Driving in cold weather can be challenging, and it is essential to take extra precautions to ensure your safety on the road. Here are some tips to keep in mind when driving in cold weather:

The change from hot to cold weather can cause problems in the expansion and contracting of certain parts of the mechanics of your vehicle. Also, small animals like to hide or nest in the warm engine bay, so it’s advisable to book your vehicle into CMH Oepl East Rand’s workshop for a service and inspection.

Allow extra time: In cold weather, it may take longer to get your car ready and to reach your destination. Plan accordingly and leave earlier than you normally would.

Warm up your car: Let your car warm up for a few minutes before driving. This can help to warm up the engine, defrost the windows, and improve visibility.

Drive slowly: Cold weather can cause roads to become icy and slippery, so it is important to drive at a slower speed than you normally would. This will give you more time to react to any unexpected hazards.

Increase your following distance: Increase the distance between your car and the car in front of you.

This will give you more time to stop if necessary.

Avoid sudden movements: Avoid sudden movements like hard braking, acceleration, or turning. This can cause your car to lose traction and slide on icy roads.

Use your headlights: Turn on your headlights, even during the day. This will help you to see and be seen by other drivers. Most new Opels come with Daytime running lights. At CMH Opel East Rand, we have a wide range of colours and derivatives of all the latest Peugeot models and some great quality pre-owned Opels as well.

Check your tires: Make sure your tires are properly inflated and have good tread depth. Consider using winter tires, which are designed for better traction in cold weather.

Pack an emergency kit: Prepare an emergency kit that includes items such as a flashlight, extra batteries, blankets, water, food, and a first-aid kit. CMH Opel East Rand’s parts department can sell you a comprehensive emergency or first aid kit.

By following these tips, you can help ensure your safety when driving in cold weather. Remember to always be prepared and take precautions to avoid accidents or getting stranded in cold weather.