Cold Weather Checklist

Vehicle Cold Weather Checklist to Avoid Winter Chills

Get your shelves stocked up with this cold weather checklist and keep your sales high as the colder temperatures set in.

As the colder temperatures set in, there will be an influx of various winter related automotive problems. Be sure to consider these items to avoid sales hibernation this winter.

Battery related faults remain one of the primary causes of vehicle breakdowns during the winter period. GS Batteries Car, Light Van and Cargo range offers OE quality replacements along with a range of auxiliary and back-up batteries covering numerous applications.

Jump Leads

There is always a leap in sales for jump leads around winter time. Energizer® offers a range of 6 jump leads with features including High Conductive Technology (HCT) and LED clamps on selected part numbers.


Poor visibility comes hand-in-hand during winter. Ring Automotive has a comprehensive range of vehicle bulbs for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles. Bulb upgrades are also a popular consideration around this season, FPS stocks a large range of Ring high performance halogen bulbs which improves road visibility with up to 130% more light on the road.


There are more than 1 million thermostat failures reported every year during winter. Gates thermostats offer comprehensive car parc coverage from the fewest references within the aftermarket; as Gates thermostats are supplied with all required gaskets and seals for multiple applications.


A good quality antifreeze is crucial when the weather turns cold. The Xstream® range by Comma not only keeps engines running in freezing temperatures but also contains rust inhibitors to help keep radiators and water pumps corrosion free.


Gas and coil spring failures tend to increase when the temperatures drop. However, there’s no need to make space for a bigger stockpile for the winter, Kilen’s extensive range of springs are available through FPS via same/next-day delivery.

Hi-Vis Clothing & Workwear

Hi-vis clothing and thermals are essential during the colder months, especially if working outdoors or if your vehicle breaks down. FPS stocks a wide range of hi-vis and thermal clothing from Portwest. This includes thermal base layer tops, leggings and thermal outerwear.

Visibility Enhancers

Windscreens and wipers are under a constant barrage of extreme elements during the winter. It is important to keep them in top shape to avoid any mishaps caused by bad visibility. Bosch has a comprehensive range of conventional and flat blade windscreen wipers which covers a wide range of sizes and applications.

PMA has a range of windscreen cleaning products such as the Anti-Fog Glass Cleaner and Windscreen Rain Repellent to help keep driver vision clear during winter months.

Prepare for frosty windscreens and windows with Holts De-Icer. A powerful aerosol which works down to -40°C, it removes frost from windscreens and windows quickly and easily, whilst leaving a smear-free finish.

All parts and products mentioned in this article are available from FPS through the F:Drive. With FPS’s same/next-day delivery, there is peace of mind in being prepared for winter without a huge inventory stockpile. Speak to your local FPS representative for more information today.