Winter emergency kit
Make up an emergency kit and keep it in the car
When bad weather is forecast pop these into your vehicle too:
Welcome to our safe car travel in the winter page here we will provide you with information on how to keep as safe as possible and to be prepared when having to make journeys over Christmas and in the winter months. information courtesy of the AA website
You're more likely to break down in a bad winter – the AA continues to have its busiest times during January when the roads are often at they most hazardous because of the cold weather.
There's more risk of delays too but not necessarily in the way you'd expect. If vehicles ahead lose control – a jack-knifed lorry for example – you won't be able to get through no matter how well equipped your car is with winter tyres or chains. You could face a wait of several hours until the blockage and other traffic ahead has been cleared.
Here's what you need to do this winter to reduce the risk of a breakdown and make sure that you are equipped to deal with the conditions.
Check your car