Although the weather in my little corner of the UK has turned milder there has and undoubtedly will be some inclement and seriously cold spells to come and leading car care brand Holts Auto has a few potential solutions to help keep you on the road and your cars looking tip-top.

Check your coolant/anti-freeze levels. Prestone Coolant/Anti-freeze – is the US number one selling coolant product. It can be mixed with any other coolant, is guaranteed for all cars and protects down to -37 degrees celsius.

Keep your windscreen clear. Check your screenwash levels and top-up if needed with Prestone Extreme Performance Screenwash. It melts ice down to -23 degrees celsius and prevents sun dazzle, which can be seriously dangerous during the winter when the sun is often low on the horizon. If you want to avoid the ‘cold hands scraping the windscreen with a credit card situation’ Prestone’s Rapid De-Icer is claimed to be the most powerful product currently available in the UK, protecting down to -40-degrees C!

Check your tyres.  This is crucial – look at the wear and tread – do the 20p test and replace if they are not up to scratch. Patchy, bald tyres mean that you might not stop as quickly as you need to, especially in poor weather conditions. It’s not a bad idea to carry a can of

Tyreweld Emergency Car Tyre Repair. It contains a water-based foam which re-inflates your tyre, and as you drive the foam seals the puncture, so you can get off the roadside and to a garage for full repair.   

Keep paintwork protected. Salt from the roads takes a real toll on your car’s finish and if you like to give your car an extra layer of protection, Simoniz Original Wax is an award-winning classic, trusted for decades to give a deep, long-lasting shine, thanks to its natural carnauba wax.

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