Airparks help keep you on the road this winter
This winter, Airparks will offer you assistance if you have trouble starting your car at one of our airport car parks.
Low temperatures can spell disaster for your car's battery, particularly if it has not been used for some time. If you're leaving your vehicle with Airparks during the chilly winter months, it's a good idea to give it a quick maintenance check before you depart.
Make sure your battery electrolyte level is correct and top up if necessary with distilled water. Ensure that battery connections are tight and not corroded. You can check the condition of your battery with a car battery charger. Car batteries generally need to be replaced every three years.
If you have a diesel car, replace the glow plugs at the earliest signs of failure to save wear on your battery. You should also check the alternator belt and store some heavy duty jump leads in the boot. Always follow the instructions carefully when using jump leads and consult your owner's handbook before taking on any maintenance work.
Before you set off for the airport, check your oil, water and anti-freeze levels and inspect your tyres. Ensure there's enough fuel for both your outward and return car journeys. Be prepared and pack a winter survival kit including a windscreen scraper, de-icer, blanket, waterproofs and snacks.
Most importantly, before you turn off your engine at Airparks, turn off your lights, wipers, heating, air conditioning and entertainment systems. And give your car a quick once-over before leaving it.
Book airport hotels and parking in advance with airparks to save more money on your holiday.
Published by: Maxine Clarke
November 7, 2008
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