Safe driving in winter conditions

Driving in winter condition is a special challenge for each driver, particularly on longer trips. We have prepared a small reminder for you.

Before going on a trip…

  • Check your car battery;
  • Check your tyres;
  • Check your windshield wipers;
  • Make sure your windshield and windows are clean;
  • Check your windshield washer fluid (don’t use tap water);
  • Check your antifreeze.

Always keep at hand…

  • A battery flashlight,
  • Jumper cables,
  • Abrasive materials (sand, a carpet etc.),
  • Snow cleaning accessories (shovel, ice scraper),
  • Door lock defrost spray – don’t keep it in your car, but carry it in your pocket, bag etc.,
  • Windshield de-icer spray,
  • Gloves, hat, warm blanket,
  • When taking longer trips, bring extra food, water, medicines, a mobile phone.

In case of a halt or a blocked road…

  • Stay with your car,
  • Do not overstrain your vehicle attempting to pass through,
  • Place visible markings on your vehicle,
  • If you’re starting your engine, clean the exhaust,
  • Keep your car running for a short time, just enough to keep the temperature.

Don’t forget…

Fastening your seatbelt can save your life!