Top 3 Car Repairs Your Garage Must Prepare For This Winter

As the winter months set in, cars often bear the worst of the harsh weather. Cold temperatures, snow and ice can lead to various issues for vehicles, making it crucial to prepare your car for winter. 

When it comes to your garage business, the winter months mean a rise in car repair jobs. This is because people are more likely to face car troubles due to the weather, increasing the demand for quality winter car services and repairs. From engine issues to tyre problems, your garage needs to be prepared.

However, as a garage owner, it can be difficult to handle this influx of service and repair requests. At TechMan, we make this easy for you with our industry-leading garage management system. With our garage software, you can organise appointments, track repair progress, manage inventory and streamline communication, all in one place!

In this blog, we’ll explore the different types of car repairs your garage can expect this winter, and how TechMan can help you ensure efficiency in these repairs. Let’s begin!

How to Prepare Cars for the Winter: 3 Types of Repairs Your Garage Can Expect

1. Frozen Engines and Cooling Systems

winter car care, a car technician injecting cleaning fluid in the engine

In the winter, it is common for car engines and cooling systems to freeze. The drop in temperature can cause the coolant in the engine to freeze, which in turn can lead to a range of other issues. For instance, when the coolant freezes, it expands, causing cracks in the engine block or damaging the radiator. 

The cold weather can also thicken the engine oil, making it harder for the engine to turn over and start. This is why it becomes important to prepare cars for the winter weather and stay on top of safety issues. 

To fix these issues, your car technicians may need to ensure that the coolant is at the appropriate concentration and level to help prevent freezing. Along with that, you may also need to ensure optimal levels of antifreeze for effective winter car protection. 

When it comes to winter car care, it’s also important to advise customers to schedule routine checks and maintenance. With TechMan’s garage management software, customers can not only check technician availability but also schedule appointments directly. Click here to find out more! 

2. Brake System Concerns

When it comes to brake systems, many cars face issues in the winter that need to be addressed. Moisture often accumulates within the braking system in freezing temperatures, leading to issues within the brake lines and callipers. This, in turn, leads to reduced brake responsiveness or a complete brake failure. 

To ensure protection and safety, you may need to inspect the braking system thoroughly, checking for moisture build-up, worn-out pads and potential ice accumulation. Your car technicians may also need to perform brake fluid checks and ensure proper functioning. In extreme cases, you may need to replace certain parts within the brake system to ensure safety. 

With TechMan’s innovative inventory management features, you can ensure that your technicians have access to the car parts they need, regardless of the type of repair. You can stock up on some winter essentials with a single click, reducing setbacks in the repair process while boosting customer satisfaction. Click here for a demo!

3. Tyre Maintenance and Tread Checks

winter car tyre, a garage technician inspecting a tyre

In the winter, it’s essential to maintain optimal tyre conditions and tread depth. This is because the cold temperatures significantly impact tyre pressure, causing it to decrease, which further affects vehicle stability. Similarly, when it comes to tread depth, worn-out treads can lead to issues with traction on slippery surfaces, increasing the risk of accidents. 

This is why, when it comes to winter car maintenance, your car technicians may need to prepare for tyre replacement and service requests. For instance, customers may request switching to specialised winter car tyres that are designed with deeper treads for increased grip. Besides that, you may also need to perform pressure and safety checks, ensuring that your customers can drive safely in bad weather. 

Choose TechMan to Boost Efficiency in Your Garage!

Regardless of the weather, as a garage owner, we understand that you’re looking for ways to boost efficiency and productivity within your garage. This is why, at TechMan, we have designed our innovative garage management software to solve all your garage management problems.

Whether you need to manage your inventory, schedule appointments, create workloads or more, our garage software lets you do it all! 

Get the best out of your garage with TechMan!

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Published: December 5, 2023