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:
If weather conditions are particularly poor, check the travel updates before you leave and only begin your journey if it is absolutely necessary. Plan your route and check traffic conditions and expected weather.
It is also advisable to let relatives or friends know your what your intended route is and what time you expect to arrive.
Checklist for getting started in the cold
Problems getting started often occur in the cold because car batteries and electrical systems have to work a lot harder. Check and, if need be, charge your battery regularly in the winter months to avoid issues, and take a look at our checklist below to make sure you give you vehicle the best chance of starting.
You may also want to check the following before you set off: