Embarking On A Wintry Road Trip? Your Essential Checklist

Are you preparing for a wintry road trip? Have you checked the forecast to find that you’re likely to encounter icy roads or snow showers? If you’re tackling adverse weather, it’s essential to be prepared, and this infographic should come in handy.

Before you leave home, make sure you have everything you could possibly need if you found yourself in a situation where you couldn’t continue on the road. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so think about what you would need if you got stranded. It’s wise to charge your mobile phone before you leave and to take an in-car charger with you. Stock up on snacks and bottled drinks, pack some warm clothes and blankets and put a torch and some spare batteries in the trunk before you travel. You may also need de-icer, screenwash and a scraper to remove snow from the mirrors and the windshield.

Snow can make the roads very hazardous, so ensure you plan your route in advance and carry out some basic checks before you hit the roads. Take a look at the tire tread and check the pressure, top up the oil and water, fill up your fuel tank and take a sat nav with you. Inform friends or relatives of your plans so that they can raise the alarm if you don’t arrive at the right time. When you’re driving in snow or there’s ice on the road, adjust your speed and keep both hands on the wheel. Pay attention to weather warnings. If you’ve been advised to stay at home, it may be best to postpone your trip and stay safe.

Infographic design by Intelligent Car Leasing

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