Winter is finally here, are you ready Dorchester?
By Dorch_People | Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 12:42
The big freeze has finally come, and while we have only had a token scattering of snow yesterday the temperatures continue to remain very low. The Met Office warn of widespread ice for the next few days, so before you head out take a moment to think about your vehicle.
Is your vehicle ready?
- Find your ice scraper and have it handy
- Check you have antifreeze in your radiator
- Keep your windscreen clean
- If you battery is getting unreliable replace it asap
- Keep your lights clean to maximise visibility
- Keep a closer eye on your tyre pressures during the colder months
- Make sure your mobile phone is topped up
In case of emergency - especially on a long journey in severe weather stock your car up with:
- A shovel
- First aid kit
- Tow rope
- Jumpers, hats and gloves
- Thermos of hot drink
- Items of packaged food
- Jump leads
- Blankets or old sleeping bags
- A torch
- Road atlas
Are we to see more snow? Let us know if you have any where you are!
Photo courtesy of Hefftech's Flickr photostream