How to stay safe when driving in challenging winter conditions

Added: 19 October 2020

Winter driving

Always pack a winter emergency kit – Including extra warm clothing and snacks, a torch, fully charged mobile phone, road atlas, first aid kit and empty fuel can

Remember, check your car battery, they normally only last five years!

Add antifreeze, its low cost and will hopefully protect your engine from any serious damage. Ensure you use the right type

Clean your windscreens inside and out

Replace worn or damaged wiper blades

Check your lights are working okay

Check your number plates are clean

Clean your headlights

Remember your tyre tread must be at least 3mm

Drive slowly in snow and ice

Allow extra time for your journey

Check all fuel levels

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