If you believe the weather forecasts then you will know that we are expected some pretty cold and challenging weather to arrive from today onward. The snow, ice and frosty mornings look set to be here for most of February and now is the time to make sure that we are prepared for this. Here is the UK we tend to let the weather catch us by surprise but really we need to take responsibility for travelling in the winter, we need to be prepared.
I make sure that in the car I have warm clothes, an extra blanket and some water. I have been caught in the floods before when it took us hours to get home. These things don’t happen often but we should make sure that we can manage in such situations. I was once driving on the motorway when my windscreen wipers failed and I had to pull over until it stopped raining. Since then I carry an umbrella in the boot for a just incase moment.
When going on a long journey we always check the weather, the roads that we are planning on using and make sure the car is in the best condition. When driving in places like Yorkshire you should expect challenging weather conditions, the roads are often icy as they often experience the brunt of the bad weather.
Making your car winter ready should include making sure that your tyres are fit for purpose. Winter tyres look very similar to summer tyres but are specially developed to provide additional driving performance in winter conditions. It is a common misconception that winter tyres are only for driving in the snow. Winter tyres are designed to work best in conditions below +7°C, so even in wet and icy conditions, you’ll benefit from their superior grip and handling for tyre fitting in Wakefield — you can order tyres now from Ossett Tyre House.
The number one reason for keeping your tyres in good condition is safety. A burst tyre could spell disaster if you’re driving at speed, so it’s vital that you get them checked regularly to keep yourself, your passengers and other road users safe. Keeping your tyres in good condition can also save you money, as they’ll ensure your car consumes fuel efficiently.
No-one wants to find themselves stuck on the side of a motorway in the cold weather and therefore it is important that we all take the necessary precautions because although things happen the more prepared we are the better for all concerned.
Have you checked your car and tyres recently?