With winter quickly approaching, we're all preparing for the snow and ice to strike! Hopefully we won't be faced with severe weather we've had in previous years, however when the cold and icy weather does begin to set in, many motorists lose their confidence and are frightened to get behind the wheel.
At Vantage we understand these fears and want to ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible when faced with snowy or icy weather. Take a look at our tips below so that you're aware how to drive in these conditions.
If you do get stuck in the winter weather and need to stay warm you can stay inside the car and run the engine. However, it's extremely important to ensure the exhaust pipe is not blocked by snow as this allows engine fumes to escape. If these fumes can't escape you could allow carbon monoxide gas into the car which is highly toxic.
Most importantly, pay attention to the roads. Try to watch the behaviour of other road users, especially oncoming traffic, as if they get into difficulty on the roads you will be in a much better position to avoid them. Remember, ice is often invisible so pay attention to the road conditions and be aware of where ice may be.
We really hope you find our tips helpful and hope you have a safe and enjoyable winter. We'd really ensure our tips are beneficial to our customers, so if you think we've missed something really important please don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you!