Is Your Car Set For This Years Winter
The Winter of 2013/2014 was the wettest on record, with the UK experiencing storms and cold temperatures throughout the winter months. It is important that we as drivers remember that cold conditions can lead to unpredictable driving conditions. During the period of months November to January you're 12.5% more likely to have an accident than in the summer period June to August.
Arguably the most important safety component on the vehicle during Winter time is the tyres.
Tyres with a tread depth below 3mm and are run under inflated will not be capable of safely dealing with the unpredictable conditions. They must be checked and replaced if required. Quedam Tyres & MOT will provide advice and replacement recommendations including the help on if Cold Weather/Winter tyres would be appropriate for your driving requirements.
Fitting Cold Weather/Winter Tyres can provide reduced braking distances and improved performance compared to standard tyres not only on snow and ice, but also on cold wet surfaces. It is important to remember that Cold Weather/Winter tyres should only be used in complete vehicle sets. Otherwise handling and stability problems may arise, and on 4x4 vehicles there is a risk of damage to transmission components.
The extra use of lights, windscreen wipers and heaters places more higher demand on the cars battery and so it is advisable to ensure that key components are in good working order. For a price on Batteries please feel free to contact us on 01935 706070 or you can use our 'Contact' facility on this site.
Quedam Tyres & MOT can offer servicing of your vehicle where we are proud to follow the code of conduct set from being a member of the Good Garage Scheme. For a price on Servicing please feel free to contact us on 01935 706070 or you can use our 'Contact' facility on this site.