Wednesday 17th December 2014
Be Wiser Insurance

With winter here it is vital that motorists make sure their car is ready to tackle driving in winter weather. However, a recent survey has revealed that many drivers are simply failing to do anything to safeguard their cars.

The results of the survey were reported by Autoexpress:

“Despite the adverse effects colder temperatures and wet weather can have on components such as tyres and batteries, 31 per cent of drivers told us they would be doing nothing.

This was closely followed by 30 per cent of respondents who said they’d be checking their car’s fluids, tyre pressures and tread depth before winter.

One-fifth of car owners told us they’d be fitting winter tyres to their car, while 10 per cent said they’d be putting an emergency kit in the boot, and the final nine per cent would do all of the above in order to get their car prepared fully.”

Looking after your car in winter is something every driver must take responsibility for. More than half of winter breakdowns are easily preventable with a little maintenance.

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