KEEP ON THE MOVE THIS WINTER

 

Protect your car against a  big freeze :

 

Engine/cooling system - Check antifreeze levels.  A 50/50 mix of antifreeze to  water will protect the engine down to –34C.
 

Handbrake - Check for damage to handbrake cable covering.  Cables should be        changed if water has penetrated.

Washers and wipers - A 50/50 mix of additive to water is needed in very cold  weather.  Switch wipers off when parked in frost.  If ice forms on the wipers, doing so prevents damaging blades or overheating the wiper motor when the car is started. Locks - Oil door and boot locks and spray with water repellent to prevent   freezing. Similarly for bonnet and fuel cap. Inspect - all belts and hoses ++++++ Check oil level, battery, lights, and tyre tread and pressures

The condition of your vehicle's tyres is important. Worn and damaged tyres can hamper your ability to drive safely. Have them checked or replaced before winter begins. Remember to check tyre air pressure frequently, as it decreases in colder weather.

Clear snow and ice from all windows, lights, mirrors, and the roof. After starting your vehicle, wait for the mist to clear from the interior of the windows so you will have good visibility all around.

  It is critical for drivers to see and be seen in low light conditions, if poor weather  impairs your visibility  -  -  Turn on your vehicle’s full lighting system.

Only drive as fast as conditions allow

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