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Preparing Your Vehicle For Winter

08 Nov 2023

With Winter Solstice and Christmas just around the corner, we're officially in the colder, darker, and harsher months. And whilst you can't beat a picturesque drive through the morning frost, it's so important for your car and yourself to be prepared!

Checklists are a foolproof way to ensure full preparation, so we have created a handy guide for you to follow when it comes to preparing yourself for winter driving. 

Additionally, Tangelo's Transaction Manager Matt headed out to explain how to best prepare your vehicle for the winter months, and you can watch it all right here:

So when it comes to your car prep this winter, Matt has three categories for you: 

  1. Looking after yourself - the essentials to keep you comfortable
  2. Looking after the car - your vehicle's checks and needs 
  3. Your 'just in case' items - for just in case!

1. Looking after yourself

The essentials that keep you comfortable are the same essentials that keep you safe. Winter weather can be unpredictable and vicious, and in the unfortunate even that you get stuck somewhere, it's important to be prepared.

  • De-Icer and Ice Scraper 
  • Warm and Waterproof Coat 
  • Hi-Vis Jacket 
  • Torch 
  • Charged Mobile Phone 
  • Drink

2. Looking after the car

Preparing your car is important for not only the car's health, but your own safety. Ensuring your vehicle's needs are met ensures you're less likely to come into any trouble, while also keeping your car happy and healthy. 

3. Your 'just in case' items

While it may seem a little 'over-prepared', having 'just in case items' means you're prepared in case of a number of eventualities. These are the types of items you wouldn't necessarily use every day, but you'd kick yourself if you didn't have them when you need them!

  • Locking Wheel Nut Key
  • Towing Eye 
  • Phone Number for Breakdown Services 
  • Emergency Contact Number 

So before your next long journey this winter, we recommend ticking the list above to make sure your car and everyone inside is safe and comfortable should anything go wrong on the way.

Explore our Used Car range in Exeter, and check out our Tangelo Auto Centre for your car's mechanical needs.

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