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Winter Motoring

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TOP MOTORING TIPS AND WINTER WIPER ADVICE

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:20 -- Steve Nacci

Most motorists are aware that trying to run wipers on a frozen windscreen will cause the wiper blades to degrade and produce streaks across the screen.

But here’s a TOP TIP for you about wiper blades that you may not be aware of:

If your windscreen is frozen, the wiper blades stick to the glass.  If the wipers are switched on this may cause a fuse to blow or the motor to be damaged leading to an expense which you can avoid.

TOP MOTORING TIPS AND WINTER TYRE ADVICE

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:13 -- Steve Nacci

With winter now here, frosts, rain and maybe one day snow, we should all check our tyres.  The minimum depth for a tyre is 1.6mm for the centre ¾ of tread for the entire circumference of the tyre.  There should be no cuts, bulges, exposed cords or excessive perishing of the tyre.

We should also check that the tyres have worn evenly.  If the tyres have worn on the inner or outer edges this would suggest that the tracking is out and therefore should be checked.  

How to safely defrost your frozen windscreen

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 08:39 -- Steve Nacci

We’ve been lucky so far in 2013 but the cold snap is on the way in many areas of the country.

For many people this will give rise to frozen windscreens so here are the Milestones Garage Top Tips for managing a frozen windscreen and driving safely.

DO’S

1. Prevention is better than cure

If you don’t have the luxury of a garage or enclosed carport here are a couple of ways you can prevent a windscreen from freezing overnight:

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