Are you set for driving in the winter weather this year? Break downs are much more common in the colder months, from faulty batteries to crashes on icy roads. Read our Ellesmere Port winter driving tips and stay safe on the roads this winter.
Here are some Ellesmere Port winter driving tips that will prepare you for the worst this winter.
Select the right tyres
Winter tyres are an obvious solution to give you extra grip and keep you safe during the winter months. If changing your tyres is not affordable, you could also invest in a set of snow chains or snow socks to attach to your wheels. These can be applied yourself and reused for several winters.
Check your lights, mirrors and windows
Rule 229 of the Highway Code says that all lights, windows and mirrors on your vehicle must be clear of snow and ice before you set off driving. Your number plate must also be visible, or you could get penalty points.
Give yourself more space
On icy roads, stopping distances are at least 10 times longer than on a dry road in summer. Stay safe by travelling slower speed and allowing more room between the vehicles you follow.
Listen to the traffic
If it is foggy, mute your music and wind the window down to hear traffic at junctions.
Don’t forget spray
When it is raining, you’ll find that spray from other cars affects your view. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your wipers are working. If your wipers smear, change them.
Watch out for cyclists
While sensible cyclists will have the right lights in dark mornings and early evenings, there’s still a chance of a cyclist being in your path. Reduce your speed when in a low-lit area and always double-check your blind spots when moving off from a junction.
Car Clinic MOT Centre is here for all your tyres Ellesmere Port, Ellesmere Port MOT or Ellesmere Port car repairs requirements. For your free quote for Ellesmere Port car repairs or an Ellesmere Port tyres quote just give us a call here at Car Clinic MOT Centre Ledsham on 0151 3390101 or pop into our garage at your convenience.