Spring is upon us and that means an end to wintry weather, freezing temperatures and frosty nights and mornings.That said, spring presents another raft of issues for motorists to overcome.
As a result, IAM RoadSmart has offered a series of top tips on how to stay safe and enjoy a more relaxed driving experience now the warmer weather is here.
Lose the weight
The weather’s getting warmer and that means there’s no longer any need to pack those emergency coats, bags, scarves and gloves that take up room in the car. Doing away with this excess weight can be a great fuel saver and be a welcome boost for drivers in spring.
Enhance your vision
With lighter mornings and evenings, now is the perfect time to give the car a proper once over. While clear vision is important all year around, when the low evening sun begins to create glare in the spring, it pays to keep the windscreen completely streak free so as to minimise its distracting impact.
Clean the car’s filters
With warmer weather comes the chance for more pollen in the air, and that can be bad news for sufferers of hay fever. As such, drivers should take the time to spring clean not just the interior of their vehicle, but the car’s filters too.
IAM’s head of driving and riding standards Richard Gladman concluded: “In conjunction with other spring cleaning treat your car, the efforts to wash and polish it will last a bit longer now the winter salt has gone.”
He added that a little spring cleaning can be a perfect Sunday morning pastime at this time of year.
Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “Cleaning out the car and preparing for the warmer months to come should be high on the priority list for all motorists in the weeks ahead.”