Before the winter takes hold take some time to maintain your car. Don’t wait for winter to have your battery, belts, hoses, radiator, oil, lights, brakes, tyres, exhaust system, heater/defroster, wipers, and ignition system checked. Sasha Auto has everything you need.
If it is in need of a service then take it in. Firstly make sure your car tyres are road worthy and in good repair. The condition of your vehicle’s tyres is important. Worn or damaged tyres can hamper your ability to drive safely. In Ireland the legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm. Especially during winter it makes sense to ensure the tread depth is double that as your tyres will be fighting for grip in rain, snow, and ice. Remember to check tyre air pressure frequently, as it decreases in cold weather. You should also check the tyres for general wear, cracking, bulging, pressure or objects caught in the tread. Sasha Auto offers free tyres check up.
With the clocks gone back this means less light and shorter days so it is vital to check all exterior lights - headlights, indicators, brake lights, reversing light, and fog light. Make sure all are in good working order. Check all the bulbs are working and that all covers are clean and free of grime.
Cold mornings can kill any less than perfect car battery so make sure yours is running on a full charge. Most car batteries have a life span of up to five years. If yours is coming to the end of its life then now is a good time to replace it.
Make sure your windscreen and rear window wipers are fit for purpose. They will have to work harder in the winter to keep your windows clear. To aid them add a quality non freezing washer fluid to the washer reservoir.
Sasha Auto in Ballybane and Liosbaun is offering servicing from €70 including free wiper blades and 20 per cent off all tyres until November 17.
Call today to book your car’s next check up on 091 762700, www.sashaauto.com, because the crew’s priority is your safety.