We offer a range of car accessories for the winter season from the handy ice scraper and frost protectors to snow socks and chains so you don't get caught out. Car accessories like our range of hi-vis safety items for those unexpected emergency breakdowns to keep you safe, including a very handy collapsible traffic cone that stores away easily and the ever reliable hi-vis safety jacket. Don't get caught out this winter but get prepared and ready with our essential winter car accessories range.
- Make sure the windscreen is clean both inside and outside. This will reduce sun glare and being dazzled by the low winter sun.
- Make sure that your wiper blades are in good condition and if not, replace them. When you are parked, make sure that the wipers are switched off if there is a risk of freezing. If you don’t and the wiper blades freeze, you could damage the wiper motor and/or the blades when you switch them back on.
- Ensure the windscreen washer fluid is treated with an anti freeze additive to reduce the risk of freezing (do not use engine antifreeze). Remember also to keep it topped up as the salt treated roads means you use the windscreen washer fluid more frequently.
- If it does snow, make sure you clear it from the car roof not just from the windows as snow piled on the car roof can fall onto the windscreen when you’re driving which can be hazardous.
- Make sure that all your bulbs are working. Use headlights when visibility is reduced and if you use fog lights then these should be switched off as soon as the visibility is clear again as they can dazzle other users on the road.
- Check all tyres including the spare for correct tyre pressures and tread depth. It is recommended that tyres should have at least 3mm of tread for driving during the winter months.
- Don’t be tempted to reduce the tyre pressures to get a better grip as this does not work.
- If you have snow socks or snow chains, then make sure that you know how to fit them before the snow arrives and remember that you must remove snow chains if there is not a reasonable covering of snow. Similarly it is advisable to remove snow socks on clear roads to avoid wear and tear.
- See our article on UK Tyre Law & Importance of Checking Tyres Regularly