Winter is already upon us and there are many things that we can do to prepare for the troubles it can bring. Here are 10 steps to being ready for a harsh winter.
1. Make sure your car’s tyres are safe. The roads are icy and without road worthy tyres, you risk skidding and causing an accident.
2. You also need to make sure your vehicle is topped up with the appropriate fluids. From fuel and oil to de-icer and screen wash, make sure you regularly check everything.
3. Keeping some important extras in the car – like warm clothes, food, drink and water – along with a shovel and blanket could help you to prepare for breakdowns schlüsseldienst in der nähe.
4. Always keep your phone’s battery charged and have enough credit to make a call. That way, if the cold snap leaves you stranded, you can make a call for someone to rescue you.
5. It’s a good idea to get a plumber in to check over your boiler, so that you know it’s not going to breakdown over the winter. Or, if that’s not possible, at least make sure you have the numbers for some local plumbers on standby.
6. You may also want to have the telephone number of a local locksmith on standby in case the locks to your home or car freeze up or break.
7. With temperatures extremely low, it’s a good idea to invest in some thermal underwear or plenty of layers to keep nearby at all times.
8. Keeping a shovel at the house is also a good idea, in case you’re ever snowed in and need to dig your way out.
9. It’s a sensible idea to stock up on tinned foods and other items that will keep for a long time. Then, if the weather prevents you from leaving the house, at least you’ll have plenty of food in.
10. Tell people where you’re going before you set off on any journeys – by car or on foot – and let them know when you arrive at your destination.
If you’re in the North West, you may want the telephone number of a Manchester plumber or Manchester locksmith. Use a local business directory to find the details of tradesmen based nearby.