Winter is a great time to set a quick car-check to make sure you stay safe on the roads. Have you ever considered doing more than simply taking your car for its services? Now is a great time to do a little extra in ensuring that travelling this winter goes without a hitch.
The winter holidays are around the corner and most families will be making the most of the long break. Most of us are looking for something fun to do with the kids this winter! If you are travelling around the country, making sure your car is in top condition could save you a world of hassle. Especially if you are travelling to areas where there might be snow or cold, wet weather. Look at these 3 simple ways to make sure your car is ready to travel this winter.
A car battery can last anywhere between 4 to 6 years. It can be terribly disappointing when something as ordinary as a flat battery halts a great holiday. Don’t get stuck in the icecaps of the Drakensberg with a battery that has reached the end of its lifespan! Take your car to have the battery checked if you do not own your own computerised battery tester. Make sure that you have the right equipment to assist you or another driver with a jump-start as well. Finally, remember to clean and protect your battery terminals against wet, cold conditions or ask an expert to assist.
If you are going to be travelling, checking your tires should be at the top of your list. Check the depth of your thread since worn tires will make driving in wet conditions difficult. Shallow tire thread also increases your stopping distance and can leave you in a bit of a jam when you suddenly need to stop. Consider looking for snow tires if you are going to any of the places to find snow in SA with your family.
The best way to be prepared is to make sure you have everything you may need in case of an emergency. Items like a blanket, gloves or beanie can be left in your car for the duration of the cold season. Stock up on all necessary equipment to change a flat tire, jump a car, fix a busted hose or belt. Make sure you have a cell phone charger in your car too and an extra bottle of water. Most of these items don’t take up too much space and you can travel with them comfortable the whole winter.
Avoid getting completely stranded this winter by ensuring that your tracking unit is up to date and working correctly. TrackNetics offers tailor-made solutions to all of our clients to suit your individual needs. Contact us to speak to a consultant about our tracking units and get the app to track your car anytime.