At Aberdeen and Dundee Audi we want to ensure that your car is safe to drive as winter temperatures take hold and seasonal road conditions are upon us. Now is the perfect time to prepare your car for the harsh road conditions that can affect your car's ability to be safe.
We have appointments available for you to book your car's FREE Winter Health Check. Book your car in for a Winter Health Check and be ready to hit the road this winter or when the time comes. A list of items covered under out Winter Health Check are detailed below. Plus models built from 2008 we are offering a free Data Plug with every health check booked.
Find out more about our Data Plugs here:
Quality, value for money servicing for every car. Expect the highest standards and great prices when you book your Winter Health Check at Aberdeen and Dundee Audi.
Our comprehensive winter check covers the following essential safety items including:
Wiper blades, Washers and washer fluid levels | Lights and warning lights | Wheels, tyres, and brakes, Steering and suspension | Anti-freeze levels | Exhaust, battery, engine coolant level | Brake fluid level, Oil level and power steering.
Did you know?
Limited use of your car can affect crucial components such as batteries, tyres and brakes. We can give your car a thorough inspection, for your peace of mind in preparation for the easing of lockdown restrictions.
There are a number of auto maintenance jobs and safety checks we would recommend you follow to ensure safe winter driving:
BATTERY AND ELECTRICS:
Battery is the most common cause of winter breakdowns. A battery that is more than five years old may struggle in the cold - so we advise to get this checked to save the inconvenience of unplanned failure. To save your battery turn off any non-essential electrical loads, avoid running any electrical systems any longer than necessary and finally use the starter in short five second bursts if the engine doesn't start quickly, leaving thirty seconds between attempts to allow the battery to recover.
Top up engine coolant with antifreeze, you will need a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water. Check coolant level regularly. Antifreeze costs only a little, but a frozen engine will be very costly to repair.
Make sure your vision is not obscured in any way, either though dirt or snow. Make sure you clear the snow from your windows as well to ensure that this will not fall onto your windscreen whilst driving and obscure your view.
Make sure all bulbs are working correctly and our advise would be to carry spare bulbs to ensure you can always be seen clearly. You will need to always use headlights when visibility is reduced.
Rain and snow can make having a car more of a boost than ever before, but bad weather can take its toll, particularly on your tyres. When the temperature drops standard tyres stiffen. They become harder and less elastic, and this reduces their performance on the road. Your car's handling might become less precise, and if you need to brake suddenly you could find yourself in trouble, as stopping distances are increased. We recommend at least 3mm of tread for winter motoring. Consider changing your tyres to winter tyres- Fitting winter tyres is the tried, tested and approved option to boost your car's safety in the colder months.
AND FINALLY, PLAN BEFORE YOU GO:
Prepare your car and journey at least ten minutes prior to your driving to ensure all you have time to clear all windows using a scraper and de-icer. It would also be a good idea to plan your journey and the roads you are going to take, preferably use major roads that will have been well-gritted.
As a car owner its important to always be prepared for every eventuality when driving during the winter. We hope you never get stuck and recommend keeping a survival kit in your Audi at all times. Some items below for consideration:
Torch and spare batteries - Blanket, the warmer the better - Bottled water - De-Icer and Ice-Scraper* - First Aid Kit* - High Vis Waistcoat or Jacket |Triangle Reflector*.
Terms & Conditions Apply:
Free Winter Health Check available until 31st March 2022. Offer may be withdrawn or amended without notice. Correct at time of insert November 2021. E&OE.