or a new radiator.
Check to make all the seals clear with a needle.
If they are not clear, you can use a small, sharp knife to cut through the seals.
Check your brakesIf your brakes are not functioning correctly, check how the brakes are moving in the road.
Check you brake calipers are in working condition.
Check any brake pads that have been installed.
Check that the brakes on your car are not worn down by ice, snow or other conditions.
Check whether your brakes have been changed to prevent ice damage from damaging them.
Check tiresIf you have tyres that are too wet for the road and need to change them, check them to make them fit properly, before you buy a new set of tyres.
Check them for signs of road salt damage, such as puddles of water in the treads.
Check they have been lubricated properly, and check if there is a crack in the tire.
If ice or snow damage to your tyres is visible, it could be a sign of ice damage.
If not, it might be an indication that the tyre needs to have a new tread.
Check tyre pressureThe tire pressure in the tyre should be lower than the recommended setting for the temperature of the road in the conditions you are driving on. If