Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 41 to 48 of 48

Thread: Competition: Your winter car prep tips

  1. #41
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default

    My advice would be to be prepared, check your tires and water levels. Avoid unnecessary journeys and make sure your windows are clear before you set off.

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    1

    Default

    All good suggestions above.
    I tend to have a bit of carpet with me to put under the wheels if I, or someone else, is stuck in snow.

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Putting a screen over your car window as soon as you have got home from work keeps the ice off the windows and can save 15 minutes of scraping and de-icing in the morning

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    3

    Default The usual

    I now have a torch in the car, and when I remember, a coat, a drink, always my phone and maps!

    I also have a tyre grip spray which I use and it seems to work and help a bit when it's icy.

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Always make sure that the ice scraper is in the car
    Check the car blanket is in the back
    Make sure my spare mobile and its car charger is in the glove-box
    Check/ top up with antifreeze and oil

  6. #46
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default

    As well as all the usual things - I was always taught to keep a warm jacket and clothing in the car.

    It really made a difference when I got stuck in the snow and had to wiat two hours for the road to re-open.

  7. #47
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    1

    Default

    Don't travel if you can avoid it.
    Look on the meteorological site for weather warnings especially for flood warnings.
    Don't drive through fords in Winter
    Take your phone fully charged with you
    Always take warm clothing

  8. #48
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    8,509

    Default

    On the subject of torches, I carry two wind-up ones. Murphy's Law always rules that the time you need the torch, the batteries are flat.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •