Exclusive: survey reveals drivers ignore winter dangers

more than 30 per cent of motorists say they will do nothing extra in order to prepare their cars for winter, according to an auto express survey.
Despite the adverse effects colder temperatures and wet weather can have on components such as tyres and batteries, 31 per cent of drivers told us they would be doing nothing.
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This was closely followed by 30 per cent of respondents who said they’d be checking their car’s fluids, tyre pressures and tread depth before winter.
One-fifth of car owners told us they’d be fitting winter tyres to their car, while 10 per cent said they’d be putting an emergency kit in the boot, and the final nine per cent would do all of the above in order to get their car prepared fully.
A spokesman for the AA said he wasn’t really surprised by our survey’s findings. “People have quite tight, pressured lives and many of us are guilty of not doing the basic checks,” he explained.
“Half of the breakdowns we go out to are preventable. If you do weekly and fortnightly checks, you should be okay, and save yourself some money, too.”
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