During the winter months, there is a much greater likely hood of breaking down. Firstly, you tend to put much more drain on the battery, particularly when defrosting the car on frosty mornings or using thee light s without the engine running. There’s also the bad weather to contend with. Whether it’s flooding, high winds or heavy snow, there’s a real risk of getting stranded in your car.
It’s worth considering that if you are stranded due to bad weather, then a recovery vehicle may not be able to reach you immediately due to those weather conditions. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to pack a basic survival kit in your boot, just in case. Extra clothes, blankets and even a little food and water could be a life saver. Always make sure your mobile phone is charged before a journey and that you have the number of your breakdown service.