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RAC urges drivers to be 'winter ready' as cold weather grips the UK

With the UK in the grip of a cold spell of weather, with daytime temperatures generally well below average for the time of year, RAC Breakdown spokesman Rod Dennis said:

“With temperatures plummeting this week, many drivers might be taken aback by the cold after an exceptionally mild autumn. Our advice is to be winter ready – check tyres are properly inflated and with good tread, while topping up oil, coolant and screen wash levels if needed. Drivers with older batteries in their cars might also wish to give their vehicle a 20-minute drive before colder conditions arrive to ensure the battery can cope with sub-zero temperatures. It’s also worth having a fully-charged mobile phone and carrying a blanket in case of a breakdown to keep warm.”

For more advice on driving in the cold weather, visit the dedicated section of RAC Drive.




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