As the winter starts many car owners want to experience the cold and serene climate at higher altitudes in India.
“Driving in winters is risky on many counts and requires special care of your car before you venture out to the cold environs. Here are some tips which can make a big difference by making your trips more memorable,” says Atul Aggarwal, Head of Aftersales, Nissan Motor India.
Visit the authorised service centre to get your car checked from the trained and well qualified technicians for safe and hassle-free driving during the winter. During your visit to the workshops, you can also check for “Value added services” which will further enhance your driving experience specially for winter season with application of Windshield polishing, Head Light Restoration, Silencer coating and Underbody Treatment.
Always keep the tyres inflated to recommended levels, maintain correct wheel alignment periodically and replace tyres if tread worn-out.
ENGINE OIL CHECK
Ensure that the Oil level isn’t too low and that is has the proper consistency as well. Always make sure that you have checked with your vehicle’s owner’s manual to confirm that you are using the recommended oil type for optimized vehicle performance
Check your wiper blades to see if they leave behind any smudges or lines of water on the windscreen. If they leave either, it is time to have them changed, as during the monsoons you will be required to use them almost every day. It is also important to keep the wiper-washer fluids topped up.
HEATER UNIT CHECK (HAVC)
Before the really cold weather hits us we recommend getting your heaters checked to make sure that they are in working order. Since this also includes the defrosting mechanism on your windshield, you’ll want to check on this in advance so that you have a clear and safe view of the road. Please also get the AC filter checked to avoid SMOG issue (smoke mixed with FOG) during winter
Fog is common in winter months which brings low visibility and lead to difficult driving. So, it’s important to have electrical check. Begin with running all lights together – the headlights (in both, low and high beams), brake lights and hazards/indicators. If you notice your lights get dimmer or flickering, please get is checked from authorized dealer. It is also advisable to make sure your battery is in proper working shape and have it replaced
if required, as monsoons generally require heavier use of electrical components such as lights, wipers, etc.S
STARTING THE CAR
If you are not an everyday driver, make sure that you at least start your car once a week to make sure that the fluids in the car are moving around and to keep battery health intact. Following these simple to-dos can reduce the chances of vehicle breakdowns. Enjoy the winter with complete health and well-being.