The colder weather brings with it more difficult driving conditions and the increased risk of a breakdown. As a result, motorists can often find themselves unexpectedly stranded in their vehicles.
Our vehicles need a bit of extra TLC at this time of year as we put them through their paces on journeys through wind, rain, sleet and snow. Here we take a look at the precautions you can take to protect your car.
Plan your journey
- Spend time planning your journey, and don’t make unnecessary trips if the weather has turned.
- Leave extra time for journeys in poor weather.
- Tune into your local radio for regular traffic and weather reports and advice.
- Ensure your mobile is fully charged.
- For longer journeys, let someone know when you expect to return.
How to drive carefully
No matter how long or short the journey, it’s vital to be extra vigilant on the roads during the winter.
- Leave more space between you and the car in front, and drive more slowly.
- Stay alert at all times and look out for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
- In cold or icy conditions, try to avoid braking hard.
- Dropping gears instead of applying brakes can prevent skidding.
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Getting On ‘The Right Road’
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