Bringing some festive cheer


The Christmas break is nearly here and no doubt many of you are busy planning how you’ll be spending the festive period. Whether you’re travelling around the country to visit friends and family, or heading to the airport for some welcome winter sun there are a few key things you need to remember.First and foremost, while Christmas is a time for celebrations remember that drinking and driving don’t mix.

More than 10 percent of drivers caught for drink driving are just a fraction over the limit, highlighting the uncertainty about how much you can legally drink before getting behind the wheel. In our eyes, it’s best to avoid the risk which is why we’ll be supporting the campaign launched this week by leading motoring magazine Auto Express and the IAM who are saying “No drink, no doubt.” The campaign calls on motorists not to drink any alcohol if they are thinking of driving – sound advice in our opinion.

Of course, Christmas isn’t just about celebrating over a glass or two, and many of us will be looking forward to visiting loved ones around the country.

If you are planning on taking to the roads, it’s advisable to make a number of checks on your car before heading off. It’s essential that your tyres have enough tread to cope with any wet weather you may encounter, so either pop into your nearest Point S outlet or take the 20p test yourself. You should also remember to check your tyre pressures, making any necessary adjustments for any extra loads being carried.

Of course, if you want to ensure you don’t get stranded while on your travels, you may want to consider fitting winter tyres which help to keep you mobile in the extreme snow and ice, but also enhance your safety on the road throughout the winter when the roads are just damp or cold.

You should also make sure that you car’s lights are working properly, your windscreen washer bottle is filled properly and your car’s coolant system has the right level of antifreeze.

Before setting off, it’s wise to check traffic and weather reports and if necessary, pack extra items into the car such as a blanket, torch, shovel and flask.

But what-ever you’re doing this Christmas, we hope you have a fantastic time and we look forward to providing you with the very best levels of service into 2015.

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