Hot on heels of the news that 4x4s were proving popular again following this winter’s icy conditions, comes comes a survey showing that there’s been a massive increase in the numbers of drivers who have prepared and equipped their vehicles for winter. Two years ago just 25 per cent of us carried more than the basics of de-icer and ice scrapers compared with three-quarters today.
However, if you haven’t yet equipped your car for winter don’t leave it for another year as in the UK it isn’t unusual for severe cold weather to arrive in February. So, stock up on the winter essentials including a torch, blankets, high energy foods, water and tow ropes.
You can download a copy of GEM’s ‘Guide to Winter Driving’ leaflet at www.motoringassist.com Alternatively you can call GEM directly on 01342 825676 for a hard copy.