Autoway Service Centre

Winter is synonymous with staying indoors under blankets with hot chocolate in front of the television. But what does this mean for you as a motorist? It’s time to winterise your vehicle.

We’ve jotted down a few steps which you can take to ensure you get the most out of your vehicle’s performance this winter (source

  • Have the battery & charging system checked for optimum performance.
  • Clean, flush & put new antifreeze in the cooling system.
  • Make sure heaters, defrosters & wipers work properly.
  • Check the tyre tread depth & tyre pressure.
  • Be diligent about changing the oil & filter at recommended intervals. Dirty oil can spell trouble in winter.
  • Have the brakes checked. The braking system is your vehicle’s most important safety item.
  • Have the exhaust system checked for carbon monoxide leaks, which can be especially dangerous during cold weather driving when windows are closed.
  • Check to see that exterior & interior lights work & headlights are properly aimed.