The ‘Beast from the East’ has arrived and is bringing snow, ice and extremely cold temperatures! Here are a few tips to keep you safer on the roads.
1- Check all your lights are working
Give all your lights a check over, especially if your heading out later on. No lights when it’s going dark if the snow is falling fast is extremely dangerous! Don’t forget your fog lights too!
2- Fill up with windscreen washer fluid
Make sure your washer fluid is full. These contain some antifreeze, so if you get stuck and things ice over you can make sure your windscreen gets cleared quickly.
3. Check your tyres
Tyres without good tread are not a good idea in the snow and ice. Less tread= less grip! Also, remember to check the tyre pressures.
4. Don’t forget your supplies!
This is especially important if your off on a long journey or going off the beaten path. The AA recommends;
- Blanket/sleeping bag
- Torch (with batteries)
- De-icer and scraper
- Mobile phone charger
- Spare headlamp bulbs
- Jump leads
- High-visibility vest
- Tyre pump
- High-energy snacks
- Hat and gloves
Remember- take it easy and stay safe!