Winter getaways are an opportunity for some of the most beautiful and warm family moments, but because the winter weather can be intense and unpredictable it is good to prepare ourselves and the car for any condition.
Driving conditions in winter are getting harder as we drive with low lighting and visibility while the traction of the road is low. At the same time, the chances of the car being immobilized either due to damage or due to the conditions are increased.
Find some tips from the Volta4u team for safe driving during winter.
Check Your Levels :
- Keep your tank full. In winter, you should keep a high fuel level- just in case of delays or diversions.
- Test your battery. Battery power drops as the temperature drops
- Make sure the cooling system is in good working order
- Check your wiper blades and replace if needed
- Add wiper fluid rated for -30 degrees
- Check the tire pressure, tire pressure drops as the temperature drops
- Don’t forget to make sure your spare tire is inflated too and that you have all the tools necessary to change it if you have to.
- Clear the snow and ice from windscreen, lights, roof, hood and the exhaust pipe if necessary.
Plan Your Trip:
- Before setting out on a long journey, it’s worth spending time planning your route and checking that the roads are clear.
- Check the weather conditions along your route and when possible, delay your trip if bad weather is expected.
- Notify others and let them know your route, destination and estimated time of arrival.
- Leave plenty of time to make each journey-delays are common in colder conditions. Giving yourself more time means you don’t need to rush.
- Pack the essentials. It’s better to have things you don’t need than need the thing you don’t have. Pack a winter survival kit in case of emergencies. For example : Food and water for all the passengers including pets, first aid kit, warm clothing/ blankets, reflective coat or jacket. Don’t assume that breaking down will never happen to you. It could, and this really isn’t the place to break down without supplies.
Safe Winter Driving Tips
Volta4u offers the following driving tips:
- Drive slowly when driving on snow or ice.
- Don’t use cruise control in snowy or icy roads.
- Keep enough stopping distance between you and other cars.
- Use your brake carefully. Even roads that appear clear can have slippery spots.
- Don’t get overconfident in your SUV vehicle. Many SUV’s are heavier than the passenger cars and take longer to stop.
- Pay attention to the warning signs.
- Keep your headlights on, even in the daytime.
Select a vehicle that suits your needs. Volta4u has plenty of vehicle categories that cover all your needs, from Mini and SUVs to passenger and cargo vans. Book your winter experience with us NOW. If you need any further information, please contact us via email at email@example.com or via telephone at +30 2109735000.