Here are PDT's top tips for driving in winter and staying safe on snowy and icy roads:
Simple checks you should carry out on your vehicle once a month
Tyres - It is vital to regularly check tread depth and tyre pressures.
Fluid Levels - Check your oil level and keep it topped up, but don't overfill it.
Windscreen - Keep the washer fluid topped up and check the wiper blades, replacing them as necessary
Lights - Make sure your front and rear lights and indicators are working properly
Other things to check during the winter months
It is really important that you immediately adjust your driving to suit the weather conditions!
SNOW/ICE - Avoid sudden braking, sharp turns or sudden increases in speed.
RAIN - It can take twice as long to stop when the roads are wet compared to when they are dry.
FLOODS - If you have to go through a flood, drive slowly in first gear and avoid the deepest water
FOG - Drive slowly and use dipped headlights/fog lights so that other vehicles can see you.
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