In the winter it is more important than ever to make certain that your vehicle is safe and in good running order. The winter months are hard on any model of car and basic safety checks will ensure that the car is best prepared for the worst that winter can throw at it.

Get ready for winter with our free winter safety check that includes:

  • Checking the condition of your tyres, their tread depths and pressures
  • Checking your anti-freeze and coolant levels
  • Checking your wiper blades and screen washer are in good condition
  • Checking your oil level
  • Checking your light bulbs aren’t faulty or broken

Winter Driving tips

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Check your vehicle

Get your vehicle winter-ready at Magowan Tyres. Carry an ice scraper and washer fluid effective to -40oC. Keep your fuel tank at least half full.


Plan ahead, use your judgement

Plan your trip, locate your stops and check the weather.  Use your judgement too – delaying your trip may be the best option. 


Be prepared

Have emergency supplies with you – a charged cell phone (or 12V phone charger cable), non-perishable food, water, flashlight, blanket and warm clothes.


Slow down, stay alert and in control

Many winter collisions occur because drivers are going too fast for road conditions. Slow down and allow extra space between you and other vehicles.

Focus on your driving and put away cell phones and other distractions. Look for reflections on the road – what looks like water may actually be ice.


Share the road and watch for gritters

Avoid crowding into the lane of on-coming traffic – this can result in head-on collisions.

Drive slowly near working gritters and don’t pass them – it’s dangerous. Be patient and give them room. They will pull off once they reach the end of their route.


Obey road closures

Do not drive on closed roads, there is probably a good reason why they are closed plus it’s against the law.

Always obey emergency closure signs and follow the directions of police officers.
Remember – the roads are closed for your safety!

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