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Car trouble can happen to anyone. Especially in winter. There are some things that can be avoided, however. We show you how – with these 5 tips.

1. Wiper woes

Think your wipers will make it through all the ice and snow on your windscreen? Think again. It could be the end of your wiper motor, and of your wiper blades – and sooner than you think.

2. Blocked brakes

Thinking of popping through the car wash on your way home from work? Better not. Especially if your car is going to stand idle for some time afterwards. The moisture could block all of your brakes and your automatic handbrake in particular, potentially immobilizing your vehicle.

3. Wing-mirror settings

Wing mirrors are always the first victims when things get tight. So never forget to retract them after you've parked. Given the amount of electronics built in to your mirrors, replacing them is always expensive – and only covered if you have parking-damage insurance. 

Already replaced your sticker? No? Then better hurry up, because the fine will be hefty. And don't forget to remove the old sticker.

Avoiding fines

4. Cleaning the salt off your car

Don't bother washing the underside of your car in the car wash: it won't do anything anyway. Instead, in spring, have your garage put your vehicle on the car lift and steam-clean the undercarriage. It doesn't cost much more – and gets rid of the salt once and for all.

5. Planning tire changes

The old rule of thumb "From Easter to October" can lead to a lot of unnecessary stress. And can also mean you're too late, despite promises of big tips. So always be sure to book your appointment in good time. Better still, make the appointment when you're having your tires changed in the spring – and vice versa.

And if you suffer bodywork damage ...

... leave everything to us. Together with our partner firms, we organize the repair, provide a replacement car (if desired), and return your car cleaned and repaired. One call is all it takes!

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