Get your vehicle ready

Keeping your vehicle well maintained is important all year round, but doubly so in winter.

Prepare your vehicle

  • Check your tyres the minimum depth is 1.6mm. In rain, ice and heavy snow the more grip you have the better.
  • Make sure your lights are clean and working.
  • Check that your battery is fully charged.
  • Check the condition of your front and rear windscreen wipers.
  • Make sure your washer bottle is full with water and screen wash and keep it topped up through the winter.

Keep the following items in your vehicle

  • ice scraper
  • de-icer
  • blanket
  • jump leads
  • shovel
  • decent footwear
  • first aid kit
  • hazard warning triangle
  • torch
  • high visibility jacket.