As the winter weather draws in, it’s more important than at any other time to make sure that you drive safely. You don’t want to get into a road traffic accident, after all – and in winter, when the daylight hours reduce and the weather gets worse, driving becomes difficult.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re always glad to provide the services of an accident solicitor in Windsor and Maidenhead to those who need one. People who have been injured because of someone else’s actions or negligence should qualify for compensation, and we receive many calls from them to enquire about making a claim.
But we’re equally happy to provide hints and tips to people so that they can avoid being the cause of an accident. So, if you need an accident solicitor in Windsor and Maidenhead, or you simply want some tips on driving safely during the winter, read on.
Top tips for winter car care
The best thing you can do to ensure safe winter driving is to make sure that you are fit to drive – not under the influence of alcohol, or tired, or stressed. Driver error is behind most road traffic accidents!
But another thing you can do is this: make sure your car is prepared for winter. Here are some useful hints:
Fluids – are they topped up? The oil, antifreeze and windscreen washer fluid should all be checked regularly.
Windows – as well as windscreen washer fluid, you need to check the windscreen itself, plus all the windows, to make sure that they’re free of dirt. If you can’t see through the windows, you’ve got problems.
Brakes – do they work? Get them checked. If they’re not as responsive as they were, they might need replacing.
Lights – are all the bulbs working, and are they clear? Spray from lorries often goes on the lights, and the residue needs wiping away.
Tyres – perhaps the most important thing of all. They’re the bits of the car that are in contact with the road. Is the tread sufficient for winter driving? Make absolutely sure it is.
Find an accident solicitor in Windsor and Maidenhead, or elsewhere across the UK
These checks will help you stay safe, but there’s always the chance you might come across someone whose car isn’t fit to drive – and nor is the driver.
If you get injured as a result of an accident that they cause, you could claim compensation, so why not get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline now so that an accident solicitor in Windsor and Maidenhead, or anywhere else can take on your case?
Our lines are open 24/7. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. If you prefer, you can text “claim365” to 88010, and someone will be in touch with you.
Call us now and tell us all about your accident.