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Offline willni

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Winter is coming...
« on: 17 October 2021, 14:37 »
With the temperatures starting to drop and the roads getting wetter, we're slowly slipping into winter mode.

What's everyone doing to prep for winter?

I'm currently trying to source a set of 18's for my Goodyear Ultragrips, but unfortunately can't find a set that I like other than belvederes or in 19's...
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Offline baka

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Re: Winter is coming...
« Reply #1 on: 17 October 2021, 16:26 »
I have turned the knob that makes my mirrors warm. That's about the extent of my winter prep.

Offline nunchuck

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Re: Winter is coming...
« Reply #2 on: 17 October 2021, 16:29 »
Bought some rubber mats

Offline bgbazz

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Re: Winter is coming...
« Reply #3 on: 17 October 2021, 16:39 »
Put my winter wheels and tires on the car and went for a short drive up the hill to watch the snow falling.
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Offline joe6

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Re: Winter is coming...
« Reply #4 on: 17 October 2021, 17:09 »
Recently fitted set of undertrays to reduce the grit impact on the rear suspension. Washed and rewaxed the paintwork yesterday as it was a dry day.
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Offline Yusee

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Re: Winter is coming...
« Reply #5 on: 17 October 2021, 18:18 »
Get all the annual car jobs done at this time of year.

Not sure why it’s always been like that- I think when cricket season ends, my mind turns to cars.

Oil change on the pug- I’ve done plugs too this year ( and it’s running much smoother), the annual service gets done on the golf, and both MOTs to do.

The golf gets more use now as roads get wet and we start to get salt on the road.

The only thing i do to protect the body is to frequently jet wash, sometimes a quick spray after coming home from work- particularly underside.

I think I’ll give it an early autumn wax too this year
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