This past week the temperature has really dropped and the gritters have been out so its important to change our driving according to the weather. Below are a few tips to remember during the winter months.
Before you set off make sure all the windows and clear and if its been snowing make sure the roof is clear too.
If the lock is frozen use a cigarette lighter to warm the key, don't breath into the lock as the moisture will add to the problem.
Don't reduce tyre pressure to get more grip its a myth and doesn't work.
Try to pull away in 2nd gear as it will help avoid wheel spin.
Try to avoid stopping part way up a hill. Where possible wait at the bottom until its clears.
Apply the brakes gently and release the breaks and de-clutch if you start to skid.
Avoid sudden movement and keep to a steady speed.
REMEMBER STOPPING DISTANCES ARE 10 TIMES LONGER IN ICE AND SNOW