What to have in the car
During the winter months, it pays to carry a few extra things in the car. Why is it a good idea to have a sandbag, a shovel, a spare sweatshirt and blanket, or even a dry candy bar in the car? Why, more than ever, you should keep an eye on your fuel tank and not let it drop to the reserve? Read our expert’s tips.
Charging isn’t a problem even in cold weather.
When you come home in the evening and leave your car outside in the winter, there are a few more tips that come in handy. These will make it easier to deal with an iced-up car in the morning. You’ll learn what to do with the wipers, why you should cover the windscreen, how to park cleverly in winter and why not to turn your car into a tank. By the way, did you know that you can get fined in many countries for having dirty windows? And do you know how they test cars’ frost resistance at ŠKODA?
Even if you don’t have heated seats or a heated steering wheel, always take off your jacket before driving. For one thing it’s safer, but in terms of long-term thermal comfort you’ll also appreciate it, even though you may be cold for the first few kilometres. How do you find out if the road is icy and how to brake properly in winter? There’s more on this in the next part of our series on winter driving.
The safest way to transport skis, snowboards and winter sports equipment in general is in a roof box.