Leave The Gliding For The Ice Skating Rink – Get A Grip On The Road This Wintertime With Reliable Brake Pads and Brake Discs
PREPARE . TAKE CARE . GET THERE
3 simple points to summarise an intricate checklist that needs implementing to reinforce careful driving.
We are not talking a snail’s pace, but the winter weather’s glazing effect on the road’s surface will mean your vehicle’s braking and stopping distances is increased ten times over, so it is advisory to drive at a sensible pace and not get too close for comfort with fellow commuters in front (ideally 20 seconds behind). Take it nice and steady around corners, and reduce speed if visibility is compromised from the presence of fog or snow. Fog can play hide and seek with you, where one minute you are clear then the next you are in the depths of murkiness.
But whilst slowing things down your brake discs and pads must be snappy enough to rein you in, therefore, it is highly recommended to have your brakes and brake fluid levels checked on the double by a professional mechanic before the chill takes hold.
It is worth testing the brakes and steering on a regular basis, but only on a piece of road where it is safe to do so to prevent your car galloping off in any direction.
Let’s also not forget you need to make sure your journey is illuminated, so make sure your brake lights are in full working order. Replacing the bulbs can vary between vehicle models, so it is always wise to become familiar of their workings from your car’s manual. However, if you feel the process is slowing you down, then pay a visit to a mechanic who will be happy to speed up the operation for you.
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