Winter Driving tips | Newcastle | Sunderland | North East England


‘Winter is coming’ and soon the roads will be icy and more hazardous! There are lots you can do to help yourself through the winter period SO we have created a winter bucket list to help you!

Winter driving bucket list

  • Flask
  • Non-perishable nibbles
  • Phone charger+ fully charged mobile + sat nav
  • Warm blanket, spare clothes, hat, gloves
  • Book to read
  • Make sure you are a member of a breakdown service and their number is left in car with membership number
  • Winter check by a garage (normally free only a charge if something needs to be done) spare mixed coolant
  • Windscreen wash
  • Winter tyres but removed in spring
  • Let people know your destination and approx time of arrival
  • Ensure you taking note of major road signs landmarks in case of breakdown on phone or sat nav locate my location button in advance
  • Keep windows closed as much as you can and doors locked.
  • Anyone approaches ask for I.D if unsure if police or breakdown ring for verification.
  • Braking distance should be up to 10 times more than normal in severe weather
  • If severe weather please don’t drive.

If you have never driven in winter weather why not get a 2 hr winter driving course to give you the experience or call us on 0191 500 9775

More tips on driving in bad weather.