Winter Checkups

Is your car read for the cold?

With the short days, cold snaps and lots of rain, it’s important to make sure your car is in tip top condition so it can deal with all that winter throws at it!

A winter check by our team at Exbourne Cross Garage will cover various aspects, but some things are especially important as winter sets in.

Antifreeze Level

Keeping the right mix of coolant in the engine is important. If it becomes over-diluted it can freeze and lead to the engine overheating.


It’s important to check you have a battery that is up to the job. Batteries are put under extra strain as cold weather sets in as we naturally start running all the lights and heaters in the car.

If your car is having trouble starting, or you think it’s coming to the end of its life come and get it checked by us.


Are your tyres in good condition? We can check these as worn tyres can affect braking time and also the amount of grip the car has on the road.

Windscreen Wipers

Effective windscreen wipers are important to help clear all the rain, sleet and hail from your windscreen effectively. We can check them, so your vision of the road is not impaired.


Making sure all your lights are in working order and the lenses are clean is important; not only so you can see the road well, but so other road users can also see you.

Whilst we are checking over your car you can also put together a winter survival kit to keep in your car. If you get stuck in bad weather, a hi-vis vest, a blanket, a snow shovel, sturdy shoes, some food and water are all sensible things to pack in your car in case of emergency!

If in doubt please do not hesitate to contact us and one of the team will be happy to assist you further.

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