1. How to check your car tyres are safe?
Check all tyres (including the spare) are free from damage, tyre pressure is at the recommended level, and during winter all tyres have at least 3mm of tread. Also, consider fitting winter tyres which are designed to provide superior grip when temperatures fall below 7ºC.
2. How to check your engine won’t freeze?
Check the engine cooling system to avoid freezing or overheating. Ensure that your coolant level is topped up and check coolant hoses before setting off on a long journey.
3. How to check your car needs an oil change?
Check your oil levels periodically. As with coolant, if it's time or nearly time to have your oil changed, do it before you leave on your road trip. If you’re thinking ‘what oil’s right for my car?’, then contact your Toyota authorised dealer.
4. How to check your car’s electrics?
Check the battery terminals are clean and tight. Due to the extra demands of using lights, heating and wipers, if your battery is over five years old, have it tested by your Toyota authorised dealer.
5. How to check your car’s lights?
Check your lights before you set-off. They are essential for you to see and be seen by others. Walk around your car and make sure that all lights are working and free from dirt and grime that builds up in winter.