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Winter driving tips from Winchester Car Sales

With weather warnings being issued across the country this month, we have put together a list of winter weather driving dos and don’ts.

Recent warnings across Yorkshire and Humber, the North East and the North West indicate there will be at least a 60% chance of severe weather, with average temperatures to dropping to 2°C or below.

Winter driving dos

  • Make sure all your exterior lights are working before setting off
  • Check the levels of your oil, coolant and washer fluid
  • Check the condition of your tyres and look to see if there is adequate tread on the tyres – at least 3mm for winter driving
  • Check wiper blades for damage
  • Allow extra time for your journey and remove snow from the top of your vehicle
  • Carry a winter emergency kit in your vehicle (see below for details)

Winter driving don’ts

  • Don’t accelerate quickly or use high revs – this is likely to make your wheels slip
  • Don’t tailgate by getting too close to the car in front of you
  • Don’t leave lights, heaters, satnavs, etc on once the engine is turned off as this will drain your battery
  • Don’t drive off without clearing all of your windscreen and windows with de-icer

Winter emergency kit suggested items:

  • Ice scraper and de-icer
  • Torch
  • Tow rope
  • Warm clothes, blankets, boots
  • First aid kit
  • Jump start leads
  • Shovel
  • Hazard warning triangle
  • Road atlas
  • Sunglasses – to prevent glare from the snow
  • Car mobile phone charger

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