Top tips for driving in bad weather:
- Ensure your vehicle is well-maintained by doing walk-round checks
- Slow down! Bad weather can cause poor visibility or wet/icy road conditions, taking you longer to react to hazards whilst driving.
- Maintain a safe gap between you and the vehicle in front. This will ensure that you have enough stopping distance and will help avoid a collision.
- Buckle Up! This is a simple and obvious tip, yet many people still avoid wearing their seatbelts. It can save lives!
- Be visible. Use your headlights lights to not only help you see but help other cars to see you
Winter driving tips:
- Is your tank full? Your car is likely to use more fuel during winter, so always make sure you have enough fuel for your journey to avoid being in vulnerable situations.
- Check the condition of your tyres. It is essential that they are in good condition when steering and braking.
- Plan Ahead and plan alternative routes in case an unexpected issue arises.
- Check your breakdown cover. Be prepared by knowing your policy and that you’re covered. Knowing this can give you peace of mind.
- Carry an emergency breakdown kit to include a torch, blanket, shovel, scraper/ de-icer and food and drink supplies.
Winter Car Essentials you should always have with you:
- Fully charged mobile phone
- Sat nav
- Ice scrapper & de-icer
- Warm clothing
- First Aid Kit
- Snow shovel and a broom