Winter is Here:

Winter is here, and that means it’s time to start preparing your car for the cold winter months ahead. Driving in Winters in Pakistan poses a variety of hazards. From icy roads and slippery surfaces to foggy conditions throughout the months of December and January.

As a motorist, you must be prepared for the extreme conditions that winter brings. Ice and snow can cause reduced visibility and traction while making the roads more dangerous. So it’s important to maintain your vehicle to avoid accidents or breakdowns. During foggy weather, cars must use their headlights and flashers even during the daytime as visibility is significantly impaired. It’s also important to keep an eye out for patches of black ice. Which can appear on roads when temperatures drop very low overnight or in the mornings.

Drivers should also reduce their speed on wet roadways. As water can cause tires to hydroplane and lead to serious accidents. Lastly, motorists should always ensure they have warm clothing and an emergency kit in case of unexpected breakdowns or delays before heading out on their journey during winter.

Whether you’re a new driver or an experienced one, these 10 tips will help you make sure your car is ready for the cold weather. Read on to find out how to get your car prepared for winter driving in Pakistan.

It is important to routinely check for any fluid leaks your car may have before taking off on long trips during the winter.

1. Check Your Tires & Brakes

Driving in the winter season can be a challenging experience. And it is essential to make sure your vehicle’s tires and brakes are in good working order before getting behind the wheel. Tires should be properly inflated and have good tread depth so they can handle slippery roads. Tire pressure checks should also be done regularly, as well as checking for signs of wear or damage. If you live in an area with heavy snowfall, consider investing in snow tires to handle the unique conditions.

It is also important to check your vehicle’s brakes before heading out. Ensure that they are responsive and doing their job correctly! This will help ensure maximum safety when driving on icy roads. Furthermore, take extra precautions like slowing down, leaving more room between cars, and avoiding hard braking if you start skidding. These small steps can make all the difference when driving in winter weather conditions.

2. Check Your Antifreeze Coolant

Replacing the water in your radiator with an anti-freeze coolant is essential for maintaining optimal engine performance and preventing breakdowns due to freezing during winter months.

By using an anti-freeze coolant, you can safely operate your vehicle in temperatures as low as -34 degrees Celsius. Without the risk of damage to your engine or cooling system. This specially formulated fluid is designed to protect metal surfaces from corrosion. And its higher boiling point helps control engine temperatures. When replacing the water in your radiator with an anti-freeze coolant. It is important to use a product that meets or exceeds the requirements of the vehicle’s manufacturer.

Generally speaking, most antifreeze coolants contain ethylene glycol and other additives such as corrosion inhibitors and pH buffers that help prevent scale and rust build-up on internal components. The addition of these additives can also extend the life of hoses, gaskets, thermostats, pumps, and other parts by providing additional protection from oxidation due to high-heat operation. In addition to protecting your vehicle from extreme temperatures and corrosion damage, an antifreeze coolant will also help keep water pump seals lubricated to ensure proper circulation throughout the cooling system and reduce noise associated with a dry cooling system. When performing this maintenance task. It is recommended that you check all hoses for leaks or cracks before draining out the old fluid and replacing it with new anti-freeze coolant so that any potential issues can be addressed firsthand.

Additionally, you should always follow instructions provided by the manufacturer when adding new antifreeze coolant into your vehicle’s radiator as certain concentrations may differ depending on the make/model of the car/truck.

During the foggy and cold winter months. It is important to test your vehicle’s headlights, brake lights, fog lamps, and blinkers regularly. This will help ensure that you can see and be seen in low-visibility driving conditions.

3. Change Your Engine Oil

The oil keeps your engine running smoothly, even when the temperature drops below freezing. Changing your oil is an important step in maintaining the health of your vehicle’s engine. During the winter months. It is especially important to ensure that you are using the lowest-viscosity oil grade compatible with your car’s engine according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.

This is because lower-viscosity oils tend to flow more easily and quickly in colder temperatures. Additionally, when temperatures drop below 0°C, thicker motor oils can start to thicken, potentially leading to difficulty starting your vehicle. As such, be sure to check what oil viscosity is recommended for use during cold weather conditions and switch accordingly before winter sets in.

Taking the time for regular oil changes can also help prevent sludge buildup or other contaminants from forming in the engine as a result of moisture accumulation from condensation. Furthermore, since motor oils are designed to break down and become less effective over time due to heat and usage exposure. Changing out your oil with fresh fluid helps ensure that all necessary additives needed for proper lubrication remain in their ideal concentration levels.

Staying on top of regular maintenance tasks like changing your oil helps keep your car running safely and efficiently.

4. Check Your Battery

It is important to check your car battery as the cold winter months approach. Cold weather can take a toll on car batteries, causing them to lose power and start slowly. Furthermore, the battery’s internal resistance increases in colder temperatures making it more difficult for the engine to start. To make sure that you don’t get stranded by the roadside during foggy, wet, and cold weather, examine your car battery and ensure that it is up-to-date.

Look for corrosion around the terminals or any leaks which could be signs that a replacement is required. Also, be sure to test your headlights, brake lights, blinkers, and defogger – all of which are essential when driving in wintry conditions – to make sure they are working properly. If necessary, replace it with a new one that is designed for cold-weather performance. Taking care of your car battery will guarantee reliable performance throughout the entire winter season.

As this part of your car’s maintenance can go a long way towards keeping you safe while driving during winter. Don’t forget to check your wipers before embarking into this season!

5. Check your Defoggers

Checking your car’s defogger is necessary before driving in winter and on foggy days. Before setting out for any journey, it is important to ensure that the rear defogger is working properly, as it helps clear away fog or mist from the rear window of a car. This ensures better visibility for the driver, which is very crucial in such weather conditions. Additionally, one should also learn how to use the HVAC system properly for effective defogging.

Defogging the windows and windscreens of a car is an important task that helps keep visibility clear while driving. For cars with HVAC* systems, it can be done relatively easily. Firstly, turn the fan on at medium to high speed and set the air conditioning or recirculate the button to maximum cooling. Next, direct the air from the center vents towards the windscreen and windows to draw out warm, damp air. If you want to further reduce fogging. Switch on all exterior vents as well so that cool, fresh air is drawn in from outside. Lastly, adjust the temperature setting until the mist clears up. If required you can also use demisters and heater controls to do this more effectively. By following these simple steps consistently. You’ll be able to use your HVAC system to defog your car’s windows and windscreen with minimal effort.

(HVAC= Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning)

6. Test Your Lights

During the foggy and cold winter months. It is important to test your vehicle’s headlights, brake lights, fog lamps, and blinkers regularly. This will help ensure that you can see and be seen in low-visibility driving conditions. Not having functioning lighting systems can significantly increase the amount of time it takes for other drivers to respond or react when they encounter your car on the road.

Furthermore, using fog lights or dimmed headlights when visibility is poor can help you to better see the road ahead. An essential element of safe driving. It is also important to check if turn signals are working properly. So that other drivers know which way you are going when making turns on roads.

Lastly, checking brake lights should be part of routine maintenance. To ensure that your vehicle’s braking signal is functioning as it should be and allow other drivers around you to know when you’re slowing down or stopping at intersections. Taking these precautions in the foggy and cold winter months will help keep everyone safer on the road.

7. Top Off All Fluids

It is essential to top off all fluids in your car to ensure a safe journey during the winter months. Engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, windshield wiper fluid, and coolant should all be monitored and filled as needed. This will help maintain the optimal performance of your engine and other parts of your vehicle.

It is recommended that you check these fluids at least once a week and add any necessary amounts before winter weather arrives. Adding these fluids in advance can help keep your car running at its best when temperatures dip below freezing.

8. Check Your Wipers

Checking your car wipers should be part of your regular car maintenance routine. But before the winter season, it is essential to pay extra attention and make sure they are running properly and efficiently. Wiper controls, motors, and rubber blades should all be checked for proper functioning. As well as the windscreen washer fluid system.

Make sure that the rubber blades are still in good condition and fit snugly on the windshield. If they seem worn out or torn, replace them with new ones. The washer fluid reservoir should also be topped up with a non-freezing product such as Suzuki’s Windshield Washer Fluid. To ensure optimal performance even in freezing temperatures.

As this part of your car’s maintenance can go a long way towards keeping you safe while driving during winter. Don’t forget to check your wipers before embarking into this season!

9. Have Your Car’s Heater System Checked

Having your car’s heater system checked for leaks and thermostat valve performance is essential to ensure that it functions efficiently and safely in cold weather. You should first check the hoses and pipes for any visible signs of damage or wear.

Moreover, you should watch out for signs of radiator leaks around the engine bay. As well as signs of leakage near the heater core which could be caused by a variety of issues. Lastly, thermostat valves are important components as they regulate the engine temperature accurately. Therefore, it is important to have them checked regularly to make sure they are working properly without any issues.

If you’re uncertain about how to proceed with such complex tasks. It is best to seek professional help from a trusted service center like Suzuki Fort Motors. With our expert technicians performing routine inspections on your car’s heater system. You can rest assured knowing that your car will be ready for winter driving conditions.

Don’t let bad weather slow down your journey—get ready now and stay safe out there!

10. Check For Leaks

It is important to routinely check for any fluid leaks your car may have before taking off on long trips during the winter. Not only could a leak cause major damage to your vehicle. But it can also be dangerous if you are driving in freezing temperatures.

To check for leaks. Start by looking around the hoses and radiator for any wet spots that may indicate a leak. Make sure to open the hood and look around the engine, including around the heater core and thermostat valve. Also, check under your vehicle for any possible oil or transmission fluid leakage.

It is recommended to have a professional inspection from Suzuki Fort Motors. As we can provide a thorough check if you suspect there may be an issue with your vehicle’s fluids. Remember, prevention is always better than repair!

This type of evaluation will ensure your car is running safely and efficiently with minimal risk of costly repairs down the road due to neglected leaks or other issues. Paying attention to the condition of your vehicle now can help you avoid trouble later on. And keep you confidently on the road this winter!


Winter weather can be challenging for drivers everywhere. But having a well-prepared vehicle will give you peace of mind while out on the road this season! By following these 10 tips above you’ll be able to ensure that everything runs smoothly. No matter where life takes you this winter season! Don’t let bad weather slow down your journey—get ready now and stay safe out there!

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