Winter will be fast upon us, bringing with it the sub-zero temperatures and extreme weather conditions associated with the season. Over previous years, motorists have been consistently caught unprepared by these weather consequences and as a result have suffered the consequences. Make sure that you are not caught out this winter- get your car ready for winter!
In order to help you do this we have collected beneath our top tips to get your car ready this winter.
- Make sure to buy breakdown cover: It sounds basic, but you would be amazed at the number of motorists who do not have some form of breakdown cover! The best thing perhaps about buying breakdown coverage is that it is effectively a false economy. To demonstrate, coverage can be purchased for as little as just £30 per year, which is nothing when compared with the callout charges of most garages! In addition, breakdown coverage ensures that you have fast and easy access to someone who can provide assistance when you need them!
- Ensure to pack warming clothing and drinks in your car: All too often people forget to pack warm items in their car during winter and as a result pay the price. This can often be attributed to the fact they are going from their warm home, in their warm car, to another warm location like an office- therefore warm clothing often seems unnecessary. However, should you break down this winter, the safest place to be is in your vehicle, making warm clothes an essential this winter. In addition to warm clothing, it is worth packing a warm flask of your preferred hot drink, should you breakdown this will be especially appreciated!
- Make sure to get your vehicle serviced: A service is the best way to gauge the condition of your vehicle and to make changes if required. Having peace of mind that your vehicle is in good condition is one of the best ways to improve your confidence on the roads this winter. Key areas to focus on during the service include checking the level of anti-freeze in the radiator and whether your battery needs to be replaced.
- Plan all of your journeys: When the weather causes driving conditions to become hazardous, it is advisable to limit the time you spend on the roads to a minimum. This enables you to avoid getting lost and travelling for longer than anticipated, two factors that will greater increase the chances of dangers and issues occurring.