Is Your Vehicle Winter Ready? Emergency Equipment Windsor Checklist for Driving in Snow and Ice...


The ‘Be Winter Ready’ campaign was launched this week 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.

As promised Windsor will help you to keep up to date with the Be Winter Ready road safety information campaign while providing you with relevant advice, hints and tips. Be sure to follow our company news section for timely updates and relevant service offers.


So, today we are asking the question: Are you equipped for emergencies when driving in snow and ice?

First, you can find a dedicated website www.winterready.ie, where advice from a number of sources including Government Departments, An Garda Síochána, the Health Service Executive, Local Authorities and the transport providers set out their road safety awareness agenda. You can download the corresponding campaign poster and booklet here.

Second, you can have a quick run through the Windsor Emergency Equipment Checklist to see if you are ready for driving in snow and ice this winter:

  • Hazard warning triangle
  • Torch with batteries - check it monthly
  • High Visibility Vest
  • Tow rope
  • Shovel
  • Jump Leads
  • Fuel Canister
  • Spare fuses and bulbs
  • De-icing equipment (both for glass and door locks)
  • First aid kit
  • A Map or GPS (Charged)
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear in case you need to leave your vehicle
  • Have a charged mobile phone
  • Some simple supplies to sustain yourself (e.g., energy bars)

  • Don’t forget we cannot foresee all eventualities so do consider whether you really have to travel by car? You could of course:

  • Consider putting off your trip until the weather and road conditions improve
  • Or use public transport where available


  • 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, 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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