21-10-2019

The British winter can be unpredictable. Bad weather can strike suddenly, so the best advice when severe weather hits is to stay off the road.

If you must drive, make sure you are prepared for the conditions…

ANTI-FREEZE - This is your engine’s first line of defence against sub-zero temperatures, so keep your coolant topped up

BATTERY - Vehicle batteries are put to a severe test in winter due to the extra demands of running heating systems and lights. Short journeys can place additional strain on the battery so plan longer runs occasionally

SERVICE - Make sure that your vehicle is regularly serviced in line with the manufacturer’s guidelines

LIGHTS - Make sure that all your lights are in full working order and are kept clear of ice and snow. Clean them prior to every journey

TYRES - Check them regularly for damage, tread depth and pressure

WIPERS  - Make sure that your wipers are in good condition. Take care in frosty conditions and do not try to “Flip” your wipers if there is a chance they are frozen to the screen. This may damage the wiper motor

WINDOWS - Keep all windows and mirrors clean and free from snow and ice. Carry a scraper and some de-icer at all times

EMERGENCY KIT - Where possible you should equip yourself with the following items; ice scraper, warm jacket, boots, jump leads, shovel torch, warm drink, bar of chocolate, first aid kit and a warning triangle

Find out more about surviving the Winter with Speedy in our new magazine, Equip. Download your copy now!

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