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Winter is Coming: Preparing Your Car for Freezing Temperatures

Preparing Your Car for Freezing Temperatures

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5 Steps to Prepare your Car for Winter

As the temperatures drop and winter approaches, it’s crucial to prepare your car for the challenges that come with the winter. Automotive Parts Distribution (APD) understands the importance of ensuring your vehicle is ready to tackle freezing temperatures, icy roads and adverse weather conditions. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through essential steps to winterise your car and introduce you to APD’s range of products that will help keep you safe on the road during the cold months ahead.

Check Your Battery

Cold temperatures can put a strain on your car’s battery. Before winter sets in, have your battery tested to ensure it’s in good condition. If it’s nearing the end of its lifespan, consider replacing it with a reliable battery from APD. We offer a range of high-performance batteries that are specifically designed for cold weather conditions, ensuring reliable starting power even in freezing temperatures.

Inspect Your Tyres

Your tyres are your vehicle’s only contact with the road, so it’s crucial to ensure they are in top condition for winter driving. Check the tread depth and condition of your tyres, and consider switching to winter tyres for enhanced traction on icy and snowy roads. APD advises you use winter tyres that provide excellent grip and improved handling in cold weather conditions and check our tyre consumables in case of an emergency.

Maintain Fluid Levels

Maintaining proper fluid levels is essential during winter. Ensure that your engine coolant, windshield washer fluid and oil levels are appropriate for cold weather conditions. Consider using winter-grade engine oil that offers better viscosity and lubrication in freezing temperatures. APD provides a range of high-quality fluids and engine oils suitable for winter use, helping to keep your engine running smoothly.

Upgrade Your Wipers and Washer Fluid

Visibility is crucial in winter driving conditions. Check your windscreen wipers for signs of wear and tear and replace them if necessary. Consider upgrading to winter wiper blades that are specially designed to combat snow and ice build-up. Additionally, ensure that your windscreen washer fluid is rated for freezing temperatures. APD offers a selection of high-performance wiper blades and winter windscreen washer fluid to improve visibility during snowy and icy conditions.

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Emergency Preparations

It’s important to be prepared for any unexpected situations during winter. Keep an emergency kit in your car that includes items such as a blanket, a flashlight, extra warm clothing and a shovel. Additionally, ensure your vehicle is equipped with de-icer and ice scraper from APD to quickly clear your windows and lights before driving.


Preparing your car for freezing temperatures is vital to ensure your safety and maintain optimal performance during the winter season. Automotive Parts Distribution (APD) offers a wide range of products that will help you get your vehicle ready for the challenges of winter. From reliable batteries and high-performance fluids, wipers and emergency preparation items, APD has everything you need to winterise your car. Visit today to explore our selection and get your vehicle ready to face the cold with confidence. Stay safe on the road this winter with APD!

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