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Some tips for safer driving in the snowy weather.

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With colder weather on the way, the likelihood of snow and ice on the roads is increasing. 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 you’re 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. This contains 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 you are off on a long journey or going off the beaten path. The AA recommends;

  • Blanket/sleeping bag
  • Torch (with spare batteries)
  • Rope
  • De-icer and scraper
  • Mobile phone charger
  • Spare headlamp bulbs
  • Jump leads
  • High-visibility vest
  • Shovel
  • Tyre pump
  • Water
  • High-energy snacks
  • Wellies
  • Hat and gloves

With all that gear, you’ll be well prepared if you get stuck somewhere.

Remember- take it easy and stay safe.

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Hello 2019

Today, we’re saying ‘hello!’ to 2019, by looking back on some of the great things that happened in 2018.

Our 2018 wins!

  • Started using our paint bay
    • Started in 2017, but used in full swing during 2018. This useful space has been in almost constant use with the bodywork repairs we’ve has through in the past 12 months.
  • Celebrated our 13th year in business!
    • That’s a great win for any business! Keep your eyes peeled for some offers around out 14th birthday in November…
  • We were busier than ever.
    • Thanks to you, our lovely customers (new and old!) we were kept on our toes this year. We had our busiest months, to date, ever!
  • New Kit
    • Our new toys… I mean tools (!) this year included a new diagnostics computer from Snap-On helping us to identify your car’s problem quicker and more efficiently.
  • Snazzy Uniforms
    • Thanks to Giraffe Graphics, we got all our staff great new uniforms (including hats and hoodies for these cold January days!).

So here’s a big thank you, from all the staff at Jeepers Keeper Auto Centre for an amazing 2018. Wishing you all the best for the year to come.