Every season is completely different and therefore requires a slightly different approach to driving and also maintaining your car’s wellbeing.
English winters can be treacherous, and it’s important to plan for this, and make sure your car is well equipped and serviced to deal with the harsh conditions. But spring and summer can also produce some interesting conditions, and making sure you’re prepped for every journey is essential.
We’ve put together our five top tips to make driving in spring much easier and safer…
- Spring is all about the big clean, and this includes your car too! It’s a great time to get your car washed and valeted professionally, or even spend some time doing it yourself. There will be a build-up of dirt and road salt from the winter months, so now would be a great time to give it a good clean, preventing any rust or further damage.
- Clean your headlights and tail-lights By springtime, these can be clogged up with dirt and grime from winter. It’s really important to give these a good clean, ensuring the best visibility as possible.
- Check your air-conditioning is fully functional (we live in hope for a long hot summer!) It’s always good to get this checked, and make sure it’s in full working order. There is nothing worse than feeling sweaty, hot and uncomfortable on a long journey.
- Remove your winter tyres and replace them with all-season tyres Believe it or not, it can actually be dangerous to drive with winter tyres in spring and summer. The tread on the tyre will wear down and be non-existent come winter again, and you may not even realise. Winter tyres also wear down quickly when the road is dry and clear of snow and ice. It’s a good idea to ask your garage to take your tyres off.
- Keep a pair of sunglasses in the glovebox The sun can be really low at this time of year, particularly in the morning and evening. Keep a pair of sunglasses handy to protect your eyes.