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RAC warns motorists not to get left out in the cold as weather turns wintry

News   •   Nov 18, 2016 13:42 GMT

As the Met Office issues warnings of icy conditions and potential for flooding this weekend, RAC spokesman Simon Peevers comments on the need for motorists to be prepared.

He said: “With the weather set to become increasingly wintry over the weekend, we’re urging motorists to make sure they aren’t left out in the cold when it comes to dealing with adverse conditions.

“Planning ahead is key, especially if you’re going on a long journey, so making sure things like your car’s antifreeze/coolant levels and tyre pressures are correct is essential, as well as topping up windscreen washers.

“In addition to vehicle health, it’s important that motorists ensure they and their passengers are prepared with supplies of warm clothing, blankets, and some food and water if the worst happens and the vehicle breaks down at the roadside.”