Winter car maintenance made easy

Winter is on its way so we have prepared some useful tips to keep your car on the road.

Get ready for winter with Halifax Car Insurance

Stay safe behind the wheel this winter with Halifax Car Insurance. Get winter ready with our hints and tips to make sure you're prepared whatever the weather.

See our top tips on basic checks you can carry out on your car:

  • Coolant - the coolant needs to be topped up on your car; it will help prevent your engine from freezing or overheating if you get stuck in snow.
  • Electrics - check your car battery and lights to make sure that your fully prepared for driving in poor weather conditions.
  • Fuel - make sure your have enough fuel to complete your planned drive in case you get stuck in traffic and have to keep the engine ticking over.
  • Oil - keep your car running smoothly by checking your oil levels,  too much or too little can damage the car engine.
  • Screenwash - add a good quality antifreeze to your screenwash to help clean your windscreen.
  • Tyres - check your tyres for wear and tear and replace any that are in poor condition. If you live in an area that is prone to extreme weather conditions, it may be worth swapping your normal tyres for winter tyres during the winter months.

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Get winter ready and receive an exclusive £50 Online Banking household voucher offer.

Claim a £50 Argos, Sainsbury’s or B&Q Household voucher from October 20th 2020. Only available when you get a new quote and buy through your Online Banking.

Hold your policy for 14 days and then 7 days later we’ll send you a ‘how to claim email’. 

You must choose your voucher within 30 days of receiving the ‘how to claim’ email. Terms and conditions apply.

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Preparing for a breakdown or getting stranded

Over the years we've seen an increase in motorist being caught out by extreme weather conditions. If you are planning a long car journey there are things you can do in advance just in case you get stranded or breakdown.

Here are some hints and tips on how to protect yourself:

  • Bring a set of basic tools such as a shovel for digging out and torches. Consider charging extra battery packs for your phone so that you can stay in touch with loved ones or contact the emergency services if needed.
  • Keep a set of warm clothes in the car, if possible include thermals and waterproofs, to protect against wet and freezing weather conditions.
  • Put a comfort pack together containing personal items, medication, food items such as high energy bars or chocolate and bottled water.
  • Consider a sleeping bag just in case you get stranded in extremely bad snow. If you don't have a sleeping bag and you have a first aid kit handy, check for a foil blanket to wrap yourself in.

Get your car serviced

Getting your car serviced every year is important. Cars need to be serviced on a regular basis to keep them running at an optimum level. This becomes even more important during winter when cars are more likely to breakdown.

Servicing your car can:

  • maintain the performance of your car
  • enhance fuel economy
  • extend the life span of the car
  • reduce the risk of your car breaking down.

If you're not sure when your car was last serviced, there should be a record in the cars service log. If the car hasn't been serviced in a while it's a good idea to either book your car into a local garage or car dealership.

Why choose Halifax Car Insurance?

All our policies come with great benefits to keep you and you on the road. Choose from one of our car insurance policies and get insured today.

Halifax Car Insurance

  • 24/7 Emergency Claims Helpline - available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week if you need to make a car insurance claim
  • 24/7 online Self-Service Centre - manage your car insurance policy online when it's convenient to you
  • 60 Days European Union Cover - enjoy the same level of cover as you get in the UK.

Full Comprehensive Car Insurance

If you'd like extra peace of mind, our fully comprehensive policy, has extra benefits including:

  • 24/7 Emergency Windscreen Helpline - available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • 3 year guarantee on approved claims repairs - get peace of mind with our guaranteed repairs
  • Courtesy car – whilst your car is at one of our approved repairers. Subject to availability and eligibility
  • New car replacement – if a car you bought new in the last 12 months is stolen and not recovered
  • Vandalism cover – if your car is damaged maliciously, you're still protected.

Get winter ready and receive an exclusive £50 Online Banking household voucher offer.

Claim a £50 Argos, Sainsbury’s or B&Q Household voucher from October 20th 2020. Only available when you quote and buy through your Online Banking. 

Hold your policy for 14 days and then 7 days later we’ll send you a ‘how to claim email’. 

You must choose your voucher within 30 days of receiving the ‘how to claim’ email. Terms and conditions apply.

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Get a car insurance quote from just £191*. Plus, sign in to Online Banking to get a quote and take advantage of the £50 household voucher offer. 

*40% of new Halifax Car Insurance customers paid as little as £191 between March 2020 and September 2020. Excludes optional extras. Includes 10% discount where eligible.

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Get a quote online from our panel of insurers from as little as £191*. 

*40% of new Halifax Car Insurance customers paid as little as £191 between March 2020 and September 2020. Excludes optional extras. Includes 10% discount where eligible.

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Want extra peace of mind? You can upgrade your car insurance policy from our range of additional cover options. Here are the optional upgrades you can choose from:

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