The temperature has dropped, the icy mornings are here and we’re all sitting in our cars ten minutes earlier to defrost the windscreen. What does this mean? Winter has most definitely arrived and snow has already made a guest appearance and its likely it could return very soon.
It’s important to prepare for snowy conditions and ensure you’re not caught out when it arrives. Whether there’s a thin layer on the ground, or a good few inches, it’s vital to make sure you and your car are well prepared.
We’ve put together a few tips which will come in handy this season:
Preparation – don’t just jump in the car and set off on your journey. Take the time to ensure you have a full tank of petrol, your windscreen wipers are working efficiently and you have the right tyres. This may seem simple, but it’s so easy to forget.
Take your time – driving in the snow is dangerous, so just take it steady. Don’t break suddenly, or floor the accelerator; instead maintain control of your vehicle at all times, which will help to reduce the risk of an accident.
Keep your distance – keep a good distance away from the car in front of you, always remember that it’s not only how YOU drive, it’s other people too. Therefore, keeping back will lessen the impact on you, should anything happen. It also stops the driver in front feeling under pressure if they are taking it slow in the wintery conditions.
Consider your surroundings – be aware of certain areas which may be slippery and weathered, including bridges, overpasses or ramps.
Driving in the snow can be dangerous so it’s important to be extra vigilant and on guard to ensure no accidents or breakdowns occur. Should you require our rescue, repair or recovery services, please call us on 0370 4285191.