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Top tips to keep your car covered this winter

We’re all looking forward to getting back to some level of normality over the festive period. However, it’s understandable if you’re still experiencing a few winter worries; and slipping and falling on ice this Christmas may not be your only concern.

    Whether you’re driving to work or meeting loved ones this snowy season, it’s important to be well prepared for the journey.

    Avoid any incidents this year with help from these top tips:

    Firstly, ensuring your car is equipped with the right insurance is essential for driving in frosty weather. Collision insurance and Comprehensive insurance are your best bet when it comes to covering your car.

    Winter tyres

    Aside from a potential discount from some insurance providers (check with your provider), what benefit can winter tyres have? Firstly, winter tyres can offer a better grip for the car when driving, turning, and breaking. This can significantly increase the safety and comfortability of driving in cold weather.

    Falling tree branches

    Mother Nature can be very unpredictable, so it’s important to make sure your car is fully covered this winter, as even the most unpredictable accidents could happen. Falling tree branches are more common than you may think and, although you have no control over whether a tree branch will fall on your car, choosing a comprehensive insurance will ensure you’re covered from these sorts of accidents. Additionally, choose a safe place to park, such as a garage or an area clear of tall trees.


    Potholes can be a pain for drivers, no matter which month it is. However, during the winter months, potholes can be disguised with snow and will be difficult to spot until you’ve driven over them. Large potholes can cause severe problems with your car, such as suspension damage, tyre damage, or even your steering system.

    You can claim through your own insurance for damage to your wheels resulting from potholes. However, another thing to remember when driving in winter is to slow down. Driving at speed in icy and cold conditions can cause incidents that may have been avoidable.

    Find out more about how we can help keep your car covered on our website.

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