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Travel advice for drivers

11:10 18 January 2013

Picture: Denise Bradley

Picture: Denise Bradley


Only travel if necessary but if you do, remember to check our tips these before you go.


- Antifreeze: Check coolant regularly, and top-up with mixture of the right type

- Battery: A battery more than five years old may struggle in cold weather

- Petrol: Keep at least a quarter of a tank in case of delays

- Lights: Clean and check all lights regularly, and carry spare bulbs

- Tyres: They should have at least 3mm tread and check the pressure every fortnight

- Windscreen: Clear it completely before leaving

- Screenwash: Use 50pc mix of a good quality screen wash to reduce chance of freezing

- Locks and seals: Stop doors freezing shut with a thin coat of Vaseline on rubber door seals

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