What should you do when driving in fog?

Adverse weather can play havoc on the roads when drivers are not prepared for it or knowledgeable on how to drive in it. We can often witness four seasons in one day throughout the UK and one thing that can catch you out fast is dense fog. Fog appears when warm, moist air hits cooler conditions and can be patchy, so you could be caught unawares on any journey. In the ev...

Driving in heavy traffic this Christmas

As lockdown comes to a hiatus over Christmas, there is bound to be a lot of drivers rushing out to see loved ones dotted around the UK. The Government has allowed us to come together for a short time window over the festive period, which is likely to cause a huge bottleneck on motorways at certain times. Before you rush out in eagerness to see your family and friends, i...

Summer Driving Checklist

At Sell My Car Direct, our team of automotive specialists have over 20 years experience in the used car industry. As a result, we have amassed a wealth of on-the-job experience and specialist automotive expertise. We believe in sharing this knowledge with our valued customers and as such have created a series of informative online resources. The following guide wil...

Driving In The Heat

At Sell My Car Direct, our team of automotive specialists have over 20 years experience in the used car industry. As a result, we have amassed a wealth on-the-job experience and specialist expertise. We believe in sharing this knowledge with our valued customers and as such have created a series of automotive informative resources. The following guide will equip yo...

Preparing Your Car For Winter

Keeping your vehicle well maintained all year round is a necessary part of car ownership, but it is especially important in the winter months as poor conditions can exacerbate existing problems. It’s best to ensure your car is fully prepared for winter driving before you set off – we’ve provided some checks you can carry out to make sure you’re ready to tackle the bad weather. Carry out all che...

Winter Driving Checklist

Nothing beats being prepared for all eventualities when you’re out on the road. Start the winter season with everything you might need for poor weather conditions, and you’ll be less likely to come unstuck. Here’s our checklist of items you’ll need in your emergency kit:

  • Ice scraper and de-icer
  • Spare headlamp bulbs
  • First aid kit
  • Warning triangle and h...

Driving In Heavy Rain

Winter doesn’t always bring snow, but it quite often brings heavy rain, which can be as difficult to drive in due to reduced visibility. There is also the possibility of flooding in times of consistent heavy rain. Here’s how to remain safe in such conditions. Setting out The first step is, as always, to ensure you are well prepared before you set off on any journey. Breakdown...

Driving In The Snow

Driving in the snow can be a tricky business, particularly if you have only recently passed your test. We’ve come up with some tips to help you stay safe when it’s snowy outside.

  1. Prepare your car
The first thing to do is to ensure your car is prepared for poor weather conditions. Make sure your tyres have adequate tread depth for maximum grip and where pos...