Donate SIGN UP

Winter Motoring Preparations

Avatar Image
AB Editor | 11:17 Fri 26th Oct 2012 | Motoring
13 Answers
 

This poll is closed.

  • I will do some basic prep like checking tyres, lights and anti-freeze levels. - 88 votes
  • 52%
  • I will do plenty of prep and will also make sure winter essentials like a blanket, spade and torch are with me at all times. - 46 votes
  • 27%
  • I don’t plan on making any preparations. - 35 votes
  • 21%

See final stats

Stats until: 08:46 Sun 21st Apr 2024 (Refreshed every 5 minutes)
Gravatar

Answers

1 to 13 of 13rss feed

Best Answer

No best answer has yet been selected by AB Editor. Once a best answer has been selected, it will be shown here.

For more on marking an answer as the "Best Answer", please visit our FAQ.
But you should be doing 'basic prep' all the time anyway - so why the need to to do it especially for winter motoring?

And why no mention of carrying a hip-flask and a hot woman (or indeed man) at all times?

d xx
Our cars are always prepared, winter just means doing a bit more to be on the safe side!
very little needed round here, it does on occasion snow but mostly nothing. I'll do the basics, check tyre pressures etc.
I always make sure I've got a blanket, spade and torch when it gets to winter. And I usually get some chocolate and crispsto keep in the car as well, but I always end up eating it so that kind of defeats the purpose really.
winter tyres on my car. Nothing else.
B I do at least once a month anyhow.

I normally carry a torch and a big, thick old coat in my car at all times anyhow, the coat is as rough as anything because it been used for things like a ground mat to kneel on when changing tyres in the rain, but it would keep me warm in an emergency.

Although in reality... if it does snow really hard I just won't use my car (rear wheel drive in the snow, no thanks!)... I'd just walk or cycle to work instead.
I don't make any plans - I leave it to others. But there are raincoats umbrellas and an old blanket in the car all year round.
Personally, and I'm deadly serious here, I'd like to hibernate. I only wish that were possible. As it isn't, I add extra layers of clothing and only venture outside when absolutely necessary and that's only as far as my car which is parked outside. I add metal "grippers" to my boots. Off course I have to remove them to drive but, without my car, I'd be totally trapped. I don't think teleportation will be invented in our lifetime but one can always hope!

Haznut
I see you forgot to add the most important, Petrol / derv to your list.
I've already taken off my aftermarket alloys for the winter months and put the standard steel wheels and narrower tyres back on.
I don't go out in Winter.................
Always carry a spare pair of tights for use as an emergency fan-belt ... (or hymen) ...
A preparation Id like to do is to go somewhere like Aus or NZ to get away form the cold for 3 or 4 months.

1 to 13 of 13rss feed

Do you know the answer?

Winter Motoring Preparations

Answer Question >>

Related Questions

Sorry, we can't find any related questions. Try using the search bar at the top of the page to search for some keywords, or choose a topic and submit your own question.