Category Archives: Weather

windscreen
29 Jun

Heat wave causes surge in windscreen damage

The recent hot weather has led to a surge in calls to windscreen repair companies for replacement glass services, following glass expanding in the heat. When this is combined with air conditioning and pre-existing chips, it causes windscreens to crack. The difference in temperatures between the heat outside and the cold interior of your car

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winter survival car kit
06 Feb

Winter Car Kit Essentials

Bone-chilling temperatures, freezing arctic winds and up to 12 inches of snow will sweep across the UK this week. With yellow weather warnings in place for Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England, Wales and north-west Midlands, driving conditions could be treacherous. Be prepared for the worst and ensure you carry a winter survival kit in your

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08 Jan

What Not to Leave in your Car During Freezing Weather.

As January’s arctic blast causes UK temperatures to plummet to sub-zero, don’t be tempted to leave the following items in your car overnight (as you make a quick dash into your warm and toasty home!): Electronic Devices with Lithium Batteries. Apple recommends not exposing an iPhone or iPad to temperatures below -4 degrees Celsius; battery

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roof collapse snow
27 Dec

How to Prevent Roof Collapse Caused by Heavy Snow.

Nothing says festive like a tablecloth of snow draped over roofs and tree-tops. Yet, despite its magical and fluffy appearance, snow, in particular its weight, poses a serious hazard to our homes, cars and businesses. But how many of us seriously consider the possibility of roof collapse when we awake to several feet of snow

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winter survival car kit
05 Dec

Winter car checks we can all perform

1. Headlights – don’t be a “One eyed monster” Are they working properly? Do any bulbs need replacing? Are you sure?! It is dark morning and night at this time of year and you might face freezing fog as well, so you need to keep an eye on your fog lights too. Even in the

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weather warning
21 Nov

Weather warning: here are some useful resources

As storm Angus made landfall, the UK’s Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for heavy rainfall and flooding in the South West and a yellow warning for much of the rest of the country. In light of this, here is a reminder of some useful resources and helplines just in case. Flood forecasting and warnings Good sources

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Autumn Sunshine
05 Oct

Autumn sunshine – the risks for motorists

Autumn sunshine is glorious but can be extremely challenging for motorists and the cause of nearly 3,000 road accidents a year* (*Institute of Advanced Motorists figures), particularly in October when the sun is low in the sky and sets earlier in the evening and rises later in the morning. The main problem is glare which can

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12 Jan

Tips for staying safe when driving in heavy rain and floods

Before you drive • Avoid driving during heavy rain and floods if possible • If you must drive, check the weather reports and traffic updates and take care when choosing a route • Check wipers, tyre pressure and headlights are all ok and in good working order • Make sure you fill up with fuel before your journey In

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