The cold snap earlier this week brought a touch of the Arctic to Manchester. Although most of us managed to dodge the snow, you know its only a matter of time before the cold weather wreaks havoc on the roads and your car.

To combat the cold, Duffy Motors offer a fast and convenient winter car check from its city centre garage.

There’s nowhere more convenient if you live or work in Manchester city centre.

Duffy Motors’ quick and convenient winter check-up

Book your winter check-up in now. We only charge for half an hours labour and you can drop-off and pick-up your car as you please.

We check:

  • The battery (batteries are the most common cause of winter breakdown)
  • Bulbs
  • Wipers
  • Oil levels
  • Tyres
  • Screenwash

While we have your vehicle on the ramp we will also perform a quick visual brake test just to check for major faults.

And we’ll top your washer fluid up with antifreeze if you are running low.

Duffy Motor’s city centre garage couldn’t be more convenient for anyone commuting into Manchester for work.

Located next to the Beetham tower, there’s lots of public transport links nearby so you can drop your car off in the morning, head to work and pick it up whenever you are ready.

Preparing your car for winter

In the winter the cold weather can interfere with the chemical reaction that goes on in your battery. This means they are more likely to fail, especially batteries that are more than about five years old.

If your battery is sounds or feels like it is struggling to get started, especially on those cold winter mornings then you should get it checked (and possibly replaced) by an expert. This winter might be enough to finish it off.

You are much more likely to be involved in an accident in winter. To help reduce the risk it’s important that you get your brakes, tyres, wipers and bulbs checked. This will help reduce the risk of skidding, help you see other road users better and allow other road users to see you better (only if you keep your lights on though).

More winter car tips

  • Check your tyre pressure regularly and ensure you have a tread depth of at least 3mm
  • Make sure there is antifreeze in your radiator and windscreen washer bottle
  • Keep an ice-scraper and de-icer in your vehicle and never try to drive with a frosted up windscreen
  • In case you do get stranded at the side of the motorway it is good to keep some essentials in your boot. Pack a few jumpers, a blanket, food and drink, a high-vis and a warning triangle
  • A thin coat of polish or Vaseline can stop rubber door seals freezing shut and a squirt of WD-40 should be enough to stop your locks freezing
  • Keep your windscreen clean inside and out and consider replacing your wiper blades