Spring Weather Conditions that can Affect Your Vehicles

Posted
September 1, 2020

With a change in season, it’s important to be aware of how changing weather conditions can affect vehicles on the road. Jason Small, from our Operations team, shares his top five tips for keeping your vehicles safe this Spring.

With a change in season, it’s important to be aware of how changing weather conditions can affect vehicles on the road. Jason Small, from our Operations team, shares his top five tips for keeping your vehicles safe this Spring:

  1. Check your tyre pressure – tyres lose pressure when temperatures drop, warmer days and chilly nights can mean your tyres expand and contract.
  2. Tyre tread depth – check your tyres for legal wear limit, most tyres have tread wear blocks if they are close to the wear indicator then the tyre should be replaced. Checked for uneven tyre wear, this may indicate a steering or suspension issue, an inflation issue or a wheel alignment may be required.
  3. Check your radiator fluid – check the coolant level in your radiator or header tank and for any obvious leaks on the ground, especially as the days warm up.
  4. Check your Pollen filter – pollen is in the air, so check your pollen filter for dust build-up so that it doesn’t come into your car via the air conditioning system. A clear pollen filter will allow for better airflow and cooling while trapping unwanted particles in the air.
  5. Vehicle lighting – Have a brief walk-around of the vehicle to check all park, indicator and headlights function correctly. Have someone place their foot on the brake for you while checking all brake lights work and project the correct colour. To be seen is to be safe.

If you have questions around the safe operating of your assets, please submit an enquiry to our Operations team.