A Driver’s Most Encountered Foe – Discover Windsor Hints & Tips for Driving Safely in Fog
The ‘Be Winter Ready’ campaign was launched this winter to help us to stay safe when we take to the roads in cold weather, be it for the school run, the commute to work, or indeed the daily visit to take care of our elderly.
'Tis the season, so if you check through the Windsor DIY checklist and you need a service from a trained professional, we will give you a free Christmas Hamper if you choose Windsor for a full service.
So, today we are asking the question: Are you ready for driving in winter fog?
Have a quick run through the Windsor Driving in Fog Checklist to see if you are ready for driving in fog this winter:
• Slow down and increase the distance from the vehicle in front of you
• Use your dipped headlights and front and rear fog lights. If you haven’t already, Windsor recommends having fog lights fitted
• Remember to switch off your fog lights when visibility improves
• Keep ever watchful for others sharing the roads - pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists
• When you stop use your hazard warning lights to notify other drivers
• Do not blindly follow the vehicle in front – it may leave the road or suddenly take a turn
Don’t forget we cannot foresee all eventualities so be extra careful and you could of course heed all of the following:
• Be Seen to Be Safe! Always wear high visibility reflective clothing and lights if you leave your car on the hard shoulder
• Regularly check tyres, including your spare wheel, and replace them if the tread depth falls below 3mm. Make sure that your tyres are inflated to the correct tyre pressure. Replace tyres if necessary
• Always clear your windows and mirrors before you set out, carry a screen scraper and de-icer and replace windshield wiper blades if necessary
• De-mist the inside of your windows thoroughly
• Make sure your windshield washer system works and is full of an anti-icing fluid
• Manoeuvre gently -too much steering can be bad and avoid harsh braking and acceleration. Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin if there is fog and ice. Select a low gear when travelling downhill especially if through bends
• Always be aware of "black ice." If the road looks polished or glossy it could be, "black ice” Black Ice is difficult to see! It is nearly invisible
And if you have any doubts about your vehicle winter road worthiness you should get your car serviced before winter sets in…
So, if you’re ho-ho humming about getting your car’s winter service, then don’t hesitate! To be sure, and to be safe, get a full service at Windsor, or buy parts upto €600 from Windsor this winter, and we’ll also give you a free Christmas Hamper packed with treats.
So, with Windsor you’re all set to Drive happy this winter… and for Christmas!
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