gathering winter fuel

  • de-ice the windows before you start the engine
  • drive the car as soon as you start the engine
  • keep the car warmer in the garage
  • it takes two miles for an engine to warm up, so walk short distances
  • wear warm clothes
 
 
  • don't keep wet clothes in the car - they cause misty windows
 
  • dry out your floor mats
  • clean inside and outside your windows to help stop condensation and ice
 
 
  • diesel starts freezing in very low temperatures, which can damage your engine
  • lorries with exposed fuel tanks are most at risk
 
  • keep the tank full to avoid freezing condensation on the inside
  • diesel sold in winter contains chemicals to stop it freezing