The research revealed that 45 per cent of drivers will not bother to check their tyres have the legal tread depth. It also emerged the majority of drivers won't bother with other basic safety measures and routine maintenance like checking tyre pressure or adding anti-freeze to radiators.
In an effort to improve winter driving safety awareness, Continental’
A series of Winter Driving Preparation tips will give motorists the information to help them stay safe and avoid unnecessary expense this winter. For example, it could be costly to try and use hot water to defrost your windscreen, cracks could appear meaning you may have to replace your entire windscreen, think about using a windscreen cover or a piece of cardboard or old carpet instead.
Drivers are also invited to use the site to share their own tips and experience on how they go about preparing for winter car journeys.
Laura Hardy from Continental Tyres said:
“Although the Winter Driving Preparation tips (http://conti-
The post from Continental also advises on simple tips from the all-essential MOT checkup to what crucial emergency spares you need to be carrying and what longer-term habits drivers can incorporate to make sure their cars last for winters to come. Using its expertise, Continental also offers top recommendations on how to make sure your tyres don't let you down and how winter tyres can radically improve car performance in colder temperatures.