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Winter motoring tips from Motor Industry Codes should be encouraged with customers includes:

Tyre condition

“Tyres are vital safety equipment as they are the only contact between drivers and the road. Therefore, checking and maintaining tyre pressures is important during the winter months as when the temperature drops, so does the tyre pressure. This can lead to excessive tyre wear causing poor brake performance and adverse fuel economy performance.”

DIY vehicle maintenance
“Simple driveway tasks can keep your pride and joy on the road through the worst of this winter’s freezing conditions. Using an all-season screen wash, correctly diluted to resist freezing, will clear your screen of salty deposits and grime, while topping up coolant levels will prevent the water in your radiator from freezing. Remember that the cooling system should only be topped up before starting your vehicle.

“Additionally, regular washing and even an application of a high-quality car wax will protect and preserve your paintwork from corrosion, particularly during winter when the salt used to keep roads ice-free can accelerate paint damage. Finally, always keep light lenses clean and make sure you regularly check that bulbs are working.”

Winter driving considerations – Road Safe
“As light fades and temperatures drop, it is essential to allow longer for journeys, driving more slowly and above all smoothly, as skidding is generally caused by harsh acceleration, steering or braking.

“If windows are covered in ice or misted-up, make sure they are totally clear before setting off – don’t be tempted simply to scrape a portion of the front screen. When clearing the inside of the windscreen, turn on air conditioning to help speed-up the process. Using headlights ensures other road users can see you, so keep lights and mirrors free from snow and ice, not just the windows.

“Finally, when on the move, always leave more space between vehicles. Longer braking distances are required on slippery roads – double in the wet and up to ten times further in icy conditions.”

More information about the Motor Industry Codes is available at motorindustrycodes.co.uk.

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