The winter weather has finally hit and with icy roads, snow, wind and flooding its essential to keep your car well maintained and stay safe on the roads this winter.
Winter tyres have tread that is specifically designed to go through snow and not slip. They’re meant to provide traction even in the slipperiest of conditions, which is helpful at any speed. But temperature also plays a factor. For more information on Winter Tyres, please speak to the Parts Department.
Before your journey
Consider if it is really necessary to travel and also pack provisions before leaving if there's a chance severe weather could disrupt your journey or cause a breakdown. We recommend warm clothes, a blanket, a fully charged mobile phone, some food and water.
Driving in the rain
When it is raining, allow yourself extra time to stop. Traction control is incredibly helpful while moving along if the rear wheels start to slip and the tail starts to slide, traction control will kick in.
Driving through ice and snow
Before you begin your journey, make sure that your roof and windscreen is clear of snow. Snow can slip down and obscure your vision.
It also helps to know how to get out of snow. If the car is stuck and the tyres keep spinning, turning the traction control off helps.
Driving in windy weather
During windy weather, it is incredibly easy for cyclists, motorists or lorries to lose their course so take extra care when driving during windy weather.
And last but not least, look out for other drivers and drive incredibly defensively. It doesn’t matter how skilled you are in the snow, because you will be on the road with many other drivers who’s skill levels vary.
BMW Emergency Service
Don’t forget should the unexpected happen over the Christmas period you can call BMW Emergency Service on 0800 777 111.