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Re: Winter Driving - My 1st Time in an Automatic

Hi Oliver, perfectly understandable questions, given the circumstances.

1. Any screenwash will do - don't use it in too high concentration amounts as it can be damaging to paintwork - I carry a bottle (pre-mixed) in the boot for topping up.

2. You won't damage the heater at all.

3. You're best to leave the gearbox to sort itself out, the +/- selection is purely advisory, the gearbox will only change gear when it agrees with you!

4. As long as the repair was carried out correctly (and if its been fine since then, it will have been), it shouldn't be a problem.

Hope these answers help, just be aware its a heavy car, so judge your speed wisely, as there's a lot of momentum to slow down. Anticipation & smoothness are key.


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