Car safety is an important at any time of the year, but more so in the winter. These tips will help you make sure you’re prepared for the poor weather conditions we experience this time of year.
Keep an emergency kit in the boot of your car with items such as a pair of gloves and a warm hat for yourself and also the kids if you commute with your children, a blanket, a power bank for charging your phone and some non perishable snacks and bottled water. Might seem extreme but in previous snowy conditions some drivers found themselves stuck in gridlock for 6 hours!
Check antifreeze and engine coolant levels. Both of these are simple to check and are fairly easy to replenish. Drop into us at Nolan Motors if you are not sure how to do this.
Double-check your tyres, the most important part of a car during the winter months. As tyres wear down, they begin to get less traction in the snow and ice, which can make driving unsafe.
Check tyre pressure also which is crucial to a car’s performance, your car’s manual will show guidelines for tyre pressure, and they can be filled for free at most garages.
Make sure you brakes are in full working order, If in doubt call into us at Nolan Motors and we can check them for you.