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Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips "Black ice" is a thin layer of frozen water which contains very few bubbles. This lack of bubbles means that black ice is almost invisble. To spot black ice, look for a slight sheen on the surface of the road and avoid It's not surprising that winter is the most dangerous time of the year to drive. During these months car maintenance is a must, and the dark nights and icy conditions mean that drivers need to be more than cautious on the roads if Always be on the lookout for deer and other animals. at all costs. they are to avoid being in an accident. Luckily, here are some tips to get you Wash and clean your car home safe this winter. regularly and properly. Use an additive in your wiper fluid to prevent it from freezing. Use low gears to keep traction-especially on hills. Do not use "anti-freeze". Have your car serviced. This will reduce strain on your battery. Always drive with your lights on. The boot of your car should always include the following: A Jar and Lid Catlitter Toilet Roll Anti-Freeze Emergency Blanket Ice Scraper Rock Salt Towel Clean Socks Jeans Shirt Phone Charger Torch Water First Aid Kit Clean and scrape Shovel your lights as well as your windows. If you can't fit winter tyres, you Do not overtake snow plows or gritting vehicles: they may be slow, but ahead of them the road conditions are much Use Vaseline on rubber door When traffic lights turn seals to prevent them from freezing. should check the the thread on your current ones. Anything less than 3mm and you should have green, wait an extra second or two to make sure the other cars have stopped safely. If you skid, do not steer immediately. Instead, take your foot off the accelerator pedal and wait. As the wheels skid sideways they will slow the vehicle and traction will return. As it does, turn the wheel in the direction the tyres are facing and slowly accelerate. worse. your tyres replaced. If your wheel gets stuck in snow do not spin it. Instead, clean away the snow with a shovel and lay salt and/or cat litter in the path of the wheel. Even 4x4 vehicles can struggle in the snow. Drive slowly and carefully, even in a vehicle built for off-road driving. Chaucer Direct Be especially carefull on bridges, overpasses and infrequently travelled roads, as these will always be the first to freeze. Even at temperatures above freezing, you may experience ice in these areas. If it's possible you should take an alternative route.

Winter Driving Tips

shared by thomed on Oct 23
Did you know you should use petroleum jelly on your rubber door seals to stop them from sticking? Have you ever thought about keeping cat litter in your boot for when you're stuck in snow and nature c...


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