Winter is coming, the climatic conditions are more difficult but your trips are just as numerous. Risk of ice, snow, rain… You must increase your vigilance.
As the saying goes “prevention is better than cure”. This is why we gives you its advice to face winter with complete peace of mind.
Auto prevention – Equipping your vehicle with snow tires
Did you know that the tire is less efficient as soon as the temperature drops below 7°C? Thus, it is recommended to equip your car with snow tires from November to March. Indeed, the treads of winter tires are more numerous and deep, they improve grip.
Your snow tires must always be in very good condition because if they are worn, they will not be effective on snowy or icy ground.
That’s not all, tire pressure drops when the temperature drops. Pressure control is an essential element of safety and longevity. It is recommended to add 0.2 bar (cold) to the current operating pressure.
Finally, in winter, it is important to reduce your usual speed. Sudden braking and acceleration are to be avoided. The snow tire reduces braking distances compared to a summer tire at very low temperatures.
Equipping your car with snow tires can avoid having to fit chains in most cases.
Auto prevention – Using snow chains
The purpose of the chains is to improve the grip of a vehicle on a snow-covered road. Wearing them is compulsory in the presence of the B26 panel, unless it specifies that the road is also open to vehicles fitted with snow tyres .
- B26 panel
- B26 panel
Our special advices
This advice below will prevent you from some car damages during winters
- Never drive faster than 50 km/h with tires fitted with chains.
- Remove the chains as soon as there is no more snow on the road.
Auto prevention – Survival kits
In winter, weather conditions make travel more complicated. we recommends its survival kit to have in your car :
- A scraper to remove frost or snow from the glass parts
- Snow tires
- Snow chains for very snowy areas
- Antifreeze for windshield washer fluid and cooling system
- A warning triangle
- A safety vests
- Jumper cables
- A flashlight.
By following our advices vividly, you will be able to prevent your self and your car from any unwanted damages during winter.
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