Christmas is just around the corner and we want to make sure you enjoy safe and stress-free driving.
Our recent blog post about keeping your mobility car healthy during winter is especially important because chances are your local garage will be shut for a few days and the roadside assistance crews will be under pressure, especially if the weather takes a turn for the worst!
People sometimes forget in all the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year, that apart from checking your vehicle regularly and keeping it clean, you also need to change your style of driving.
Your mobility vehicle provides a “winter wonderland” of possibilities for trips; such as visiting friends, carol concerts, Christmas markets. But it’s time to slow down, brake gradually and leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front.
It’s darker, the roads can be much busier, everyone is distracted and in a hurry and, of course, ice could be lurking on local roads. Plan ahead, leave plenty of time and always make sure your mobile phone is charged and in your vehicle. If you’re heading out on a long journey or to a rural location, it’s a good idea to leave a change of clothes, blanket, flashlight, shovel and some high-energy bars in the car for emergencies.
Clean cars are not only less prone to corrosion as we mentioned in our previous blog, they also offer better visibility. Keep your windscreen, lights and number plate clear. And if your mobility vehicle heater or windscreen demisters are unreliable, now is the time to get them sorted.
It’s amazing how many drivers think car lights are just so they can see where they are going. They are also crucial to letting other drivers know you are there – so check all the bulbs are working and if it’s the least bit murky make sure you put your headlights on.
Ensuring you and your vehicle are ready means you can let your hair down at Christmas, instead of tearing it out when your outing goes up the chimney.
So, stay safe this festive season, and have a wonderful time. With best wishes for 2017 from the team at Mobility One.