As the big freeze continues, we have put together some great Land Rover winter driving tips that we have come across around the net.
To be fair, some of the tips can be applied to any car, not just Land Rover’s, and there is some pretty handy tips in there.
So have a look and see how many of them you have been doing already.
Winter Driving Tips
- Spray some WD-40 in the wheel well to stop snow accumulation.
- Put some Rain-x on your head and fog lights to help keep them clean.
- Use the highest practical gear, unless descending a hill – this limits the amount of torque and will help to prevent wheel spin
- Using first gear provides the maximum control when descending hills
- Clear ice and snow from all windows and lights – even the bonnet and roof – before driving. Don’t forget your number plate too!
- Use all controls (steering, brakes, throttle etc) gently to help prevent loss of traction and control
- Leave extra distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you – it takes longer to stop in adverse conditions
- Ensure you have enough fuel to complete your journey
- If planning a long journey or venturing off-road, ensure you have plenty of warm clothing, food and water in case of emergency
- Before setting out on a journey in bad conditions, make the following checks: Anti-freeze, Wipers and windscreen washer fluid, Lights, Hazard lights ,Defroster ,Oil level
Tyres and tyre pressure
- Mix three parts vinegar to one part water and spray on all your windows at night. In the morning, they’ll be clear of icy mess. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water preventing water from freezing!
- Rub cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors & rub it in with a paper towel. The cooking oil prevents water from melting into the rubber
- De-ice your lock in seconds with hand sanitizer! Just put some hand sanitizer gel on the key & the lock & the problems solved!
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