Winter can be a pretty tricky time of year for motorists. Plunging temperatures, high winds and snow showers can make the roads a dangerous place to be. If you need to drive, and the weather is dicey, this infographic will help you keep your cool.
It’s snowing outside, but you don’t want to let the white stuff get in your way. If you’re determined to get from A to B in inclement weather, it’s advisable to prepare as best you can. Before you take to the roads, pack the car and take a look at your tires. It’s a good idea to make sure you have warm layers, a heavy coat and some sturdy shoes that provide grip, as well as a flask of coffee or tea and some snacks. Charge your phone and take an in-car charger with you. Check that you have de-icer and screenwash in the car and take a shovel from the garden just in case you need to dig the car out of the snow. Check the fuel level and the tyre tread before you travel. The tread should be at least 4 mm in wintry weather.
If you’re going on a road trip or you’ve got a lot of miles to cover, share your plans with family or friends and use a Sat Nav to ensure you’re heading in the right direction. If the conditions are challenging, you’ll need to adjust the way you drive. Lower the speed, give other drivers more space and time, and keep both hands on the wheel at all times. If there’s a sudden flurry of snow and you can’t see properly, pull over until visibility improves.
Infographic designed by IntelligentCarLeasing.com