Winter Driving Safety Tips from Shrewsbury car experts
27th November 2012
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The team at Mango Valeting and Dent Removal in Shrewsbury has some timely advice for drivers. We all know the cold (and wet!) winter has arrived, so hopefully these top tips will ensure that you are ready for the frost, ice and all other conditions a Shropshire winter may bring.

It is estimated that 70% of motorists in the UK do not prepare their car for the winter weather!

Preparing yourself and your vehicle for winter weather is essential. Again, PREPARATION is KEY. This includes inspecting the battery, fluids, tyres, windscreen and wipers.

Lucky for those of you who have recently had a valet with us, your car is already in a better position; Mango gives a FREE mini health check with every valet, which includes checking your tyre pressure, oil and windscreen wash.

So, before you leave for work, school or wherever your day wishes to take you:

  • Get up at least 10 minutes earlier than usual to give yourself time to prepare the car (de-ice, scrape and general heating of the car and engine).


  • But never leave the motor running if you fancy popping back into your house. Cars are easily stolen that way. There are opportunists everywhere.


  • Don't drive off like a tank commander with just a tiny hole cleared in the windscreen. Ensure that all windows, mirrors and your windscreen are cleared from frost/ice/condensation and snow.


  • If you find your lock is frozen, try carefully using a cigarette lighter to warm the key. (Smoking may be bad for you but having a lighter around the house has many uses!) Do NOT breathe on the lock, as the moisture will cause it to condense and freeze.


  • Plan routes to favour major roads, which are more likely to be gritted and cleared of snow.


  • Add on plenty of time for your journey so there's no rushing if you feel you're running late because of the weather. Or at least PUT SAFETY BEFORE PUNCTUALITY.


Wishing you all a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy 2013!


For further information on Mango Valeting and Dent Removal of Shropshire, call Henry on 01939 252111.

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