Is your car winter-ready?

Winter SUV Cars

At Car Store, we absolutely LOVE winter! It’s the season of cosy scarves, ice skating, hot chocolate and snow…however it can also be dangerous, so we’re on a mission to keep you (our fans & friends) safe and help you find a car that’s ready for winter.

We know how much of a toll winter can take on your car, so we throw in 12 months breakdown cover as standard, so you’re never left on the hard shoulder.

Here's our top tips for buying a car that's ready to take on everything the Great British Wintertime can throw at it...

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Why should you consider a car fit for winter?

As we all know, living in Britain means that inevitably we’re going to be hit by extreme winter weather, so having a car that is ready to tackle these conditions is very important. Roads can be icy, temperatures can drop and there is a good chance of all-round snow chaos. 

What makes a good winter car?

First up, tyres! During winter the cold conditions can make your tyres have less grip due to a drop in the temperature.  Good tread depth and inflation level are great way of making sure you are going to be safe on the roads.

All-wheel drive is a crucial feature of a great winter car as it gives you more grip when accelerating, preventing you from getting stuck in the snow. 4x4’s and SUV’s give you a good clearance from the ground, so if the snow does come falling, it won’t get stuck underneath your vehicle allowing you to get on your way safely.

Winter top tips

  • Inspect tyres making sure the depth and pressure are correct
  • Make sure all lights are working on the vehicles at all times
  • Check your oil level as it may need to be changed during the winter months
  • Check your engine coolant and top it up if needed
  • Make sure your windscreen wipers are in good condition to stop them smearing

Make sure you have the following items in your car at all times throughout the winter months:

  • De-icer
  • Screen wash
  • Scraper
  • De-mister pad
  • Snow shovel
  • Blanket
  • Booster cables
  • Warning triangle
  • Torch
  • Snacks / Drinks

So now you know why you need a suitable winter-ready and what makes one, it’s time to shop!

We’ve done the hard bit for you by putting together some vehicles great for tackling winter: