Winter is a particularly difficult time of year for drivers. Since the prudent is always insured, it is a good idea to check that you have all the automotive accessories you need even before the first frost and snowfall. If something is missing, go shopping. What could you possibly need during the winter? Here is a ready-made list.
It’s a good idea to keep cables with you at all times, i.e. simply carry them in the boot. You never know when you might need them. Not only for you, but also, for example, for your neighbour whose battery is dead after a frosty night.
Boosters, or starting devices, are becoming increasingly popular. For a few hundred zlotys, you can buy one for winter safety, should the car refuse to start and you are in a hurry. In such a situation, a booster, also called a car starter, will come to your aid.
The battery does a titanic job in winter, which of course affects its efficiency. Sometimes it is the case that even a pretty good battery has had enough after a long start. In order to save it, it is a good idea to remove the battery from the car and connect it to the charger.
A simple, effective solution for those who hate scraping their windows or don’t have the time. The defroster will quickly remove a thin layer of frost and, in the case of a thick coating of ice, will make it easier for you to clean your windows thoroughly and thus guarantee safe driving and… no fine.
Winter fuel additive
While such additives are controversial, if you drive a car with a diesel engine, it certainly can’t hurt to use a product that prevents water precipitation from the fuel. Thus, it makes cold weather starting easier, while cleaning the injectors.