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#WinterWarmUp 1: get your car ready

ingenie Winter warm-up 1: preparing your car infographic

Why you need to get your car ready for winter

Winter doesn't only put more strain on your car; it also means minor problems are suddenly much bigger. Things like running out of screenwash are annoying in summer, but they're probably not going to put you in real danger.

That all changes once the mercury drops below brisk. Scrabbling about in the frost while your toes turn into 10 little ice pops gives you a whole new perspective on those 'minor' problems.

So rather than risk an 8am-dead-battery-in-a-snowstorm nightmare, why not do a few quick checks while frostbite isn't so likely?

  Get the full #WinterWarmUp infographic

Honor Clement-Hayes

By Honor Clement-Hayes

Honor joined ingenie in 2014 and is in charge of words on the Young Driver's Guide and blog. Her first car is a Peugeot 206 cabriolet, which is a very sensible choice for the British climate. Follow her on .