Winter Driving Tips

18-Mar-2014

With the second seriously cold snap of the winter upon us, we've got some tips to help you on the roads:

  • Check your anti-freeze level and if topping up make sure to use the correct mixture of water to anti-freeze. Water on its own can freeze, turn to ice and expand, causing permanent damage to your engine.
  • Check all your lights are clean of snow and ice, and that all are working. Get a friend or relative to help you with this.
  • Check your windscreen wash level and that it is mixed to a strong enough concentration to prevent it freezing.
  • Ensure your tyres are correctly inflated and meet legal minimum standards (1.6mm tread depth over the centre 75% of the tyre).
  • Ensure your vehicle is regularly serviced to identify any additional problems.

If unsure of any of the above, we are currently offering a 55 Point Winter Service for just £49.95 inc. VAT. This covers all above components plus more, so you can be confident that your vehicle is ready for winter driving. Please note this is not a substitute for regular major servicing.

Also remember to carry appropriate emergency equipment for the distance you're travelling. This may include:

  • Ice scraper and de-icer
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Warm clothes and a blanket
  • Boots
  • First aid kit
  • Jump leads
  • Food and a warm drink in a thermos
  • A shovel
  • Reflective warning sign
  • Sunglasses - the glare off snow can be dazzling

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