How to keep safe on the road this Christmas
Ah, winter. For many of us, it's one of the most exciting times of year. It's a time for presents, parties, and getting together with people we haven't seen all year to celebrate the holidays.
Yet in all that excitement, it's important to slow down and take a moment to consider how safe we are as we're driving around to said parties, get-togethers, and present-buying expeditions.
After all, those long, dark nights and hazardous winter weather conditions mean that there's a greater chance of getting into an accident in winter than at any other time of the year.
At MG Cannon, your safety is always our top priority.
After all, while we can always repair your car, we can't repair the lives taken or ruined by a road traffic accident.
We’ve put together the following top tips to help you stay safe this winter.
Check the Weather and Prepare Properly
Before you go anywhere, check the weather forecast. Be mindful of conditions like ice, fog, and heavy rain. If you do have to go out in these conditions, give yourself extra time so that you can drive slower and be plenty vigilant on the road.
Plan Alternative Routes
If your normal route includes unlit country roads or challenging conditions, consider how you can get where you're going by taking a safer, better-lit option.
Use Your Lights Properly
The RAC advises turning dipped headlights on an hour before sunset and keeping them on until an hour after sunrise to ensure you're always visible to other road users.
On unlit roads, use your full beam to help you see better, but move back to dipped lights when you see another car so that you don't dazzle the driver.
Carry Out a Winter Maintenance Check
- If you don't have time to get your car serviced, carry out your own winter maintenance checks.
- Are your lights clean and in good working order?
- Is your battery fully charged?
- Are your tyres properly inflated and in good condition?
- Invest in Quality When it Comes to Repairs
- As tempting as it is to save a few quid on repairs, you really can't put a price on your safety.
Yes, but all bodyshops and bodyshop repairs are the same….. aren’t they?
At MG Cannon, not only is all the work we do manufacturer-approved, but we also provide a lifetime guarantee on all our repairs and paintwork. This maintains your car's warranty, residual value and most importantly of all, your future safety in case lightening strikes twice.
To find out more about how we can help you stay safe on the road this winter contact us today.