Some Of These Tips Could Be A Life Saver
Now that the children are settling back into school and the x-factor has returned to our screens, it’s time to fish out the heavy jumpers, scarves and boots. While you’re adjusting your wardrobe at this time of year it’s important to give your car some TLC too! Here are a few tips to make sure you are safe on the roads this Autumn.
It is really important to have good grip on the road. Autumn will bring greasy roads covered in leaves. It can make it difficult to keep between the ditches. If your tyres look worn, bring the car to your tyre dealer and change them. If you are not sure whether or not they need replacing, ask your tyre dealer to give you some advice on whether or not to change them.
It’s important to check it regularly. If you are not sure how to do it, there are some great youtube tutorials. Perhaps the next time you get someone to check it for you, get them to show you. It takes less than a minute and you really don’t want to be stuck on the side of the M50 in the cold weather with a ceased engine.
When is the last time you checked your lights? Now is a good time to check that they are all in order before the evenings get short. If you see someone you know on the road missing a light then contact them and let them know.
Have emergency supplies in your car – put a couple of high visibility vests in, leave a jacket in the boot and maybe a hat and gloves too in case you get stuck on the side of the road. A warning triangle would be ideal. You can get a reasonably priced on here.
Emergency numbers need to be put in your phone and also on a piece of paper in your car. If you have breakdown cover with your insurance company make sure you have the number saved in your phone but also written down somewhere convenient in the car in case you can’t get coverage or if your phone dies so a passerby can help you out.