Ninety-two per cent claim not to own snow socks or snow chains, with eight out of ten surveyed driving two-wheel drives.
And women are the worst offenders, with majority saying that when they do get round to getting their car ready then it is left to their partner or relative to give it the once over.
Trevor Goldsmith, Managing Director of Goldsmith & Allcorn, commented: “With some areas of the South West experiencing snowfall at the weekend, we need to ensure that people in this area are as ready as they can be when it comes to being on the roads during the cold snap. Small, practical steps taken, can make a big difference and even save lives.”
Trevor goes on to say: “An ice scraper, de-icer and a hazard triangle were the top three items dwellers in Sussex say they carry in their vehicles this time of year, but we also advise that torches, first aid kits, penknives, whistles and small shovels are carried in cars too.”
Goldsmith & Allcorn, also a Vauxhall Motors retailer, will be giving members of the public demonstrations on how to prepare your car for the winter at its Uckfield branch at the start of its ‘Big Event’ weekend on Friday 16 November. Demonstrations will take place at 19.00 and 20.00. The four day event also ties-in the launch of Vauxhall Motors new 4 x 4 SUV, the Mokka. For more information visit, www.goldsmithandallcorn.co.uk.
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- The poll was carried out online via Survey Monkey and in Goldsmith & Allcorn branches. There were 66 respondents in total.
- ‘The Big Event’ will be taking place across all Vauxhall retailers from 16 – 19 November, including Sunday. All cars bought over this period will have up to 5 years 0% APR, require no deposit, up to £1,000 Vauxhall deposit contribution and £500 worth of free fuel. For more information visit www.goldsmithandallcorn.co.uk
- Goldsmith & Allcorn, Bellbrook Industrial Estate, Bell Lane, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QL