Now’s the time to prep your Seat turbos to ensure your car is winter ready. There’s nothing worse than breaking down in bad weather but with a bit of preparation, you’ll make it through to spring in one piece. Here are a few top tips to help you in this regard.
Make sure that your car is serviced regularly throughout the year so you know it’s in good condition. You should also check the oil level and tyres for tread depth, as well as making sure your hazard lights are working.
Just in case you get stranded, always keep a torch, blanket, high-vis jacket, first aid kit, chocolate and other non-perishable food, a triangle sign and a spade in your boot. Keep warm clothes in your car as well.
Be aware that your stopping distances may be lengthened in bad weather. If the road is icy, avoid accelerating or braking sharply and keep a good distance from any cars in front. However, you should try and avoid making unnecessary journeys in your car during bad weather.
Car breakdown policy
If you haven’t got this already, make sure your breakdown cover is in place before the winter hits. This will mean if the worst does happen you can rest assured that someone will come to help. Benefits of this kind of cover include help reaching your destination and roadside repair and recovery.
You’ll make it through the winter on the road just fine if you take a few precautions. Which of these can you check off your list already?