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July 11th, 2014 by


winter driving ftr - Essential winter road safety tips As the icy winter tightens its grip on South Africa, you need to make sure you take the right precautions and maintain your car. Follow these tips to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road. Windscreen Make sure the rubber has not corroded in your windscreen wipers ahead of the rainy weather. If you’re in areas of South Africa that experience a dry winter, you should refrain from pouring boiling water on icy windscreens. Apply some cold or lukewarm water to remove ice, you can also try using your defog on the inside of your car.

Tyres Between wet weather and dry icy weather, you need to always make sure your tyres have good tread to ensure grip on the road. Keep your tyres properly pumped and your wheels aligned. Being prepared and maintaining your tyres on a regular basis can extend the life of your tyres. Headlights Early mornings and late afternoons shrouded in darkness make it even more important to switch your headlights on early. Statistically, dark coloured cars are more likely to have accidents, which makes it more imperative that if you drive a dark car, you need to turn your lights on early. Make sure your headlights are always in working condition. Useful links: How to defog your windscreen

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