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Travel Tips for Autumn

Low sun, and the return of icy windscreens means Autumn is truly upon us. 

Stay one step ahead of the seasonal switch in driving conditions.

Autumn’s not just about blackberries and fiery leaves – it brings changes to the roads, too.

Tyres

The AA recommend at least 3mm of tread for the winter so if yours is getting low, buy new tyres now before the cold sets in.

Tyres

Dazzle

Glare when the sun’s low in the sky is more likely to be a problem at this time of year. To improve vision:

  • Clean your windscreen, inside and out, removing the hazy film that builds up.
  • Sort out glass scratches and chips – they can intensify the sun's glare.
  • Replace your wiper blades if they’re worn, damaged, or more than a couple of years old.
  • Use a screen wash additive that’s made for the job – check the handbook if you’re not sure where to top it up.
  • Keep a pair of sunglasses in the car, and use the sun visors.
  • Slow down if you’re dazzled.
  • Use headlights to help others see you
  • If the sun’s behind you, it's in the eyes of those coming towards you.
  • If the sun’s in your eyes it's probably blinding drivers following you too.


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Batteries

Batteries generally last around five years. If there's any sign that your battery’s struggling now, it’s likely to let you down during the winter, when it's colder. Replace now to avoid hassle later on. 

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Bulbs

Check your lights every few weeks throughout the year, but especially as autumn starts and we head into the darker months. Your handbook shows how to change a bulb but you might need a garage to change headlight ones. Remember the brake lights and number plate lights.

Bulbs

Antifreeze

  • Antifreeze is important year round to prevent corrosion and improve summer cooling.
  • It should be checked as part of the regular service schedule.
  • There are different types and mixing them could damage your engine.
  • Your handbook gives details of the correct antifreeze to use.
  • If in doubt get a garage to check the antifreeze for you — many offer cheap or even free winter checks.
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