Saturday, 9 January 2010

I Need Car Advice

So here's the thing - I need advice. It has been snowing for about a week now, and it occurs to me that this might not be very good for my car. Here are my dilemmas:

1. Should I remove the snow, or does it provide a cosy blanket to keep Fifi warm?

2. Should I start the car every couple of days, and run the engine for a wee while?

3. Anti freeze. I should probably put some in there, yes? But I always thought they did that when they serviced the car, which happened last March. I don't think I've added anything to the car since then, except petrol. So I do not really know whether there is anti freeze in the car or not. Should I get some and whack it in? Or would I have to remove the current contents of whatever bit the anti freeze goes in first? Is it too late by now? Also, since I have not added anything since 10 months ago, maybe there is not much in there to freeze?

Any advice is welcome. Thanks.

1 comment:

Andrew Gribben said...

I'm not really a car person, but I can try and help. If you are going to drive the car, brush any extra snow off the roof, boot etc, it changes the weight distribution of the car when there's lots of snow and can make it harder to control. People say to start the car every few days anyway if you aren't driving it, so that's probably a good idea. On the antifreeze front, it's part of your coolant system (ironically), along with water. I think your meant to have a higher concentration of it in the winter, you can just open the coolant resevoir and pour it in up to the level.

Hope that helps
Andrew