Winter weather: how to stay on the road

24 January 2017, 2:21 pm

It’s a typical British winter, fairly mild if somewhat unseasonably warm one minute, with ice, snow and freezing fog the next. As usual, the change in weather conditions we have seen in the UK recently has caused chaos on our roads.

As a country we are getting better at managing the cold snap, but we are certainly not as prepared as those countries who experience extreme weather as standard each winter.

Of course buying tyre chains in case of one random snow day might be overkill but there are plenty of simple things you can do to help be prepared for when Jack Frost comes calling.

At Anchor we know how important it is for you to keep moving, here is our guide to staying on the road when it gets cold:

Vehicle health: wipers / lights / tyres / brakes should all be checked regularly

Top up fluids: keep a check on windscreen wash / antifreeze / oil levels

Emergency kit: water / blankets or clothing / torch / boots in your vehicle in case of breakdown

Plan your journey: check traffic info online, ensure you have plenty of fuel, carry a fully charged phone

Adjust your driving: increase the gap between you and the vehicle in front and drive with caution

stay on the road during winter weather

Ensure your vehicle is winter ready – call us today to book in for a full service.