Prepare your car for the winter cold spell
South Lanarkshire Council have this week released tips on how to prepare your car for cold weather.
Even with all the advanced technology packed into modern cars, it is important to remember the basics when it comes so driving in winter.
For your the car, it is always essentially to:
make sure you have enough antifreeze in your radiator and low temperature screenwash check all your lights are working cold weather is hard on batteries – if in doubt have yours checked before winter
check your tyres are correctly inflated and have plenty of grip
consider whether you need to fit winter tyres – these give better grip
a winter service will help make sure your vehicle is ready. A basic cold weather and emergency kit should include: an ice scraper and de-icer a torch that works, and some spare batteries a shovel a small bag of salt boots a first aid kit jump leads or battery pack a road map, in case you need to find an alternative route warm clothes and blankets an in-car or battery-powered charger for your phone or sat nav could prove helpful.