Driving in the snow
The UK has recently experienced the wettest November on record and snow is predicted in the next few days.
The UK has recently experienced the wettest November on record and snow is predicted in the next few days. Driving in these conditions places more emphasis on vehicles tyres and Protyre offer safety advice for winter driving.Driving in slippery conditions requires skilful and delicate use of the vehicle controls, steering, brakes and accelerator. On wet and slushy winter roads it is important to accelerate and brake very gently, it is also advisable to use the vehicles gears to help reduce speed smoothly. If you drive in a high gear this helps to avoid unnecessary wheelspin. If a vehicle is stuck in the snow or ice do not repetitively spin the wheels as this can lead to damage to the tyres or even cause a tyre to burst. If the car moves into a slide then keep off the brake, clutch and the accelerator until the vehicle is back under control. Protyre stress that tyre pressure should not be reduced for driving in the snow. This can be dangerous. Tyre pressures should be maintained at the manufacturers recommended pressures, details of which can be found in the vehicle’s handbook. And finally, always listen to the weather forecast and traffic reports and do not travel if the police or motoring organisations advice against it. All Protyre outlets will provide a free tyre safety check.