Is your car ready for winter driving? You may have a valid MoT, and the car might well have performed very well over summer, but that doesn’t mean all is well.
Go for a service
Even if your trusty motor isn’t due a service for some time, it could be well worth your while taking it for a mini-service as soon as autumn sets in. Why? Because winter has a harsh effect on cars – so you need to ensure yours is performing as it should be.
You might get into a car collision in Worcestershire – and require an accident solicitor – even if your car is in the best shape ever. Accidents, after all, are sometimes caused by other drivers.
But if your car’s been checked out, you’ll reduce your risk of causing an accident. There are also some checks you can perform regularly yourself – so make sure you do!
What to check
Here’s what you should pay attention to:
Lights: do all the bulbs work properly, and are the lights clean? Increase the chances of being seen by making sure everything is just right.
Windows: these really need to be clear, and not just the windscreen, either. Make sure you clean them regularly. Use glass cleaner to cut through the grime – and don’t forget the interior. Clean the glass inside and you’ll reduce fogging.
Fluids: check the oil, antifreeze and windscreen washer fluid levels at least once a week, and definitely before you go on any long journeys.
Tyres: is there sufficient tread? Replace tyres before they get to the legal minimum depth.
Brakes: these need to be working properly. Have them checked at a garage, and replace any pads or discs that need attention.
Find an accident solicitor for a car collision in Worcestershire
Well done on making your car ready for winter driving. If only everyone would follow your example, the roads would be much safer.
If you have been injured by a driver whose car wasn’t fit for winter use, you could be eligible to claim compensation through an accident solicitor in Worcestershire – and you could start straight away with your claim by calling Accident Advice Helpline and speaking to an adviser.
All you need to do is call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and you can tell an adviser all about your incident. Our lines are open 24/7, so you can ring up whenever you want. Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010, and someone will get in touch with you instead.
Our solicitors all work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, which gives our clients extra peace of mind – and we’re endorsed by Esther Rantzen, who is well known for her consumer rights campaigning.
Why not call us now? You could receive a payout.
Date Published: 9th November 2014
Author: David Brown