Last Update on January 24, 2015 // Written by Hank
Winter is a season where motorists have to brace themselves for cold weather. In some parts of the world, this time of year signifies icy roads, snow and below-freezing temperatures. As you can imagine, driving in such conditions is something of a challenge for motorists.
It's also the time of year where car breakdowns are at their highest. Did you know that recovery trucks are busy and make most of their income from winter breakdowns alone? Of course, it's no fun having your car break down in the middle of a cold spell.
Because it's a busy time of year for recovery companies, motorists will often have to wait a long time to get rescued. If you're worried about winter, it's important you maintain your car to avoid it breaking down. To begin with, you can take your car for regular maintenance and upkeep to an auto repair shop near your location. A mechanic can do basic inspections of your vehicle, including oil change, brake repair, heating system check, tire repair or replacement, etc., which can ensure your vehicle runs smoothly throughout the winter.
In addition to routine car upkeep, here are some simple steps anyone can carry out on their vehicles.