This guide covers all the essentials of winter driving in snow and ice, from preparing for a journey, driving to maintain grip and how to get out of a slide if the worst happens - to ensure safe driving.
Well we have all seen the weather forecast, and it looks like we have a cold patch heading our way, snow is predicted across the UK tonight and tomorrow. Many of us will still be heading out in our cars to go about our daily lives, so here are a few safe winter driving tips.
Now that winter is just around the corner we’re sure that everyone will be hoping for a snow and ice-free winter season this year.
This is because, pretty though it is to look at, snow unfortunately seems to bring the country grinding to a halt.
Even when there has been a minuscule snowfall leaving a couple of centimetres worth of the white stuff on the ground everything turns to chaos. Public transport of all kinds withdraw their schedules at the drop of a hat, schools close, hospitals go onto [...]
As winter quickly bears down on us, it is time to consider winter tyres, because remaining safe on the roads during the coldest months is important for you and other drivers on the road.
So what are winter tyres? Essentially, they look extremely similar to summer tyres but they are developed to help handle ice and snow. Many believe that winter tyres are for only driving in the snow but this is not true, in fact, they are designed to work in conditions below 7 degrees, which makes the essential when it is wet and icy as they provide enhanced grip and handling.
A winter tyre contains more rubber which means that it does not become hard when cold. This gives the tyre m [...]
Frosted windscreens are coming back in fashion.This morning I heard the 'F' word on the BBC, I was shocked at Carol Kirkwood BBC's weather lady but hey, there it is FROST, and it is coming!With winter just around the corner, it’s time to start preparing your car and yourself for the winter months ahead. While the UK winters aren’t as cold or extreme as many other parts of the world, we are still subjected to freezing temperatures and the odd snowfall. It’s these adverse weathe [...]