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Everything you need to know about winter health checks

Ellie Dyer-Brown, 11 months ago

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WhoCanFixMyCar explains what's included in a winter health check and the benefits of having one.

You wouldn’t set off on a camping trip without checking you had all the equipment you’d need and that it was in good working order; likewise, you shouldn’t enter the harsh winter months without making sure your car is fully prepared to handle what lies ahead. That’s where winter health checks come in.


What are winter health checks for?

What are the benefits?

What's included?

Book a winter health check

What are winter health checks for?

While there are a few checks you can perform at home to make sure your vehicle is road worthy, it isn’t always easy to spot early signs of wear and tear, which is why having your car looked at by a professional can give you extra peace of mind as the temperature starts to drop.

Various parts of your car are checked to ensure they are capable of withstanding challenging driving conditions, such as rain, snow and ice.

What are the benefits of a winter health check?

The two most important benefits are...


Getting your car checked helps to make sure that you and your passengers are as safe as possible because your car is in good health and will handle challenging weather conditions better as a result.


By examining your car, it’s possible to catch any problems early, before they deteriorate further and become more expensive to fix (not to mention a lot more dangerous!).

What's included in a winter health check?

Different garages will offer slightly different services, but these are the most important checks:

  • Tyre check (tread depth and inflation level)

  • Battery evaluation

  • Cooling system check 

  • Oil level 

  • Screen wash

  • Wipers and windscreen

  • Headlight and brake light check

Book your winter health check now

With bad weather imminent, now's the time to make sure your car is ready for whatever comes its way. WhoCanFixMyCar can help you find the right garage at the right price.