Weather forecast does suggest that we are in for a bit of a cold snap so here is some free advice:

  • Do not leave your car or van unattended in order to defrost the windows. If your vehicle is stolen in such circumstances, your insurer will not pay.
  • If you are away from home for any length of time, leave your heating ticking over at 15C. Don’t be tempted to save on your heating bill by turning it off. Doing so may lead to burst pipes.
  • Even when roads have been gritted – an increasingly rare event – your tyres’ grip on the road is seriously reduced in low temperatures so allow extra room for braking and do slow down before you reach a bend in the road.

Stay safe. Spring is coming!