There are certain winter preparations you can make to your vehicle as well as precautions you can take before travelling. Always check before you travel and drive to the conditions.
Check that you have an emergency kit available in your car. This should include:
Check that your vehicle is ready for winter using the POWDERY checklist as a good reminder:
PETROL (or diesel). Have you got enough? Do you know where to fill up?
OIL - check levels once a month
WATER - check radiator, screenwash and anti freeze levels regularly
DAMAGE - check wipers, lights etc for signs of wear and tear or damage
ELECTRICS - check lights, indicators and controls are working properly
RUBBER TYRES - are they well inflated, legal, with good tread and free from damage?
YOURSELF - are you fit to drive? Have you slept well? Are you taking any medication(s) that could make it unsafe for you to drive?
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