RAC Auto Service’s mechanic Mark Finch gives his top five tips for winter car care so you can prepare your car now for the wet weather ahead.

Mark’s Top Five tips:

  1. Replace your windscreen wiper blades. Over summer damage from the heat and sun can make them less effective at removing water, potentially reducing visibility.
  2. Check your car’s tyres for wear and tear. If the pressure is too low or tyres are worn below the legal 1.5mm limitthey will have less grip on the road and may increase your stopping distance.
  3. Check your front and rear lights. You will use them more in wet weather to see the road and improve the visibility of your car to others.
  4. Get your brakes checked. Worn brakes, like tyres, can extend your stopping distance and increase the risk of a collision on a wet road.
  5. Cold weather can take its toll on car batteries. Ensure terminals are clean and remember to switch off lights when you finish driving.

RAC Auto Services reminds members to book a car service now in preparation for winter driving. Member servicing starts from $136 and all RAC services also include a safety check.

To book call 1300 652 451.