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"Winter Driving Tips"

Are You and Your Car Prepared, Even Though You May Not Drive as Much This Winter?

It’s impossible to predict a vehicle breakdown like a flat tyre or engine fail, but a change in weather can increase the chance of having to pull over and stop you from continuing on your journey. Luckily, it's possible to be prepared with a well-stocked emergency kit to cope better. Plan ahead and never drive off without it.

It’s impossible to predict a vehicle breakdown like a flat tyre or engine fail, but a change in weather can increase the chance of having to pull over and stop you from continuing on your journey. Luckily, it's possible to be prepared with a well-stocked emergency kit to cope better. Plan ahead and never drive off without it.

Vehicle Trouble

For all the things that can go wrong with your set of wheels, it’s important to stock your boot with tools and items that can assist with mechanical mishaps. We recommend a reflective warning sign in your kit so other drivers will be alerted to your car breakdown.

If you find yourself venturing out in harsh winter weather, we recommend a reflective vest, tow rope, tyre chains, a shovel, anti-freeze, and an ice scraper. You’ll also appreciate items such as a torch with extra batteries, motor oil, a little tool kit, adjustable wrench, coolant, washer fluid and a set of jump start cables is a must. Items such as a tyre inflator, work gloves and spare fuses and bulbs are welcome additions, too.

Vehicle Trouble

For all the things that can go wrong with your set of wheels, it’s important to stock your boot with tools and items that can assist with mechanical mishaps. We recommend a reflective warning sign in your kit so other drivers will be alerted to your car breakdown.

If you find yourself venturing out in harsh winter weather, we recommend a reflective vest, tow rope, tyre chains, a shovel, anti-freeze, and an ice scraper. You’ll also appreciate items such as a torch with extra batteries, motor oil, a little tool kit, adjustable wrench, coolant, washer fluid and a set of jump start cables is a must. Items such as a tyre inflator, work gloves and spare fuses and bulbs are welcome additions, too.

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Forces of Nature
Before Mother Nature rages and your car’s battery gives up, carry warm blankets, a winter hat, hand warmers, scarf, gloves and extra layers so you and your passengers will be protected from chilly temperatures. To keep everyone’s morale and energy up during a breakdown, you could keep a stock of snacks and drinks in the boot for sustenance.

A first-aid kit is essential to soothing minor cuts or bruises while on the road. We recommend burn ointment, sunglasses, nausea medication, antiseptic wipes, bandages in various sizes and pain relievers. It’s always a good idea to have a battery powered radio or mobile phone charger as well.
Forces of Nature

Before Mother Nature rages and your car’s battery gives up, carry warm blankets, a winter hat, hand warmers, scarf, gloves and extra layers so you and your passengers will be protected from chilly temperatures. To keep everyone’s morale and energy up during a breakdown, you could keep a stock of snacks and drinks in the boot for sustenance.

A first-aid kit is essential to soothing minor cuts or bruises while on the road. We recommend burn ointment, sunglasses, nausea medication, antiseptic wipes, bandages in various sizes and pain relievers. It’s always a good idea to have a battery powered radio or mobile phone charger as well.

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Whilst many of us may not be driving much this winter, it's more important than when you do venture out, before you drive away, ensure you have a smartly-stocked emergency kit that will cover all eventualities.
Whilst many of us may not be driving much this winter, it's more important than when you do venture out, before you drive away, ensure you have a smartly-stocked emergency kit that will cover all eventualities.
Beating the Car Blues

Your car may spend more time in the garage or on the driveway than on the road this winter but if you're a car enthusiastic and looking for something to sink their teeth into, here are a few suggestions to keep you busy this lockdown.

  1. Build a vehicle model kit - a classic at any age, get creative and start putting those pieces together. There are many varieties available from iconic or vintage cars to trucks and many other transport models to suit everyone.
     
  2. Play a driving game - pick up a controller and have some fun playing by yourself or with some other gamers. It might not smell or sound the same but many games today feel very similar to getting behind the wheel.
     
  3. Slot car race tracks - awaken your inner speed racer and enjoy hours of fun with your family. There are plenty of choices available to fulfil your racing passion.
     
  4. Watch a film - enjoy the world of cars from the comfort of your living room by watching some classic films like The Cannonball Run, Mad Max or the Fast and the Furious series.
     
  5. Configure your dream car - creating your dream car can be great fun and something to look forward to. Many car manufacturers have an online configurator, one of our favourites is the Ferrari website (maybe one day).

 

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