Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Stay safe on the road with top winter driving tips from Staysure Insurance

This rather cold looking car was on an email from Staysure Insurance. Fortunately we have been spared this type of covering for cars this January in the south east of England.

We have had plenty of rain and flooding however the people at Staysure Insurance do have some useful tips.
Here are their top Staysure Insurance tips:

 1. Check your tyres
Tyres should have at least 3mm of tread for safe winter motoring. If you can afford it, change to winter tyres – the higher silica content prevents tyres from hardening at lower temperatures and gives greater grip.

2. Look after your battery
Your battery comes under a lot of stress during the winter so turn off non-essential electrics such as radio and lights before you turn your engine off. This will take the strain off your battery when you go to start your car again.

3. Your survival kit
Keep some essentials in the boot of your car, just in case of emergency. Handy items include a shovel, blanket, torch, wellingtons or walking boots, water, and extra fuel if possible.

4. Driving in snow and ice
Stopping distances are 10 times longer in ice and snow – gentle manoeuvres are key to driving safely. Give yourself plenty of space and drive at a constant speed avoiding harsh breaking.
If you find you need to suddenly brake on the ice and end up skidding, pump your brakes rather than applying continuous pressure. This will stop your wheels from locking up and be more effective in stopping.

Staysure offers Car Insurance so find out more here

What is more they offer a large range of different insurance products below

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Drive safely this winter....................

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