How To Prepare Your Car For Winter

With the British Weather being as unpredictable as ever, it’s important to make sure that your car is ready for all conditions.


One of the most important things you should put at the top of your Winter Checklist are tyres. As the only part of the car that is in physical contact with the road, it’s important to make sure they’re maintained and ready for all weathers.

While 1.6mm may be the legal minimum for tread depth. The recommended tread depth for enhanced safety is three millimetres. One thing to consider would be Winter Tyres. For information on why these may be beneficial to you, visit our recent blog.

Windscreen Washer Fluid

With more dirt on the road during winter months, it’s important you maintain a clear view of the road ahead. So keep checking and topping up your Windscreen Washer Fluid!

Along with this, it’s important to check your windscreen wipers. Visibility can become extremely poor during the winter months and with the weather changing unexpectedly, it’s imperative they are working correctly.


Engine coolant should be a 50/50 mix of both water and antifreeze. It is vital to ensure your engine is looked after so you can be confident that it will start, no matter what the weather.


As the darker nights draw in, it’s important to make sure your lights are clean and working – they are essential for you to see and be seen. Remember, it’s also important to check full beam headlights, indicators and fog lights.

Health Check

With winter starting to settle in, now is the perfect time to get your vehicle checked over by the professionals. Here at Quest Motor Group, we can help ensure you and your car are prepared for winter.


The car battery should be another top priority. With an increased use of the car facilities like a heather and lights and colder temperatures, the battery is placed under additional strain.

If you’ve noticed problems starting your car, it’s important you get the car battery checked out before the winter months really set in!


It’s always best to prepare for a breakdown, but this is even more vital throughout the winter months. Keeping a few essentials in your car such as a map, torch, blanket, coat, boots etc can ensure you are kept safe and warm during a breakdown or emergency in the cold months.

Get prepared for the winter months with Quest Motor Group. If you have any questions about your car and how you can better prepare it for winter, just get in touch!