There is so much information out there about how best to cope with another heavy Winter on the roads but I can simplify it into two words; Careful Planning. I know drivers with rally driving experience who admit without proper preparation their skills would be useless on the Winter roads.
Always have your car prepared, paying particular attention to tyres. Remember they are the only part of the car that actually touch the road! See https://www.motormarque.co.uk/video-tips/ for some helpful maintenance tips.
In the event of snow or icy conditions plan ahead and set off half an hour earlier than planned, last Winter it took me 10 minutes to de-frost my car properly! This will give you the time you need to prepare your car and take an alternative route if needed.
Avoid steep inclines and drive round another way if possible. Leave loads of room in between the car in front, you may make up the hill but if they stop and you both lose momentum you will be stuck and at risk from the car in front sliding back into you.
Have the all the right gear in your car: Always have at least half a tank of fuel, at least if you do get stuck you can keep the engine running to keep warm. Have a Winter coat, boots any necessary medication and a high energy snack bar. Extra screen-wash is a good idea, as is some grit if you get really stuck. Most people have a mobile but ensure you take you in-car charger too and if your doesn’t have one, a first aid kit, just in case.
If you are not sure your car is prepared do not hesitate to call in to Motor Marque and we will carry out a free Winter Check for you while you wait.