Winter is Coming!

Winter is coming to the UK, so we've put together a quick guide to keep you safe and snug! 

Many of us drive our VWs through the winter, so we wanted to show you some of the products we stock that can take some of the stress and danger out of driving in the less-than-optimal conditions we're subjected to every winter.

Here are a few tips to make sure your 'dub is ready to face the winter:

  • Make sure all your lights are clean and working properly, and that you've got spare bulbs
  • Check that the battery is totally charged, and that it's charging properly
  • See if your wiper blades have perished, and make sure they're clearing the whole window properly. 
  • Take a look at the condition of your tyres - tread depth and pressure are especially important on wintery roads
  • Make sure your brakes are all working well and haven't gone 'spongey' 
  • Ensure all your fluid levels are kept topped up, especially windscreen wash, anti-freeze and oil

 

Safety first! 

Halogen Conversion

One of the most obvious issues we face driving in the winter is that it's usually dark - especially on the way to or from work! Anyone who has visited JK HQ in Hampshire knows it's a pretty rural location, so most of us have converted out headlights to run halogen bulbs. These give a much brighter light, especially on classic VWs, and make it easier to see and be seen.

Halogen Conversion Bulb 12v 60 55w VW Beetle 1967 On VW T2 Split 1967 VW T2 Bay 1967 1973

Halogen Conversion Bulb 12v 60/55w VW Beetle 1967 On VW T2 Split 1967 VW T2 Bay 1967-1973

Quality Hella product. Halogen conversion bulb, rated at ...

£4.00
H4 Halogen Bulb 12V 60 55W VW Beetle 1973 1979  VW T2 Bay 1973 1979  VW T25 1979 1992

H4 Halogen Bulb 12V 60/55W VW Beetle 1973–1979 VW T2 Bay 1973–1979 VW T25 1979–1992

472 H4 halogen bulb, rated as 12v 60/55w. Fits VW Beetles...

£6.00
Halogen Head Lamp Bulb  6v  VW T2 Split 1950 1966 VW Beetle 1961 1966

Halogen Head Lamp Bulb (6v) VW T2 Split 1950–1966 VW Beetle 1961-1966

Sold as singles this 6 volt Halogen Head Lamp bulb fits V...

£8.75
H7 Halogen Bulb  12v  55w   T4 1990 to 2003   T5 2003 to 2010

H7 Halogen Bulb (12v, 55w) VW T4 1990 to 2003 T5 2003 to 2010 T6 2016 on

Quality OE product. H7 halogen bulb. 12v, 55w. Fits T4s f...

£6.50


Fog Lights

We've also got a range of fog lights, which can be invaluable in the winter months. Early morning fog can be a real hazard, and not all VWs will have them. Fortunately, they're easy enough to install, and look cool! 

Clear Glass Chrome Bodied 12v Fog Lamps

Clear Glass Chrome-Bodied 12v Fog Lamps

Supplied as a pair. Chrome-bodied 110mm 12v foglamps with...

Yellow Lens Chrome Bodied 12v Fog Lamps

Yellow Lens Chrome Bodied 12v Fog Lamps

Sold as a pair. Retro-style, chrome-bodied 12v fog lamps ...

Amber Spot Light With Mesh Grille

Amber Spot Light With Mesh Grille

Sold individually. 160mms x 80mms. Retro style amber spot...

£68.50
Illuminated Accessory Switch

Illuminated Accessory Switch

Quality Hella product. Maximum 10 amps, includes intercha...

£15.75
Accessory Wiring Kit

Accessory Wiring Kit

Quality Just Kampers product. Ideal for fitting gauges fr...

£6.25


Yellow Light

The yellow lights listed above are a great accessory, as research shows that the wave length of yellow light is better able to penetrate fog, allowing you to see even better. Plus they look great, so that's a bonus! 
 

Slip Mats 

Anti-slip mats are a great thing to have tucked away in your 'dub in case you need them. They work just as well at getting you out of snow and ice as they do at freeing you from mud at a VW show.

All Weather Anti Slip Grip Mats  Winter and Summer

Kampa All Weather Anti-Slip Grip Mats (Winter and Summer)

You're lucky if you can avoid getting caught in the snow ...

£10.96

 

Blue & Purple 

For you water-cooled owners, we've also got both formulas of original-spec anti freeze. This is definitely something worth checking before the winter really kicks in! 

Original Formula Anti Freeze VW T25 1979 1992  Blue

Original Formula Anti-Freeze VW T25 1979-1992 (Blue)

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£12.75

 

Staying snuggly

If you're going away in your 'dub this winter (and why wouldn't you? It's a great time to get away from it all, and it's usually really quiet at the campsites!) we've got a whole range of products to keep you snug as a bug in a dub! 

 

Luxury Covers

Our van covers have been one of our most popular products since we launched them, and this year they've undergone yet another round of improvements! 
They're great for keeping snow, ice, rain, bird droppings and UV light away from your beloved VW.

Luxury Breathable Van cover VW T2 Split 1950 1967 VW T2 Bay 1967 1979

Luxury Breathable Van cover VW T2 Split 1950-1967 VW T2 Bay 1967-1979

We have improved our ever popular breathable van cover by...

£134.75
Winter Care Pack  Luxury Van Cover   Waxoyl Kit  VW T2 Split 1950 1967 VW T2 Bay 1967 1979

Winter Care Pack (Luxury Van Cover & Waxoyl Kit) VW T2 Split 1950-1967 VW T2 Bay 1967-1979

Keep rust at bay from your VW T2 Split or Bay with our wi...

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£190.25
Luxury Breathable Van cover VW T25 1979 1992

Luxury Breathable Van cover VW T25 1979–1992

Luxury Breathable Van Cover for VW T25 1979–1992Created t...

£134.75
Luxury Breathable Van Cover VW T25 VW T2 High Top Models

Luxury Breathable Van Cover VW T2 VW T25 High Top Models

This quality Just Kampers product for high top VW T2s and...

£145.00
Luxury Breathable Van Cover Short Wheel Base VW T4 1990 2003  T5 2003 2015   T6

Luxury Breathable Van Cover Short Wheel Base VW T4 1990–2003, T5 2003–2015 & T6

Protect your VW T4, T5 & T6 with the quality JK product e...

£134.75
Luxury Breathable Van Cover Long Wheel Base  T4 1990 2003   T5 2003 2015

Luxury Breathable Van Cover Long Wheel Base VW T4 1990–2003, T5 2003–2015 & T6

The improved luxury breathable van cover suitable for lon...

£145.00
Car Cover Fits All Year for VW Beetle 1946 2003   Cabrio 1946 1980

Car Cover Fits All Year for VW Beetle 1946-2003 & Cabrio 1946-1980

We have improved our ever popular breathable Beetle cover...

£102.50

 

Thermo Mats

Thermo mats are another classic winter product. They're available in both internal and external styles, which are both great for different users.

Internal thermo mats are great if you're away camping at any time of year. They're speficially designed to keep the cold out and the warmth in during winter, and also reflect harsh sunlight away in the summer to stop you from waking up in your van feeling like you're in an oven!

10 Piece JK Thermomat Set  VW T2 Split 1964 1967

Just Kampers 10 Piece Thermomat Set VW T2 Split 1964–1967

A quality Just Kampers Originals product, made exclusivel...

£103.00
8 Piece Thermomat Set VW T2 Bay 1967 1979   Brazilian Bay

Just Kampers 8 Piece Thermomat Set VW T2 Bay 1967–1979 & Brazilian Bay

Created to fit T2 Bays from 1967 to 1979, and Brazilian m...

£103.00
Just Kampers 8 Piece Thermomat Set for VW T25 1979 1992

Just Kampers 8 Piece Thermomat Set for VW T25 1979-1992

Quality Just Kampers Orignals product, made exclusively f...

£103.00
Thermomat Kit  8 Piece   T4 SWB 1990 2003

Just Kampers Thermomat Kit (8-Piece) T4 SWB 1990–2003

Thermomat Kit (8-Piece) for VW T4 SWB 1990–2003Keep warmt...

£103.00
Three Piece Internal Thermomat Cab Kit   VW T4 1990 2003

Just Kampers Three Piece Internal Thermomat Cab Kit VW T4 1990–2003

This is a quality Just Kampers product, exclusive to JK. ...

£72.00
Just Kampers 3 Piece Thermomat Cab Kit  VW T5 and VW T6

Just Kampers 3 Piece Thermomat Cab Kit VW T5 and VW T6

Just Kampers 3 Piece Thermomat Cab Kit For VW T5 & VW T6A...

£72.00

 

External thermo mats are ideal if you commute to work in your VW. They fit over the cab windows to keep rain, snow and ice away from the glass, so you don't have to spend ages scraping your windows in the morning.

External Thermoscreen  Silver  VW T2 Split 1950 1967

Just Kampers External Thermoscreen (Silver) VW T2 Split 1950-1967

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External Thermoscreen  Silver  VW T2 1967   1979

Just Kampers External Thermoscreen (Silver) VW T2 1967 - 1979

This external screen cover is fully insulated. Very quick...

£51.25
External Thermoscreen  Silver  for VW T25 1979  1992

Just Kampers External Thermoscreen (Silver) for VW T25 1979 -1992

Quality Just Kampers product, made in Europe exclusively ...

£51.25
External Thermoscreen  Silver  for VW T4 1990 2003

Just Kampers External Thermoscreen (Silver) for VW T4 1990-2003

Designed to fit the VW T4 built from 1990 to 2003, this t...

£51.25
External Thermoscreen  Silver  VW T5 2003 2015 VW T6 2015 on

Just Kampers External Thermoscreen (Silver) VW T5 2003–2015 VW T6 2015 on

A quality Just Kampers product made in Europe exclusively...

£51.25

 

Amazing Heaters

Some of our favourite products for the winter months are the range of Eberspacher and Propex heaters that we stock. They've made an unbelievable difference to our own vehicles, making them much more driveable in the cold. Some can even be set to come on at a certain time so your van is toasty warm in time for you to drive to work, and some of the Eberspacher heaters can be controlled by an app on your phone.

Different models will be better for different people, so we'll list them all here and let you take a look!

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Propex Heatsource HS2000 12V LPG Gas Heater + Fitting Kit (European Fitting Only)

If you’re looking to install central heating in your camp...

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£519.75
Propex Gas Heatsource HS 2000 12 Volt  European Fitting Only   Use J19842 For The Complete Kit

Propex Heatsource HS2000 12V LPG Gas Heating System (European Fitting Only)

The Propex Heatsource HS2000 12V LPG Gas Heating System i...

£500.00
Propex HS2800 Interior 12v Heating System  European Fitting Only

Propex HS2800 Interior 12v Heating System (European Fitting Only)

Keep your camper consistently warm during colder periods ...

£692.50
Control Unit for the Propex Heatsource

Control Unit for the Propex Heatsource

Note: These units are for the Heartsource range post Febr...

£46.75

Eberspacher Standard Airtronic S2 12V Diesel Universal Kit  Internal includes D2L 802

Eberspacher Standard Airtronic S2 12V Diesel Universal Kit ( includes D2L/802)

Eberspacher Standard Airtronic S2 12V Diesel Universal Ki...

£878.75
Eberspacher Airtronic S2 D2L 701Programmable External Diesel Heater Kit for VW T5   T6

Eberspacher Airtronic S2 D2L/701Programmable External Diesel Heater Kit for VW T5 & T6

Quality Eberspacher product. External Eberspächer Airtron...

£849.00
Eberspacher Airtronic D2 801 internal heater kit for VW T5

Eberspacher Airtronic D2/801 Internal Heater Kit T5 2003–2015, T6 2015 on

Quality Eberspacher product. Airtronic D2 Diesel heater k...

£799.00
Eberspacher Airtronic D2 801Manual External Diesel Heater Kit for VW T5

Eberspacher Airtronic D2/801Manual External Diesel Heater VW T5 2003-2015

Eberspächer Airtronic D2 12v Externally mounted Diesel He...

£799.00
Eberspacher Airtronic D2 801 internal heater kit for VW T25 Diesel VW T4 Diesel

Eberspacher Airtronic D2/801 Internal heater kit for VW T25 Diesel VW T4 Diesel

Quality Eberspächer product. Airtronic D2 Diesel Heater K...

Eberspacher Airtronic D2 701 Internal Programmable Heater kit VW T25 Diesel VW T4 Diesel

Eberspacher Airtronic D2/701 Internal Programmable Heater kit VW T25 Diesel VW T4 Diesel

Keep your VW T25 or T4 Diesel toasty and warm during cold...

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£950.25

 

Heated Bug Glass

If you're looking for a treat for your Beetle, we've got just the thing - a fully heated, 12v windscreen just for Bugs!  
It wires straight into your VW with minimal effort, and lets you melt snow and ice right off the screen without having to scrape the glass. It's also great for clearing fog and condensation from the glass, which can be a real pain in Beetles. 

Heated Windscreen Kit Beetle 1968 1998  Collection Only

Heated Windscreen Kit Beetle 1968–1998 (Collection Only)

Laminated glass, heated windscreen kit. Fits VW Beetles f...

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£242.50

It's worth noting that the windscreen has to be picked up from us at JK HQ, but that just means you get to come chat to the JK Team and take a look at the VWs parked up in our shop!