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Preparing your vehicle for winter

October 21, 2014

Winter driving can be nasty. Frozen roads, harsh gales and ice-frosted windscreens make winter driving uncomfortable and potentially dangerous.

But you can help alleviate some of this unpleasantness with just a few simple preparations. First, before travelling, check local and national weather forecasts at www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast to stay up to date on the latest warnings. Next, get live traffic and travel information from England’s Highways Agency, Scotland’s Transport Scotland, Wales’ Traffic Wales and Northern Ireland’s TrafficwatchNI.

Once you are sure it is safe to travel, assess the readiness of your vehicle by using the POWDERY checklist:

Bitter winter driving conditions make vehicle care and preparation a top priority. Stay safe when driving this winter by taking the proper precautions.

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