A car tire expert has revealed a simple swap that could save you £1,000 this winter.
Severe conditions can make driving in the colder months dangerous, especially if your car is not prepared for adverse weather conditions.
The mechanic at Walsall Wood Tire & Service in Walsall recommended fitting a set of winter tires.
Winter tires can make a difference in slippery and icy conditions, and some manufacturers make all-season tires if you don’t want to change them every time cold weather hits.
If you are involved in an accident and your car is damaged with unsuitable tires, repairs could cost thousands of dollars.
He explained: “I want to talk about the importance of changing our tires for the winter and having a tire that is better suited for cold weather driving.”
“There are all-season tires and winter tires. The majority of people tend to use summer tires.”
“There are many countries in Europe where switching to winter tires is mandatory.
“There aren’t that many in this country, but it has great advantages.”
“Cold weather tires are designed for cold roads, not just snow, although you might think so, but more so for cold weather driving.
“We see a huge difference in the ride and handling aspects. It’s just an all-around safer option.”
Other driving tips as winter approaches include an ‘essential’ from B&M priced at just £1.99 and tips on dealing with frozen windscreens.
Tips for fogging up windshields were also given, as well as advice on how to heat up your car in half the time.
And the AA has issued an urgent warning to motorists after being called to rescue many people affected by floods.
Meanwhile, a woman shared shocking footage of what happened to her car while she lived in it for a winter.
And a car insurance expert warned of a scheme that could cost flood victims thousands.
Families were also given advice on how to keep their energy bills to a minimum as they tried to heat their homes this winter.