Added: 20 November 2018

With plunging temperatures and wintry weather predicted in parts of Wales this week, we thought it would be wise to share some top tips from GEM Motoring Assist, the road safety and breakdown organisation.

  • Listen for weather updates, and plan your travel accordingly.
  • If you do have to travel, ensure your car is properly equipped for the likely conditions. At Day’s, we’d recommend that you get a winter check completed on your car to make sure it’s prepared for the conditions.
  • Make sure you’ve got some essential items in the car, including a fully charged mobile phone, torch, ice scraper, snacks, water and warm clothes.
  • Keep your speeds down, leave plenty of space between yourself and the vehicle in front and be ready for sudden, rapid deteriorations in road conditions.

GEM road safety officer Neil Worth says, “It makes sense to have a plan in place that means you can postpone a journey. Agree to reschedule a meeting or a visit if it’s not vital. In that way, you’re avoiding a lot of potential trouble for yourself, and ensuring you won’t be putting additional strain on emergency and recovery crews, who are sure to be at full stretch when the worst of the weather hits this winter.

Ensuring that you and your car are properly prepared for winter can make a big difference towards keeping you safe on the roads. If you’d like to find out more, make sure you head to the Aftersales section of our website, where you can find links to our Winter Checks, book to get your tyres changed and much more… Or you could head to your nearest HiQ at Day’s branch for friendly advice and a professional service.

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>> Click here to book a Winter Check for your Ford, Peugeot or Nissan