Oh No! Snow

With snow forecast no doubt there will be chaos on the roads but hopefully the lessons learned from the recent past will help us avoid some of the horror stories.

“He only popped to the shops but was gone for two days. The snow has a lot to answer for!”

Here are a few tips to make sure you get back in time with the milk.

  • Tyres: Ensure your tyres are inflated correctly and that you have a minimum of 3mm of tread on your tyres to cope with wet and slippery conditions.
  • Battery: In winter, the battery will run down quicker than in warmer weather. Make sure you do a regular long journey or trickle-charge the battery.
  • Engine: Modern engines are more robust than older ones. All the same, depress the clutch when starting as this will reduce drag on the engine when starting, and preserve the battery.
  • Screenwash: Keep this topped up and use a proper additive at the right concentration to prevent it freezing.
  • Fuel: Keep your tank topped up – that way if you are caught out, you’ll have enough fuel to make it home or run the engine to keep warm. However, it’s essential to keep snow from blocking the exhaust
  • Windows: Clear all snow and ice from the windscreen before driving. Do not use water to de-ice windscreens. Hot water can crack the glass, and the water will only freeze again on the screen or on the ground where you are standing.
  • Warm clothing: Your car may be as warm as toast on the inside but if you have to step outside, you could be in trouble if you have not got any warm clothing with you.
  • Accessorises: Always pack the following: warm coat, hat, gloves, sturdy boots, a blanket to keep you warm if you get stuck. Take some food, chocolate, biscuits, water and a hot drink if you can. Always carry a fully charged mobile, and some old bits of carpet, or cat litter, to put under the tyres when stuck and a shovel to clear snow.

Unfortunately minor bumps are inevitable.If you are unlucky enough to have one do consider alternatives to an insurance claim as these will be expensive.

Bumps & Scuffs, in Farnham, deal with all sorts of minor accident damage repairs and will return your vehicle to you in pristine condition at a fraction of the cost of body repair shop and avoiding unnecessary insurance claims.

If you have had a bump or scrape please visit our Farnham site to obtain a FREE, no-obligation quotation. You’ll find our workshop located between the Shepherd & Flock roundabout and Homebase – simply click here to download a useful map.

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