A winter car check ensures that your car is ready and prepared for the change in weather. As roads become more hazardous, a winter service with Hodgson Motor Group will focus on six key areas: tyre inspection, battery testing, coolant and antifreeze top-up, windscreen wiper inspection, light assessment and oil level top-up.
Winter servicing is an excellent way to prepare your car for the change in weather. It can pre-empt problems, reduce costly repairs and even save you time. As well as servicing to check the mechanics of your car, it is also wise to carry a winter breakdown kit with items such as a torch, a blanket, a hi-visibility vest, screenwash, food and drink supplies, a scraper and de-icer. Text here ...
Winter tyres are produced using a different compound of rubber. This compound has more silica in it which means the tyres have more grooves in them that assist with the tyre’s tread. Essentially, winter tyres have more grip on chilly tarmac and icy roads.
Winter tyres will provide greater traction and grip. This means that you will have better control and braking of your vehicle in icy conditions.
Winter tyres work best at temperatures below 7°C and therefore most drivers choose to fit their winter wheels from November through to March. They need not be removed if temperatures rise over 7°C as they will still work perfectly when the average temperature is still 7°C or lower. Winter tyres will perform better than regular ones when faced with ice, rain, sleet and snow.
The cost of winter tyres depends on your car and wheel size. They tend to be slightly more expensive than an equivalent summer tyre but for an accurate quote, contact Hodgson Motor Group.
Tyre chains are installed around the tyre and will provide you with better traction in snowy or icy conditions. To determine the correct size of chains required, you need to get the width, the ratio of width to height, and the size of the tyre, which are all displayed on the outer wall of your tyres.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) advise that winter tyres should not affect your insurance premium but recommend that drivers inform their insurer if they choose to fit winter tyres.
Winter tyres can make a huge difference to the handling of your car in icy or snowy conditions.They offer greater traction, grip and braking performance in temperatures below 7°C.
If you have missed your manufacturer guided service, get in touch with us as this may affect your vehicle’s warranty. It is important that the servicing schedule is resumed and returned to normal as soon as possible.
Mazda parts are designed, manufactured and tested specifically for Mazda vehicles. Hodgson Mazda use trained Mazda technicians and genuine Mazda parts to ensure reliability and performance of your vehicle. All our genuine Mazda parts are competitively priced and come with a two-year warranty to give you complete peace of mind.
To ensure your Toyota performs at its best over winter, Hodgson Toyota offers a low-cost winter car check with free engine oil top-up. Should replacement parts be required, we only fit genuine Toyota parts that are designed and tested for your vehicle. It’s a great way to guarantee you're ready for every challenge winter throws your way.
Hodgson Toyota has an excellent range of winter tyres designed specifically to improve your safety in colder weather and get optimal performance from your car. Contact our team for expert advice and an accurate quote for your vehicle.