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BRACE YOUR SHELVES. WINTER IS COMING. Avoid winter chills in sales with this cold weather checklist by VITAL NEWS. 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. BATTERIES 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. SPRINGS 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. FPS stocks a wide range of hi-vis and thermal clothing from Portwest. This includes thermal base layer tops, leggings and thermal outerwear. LIGHTING 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. THERMOSTATS 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. ANTIFREEZE 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. 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. VITAL NEWS ISSUE 44 WINTER PRODUCTS 19