Driving can be dangerous at all times, but during the winter months the hazards and pitfalls are multiplied, especially in snowy or icy conditions. The prospect of driving in the snow can be terrifying to the inexperienced driver and without prior preparation you could find yourself in a spot of bother. You don’t want to end up stuck in the freezing cold, so you need to make sure that your car is well maintained and ready to face the harsh winter weather. Many people won’t think about what their car needs before they make a journey. However, at this time of year we all need to make sure that we’ve checked certain things before we embark. These are often simple checks like, do you have enough fuel? Do you have de-icer in the car? Do your tyres have at least 3mm of tread on them? These may be simple checks, but they could save you a lot of hassle. As much as we can prepare, you also need to be aware of the best ways to drive on slippery roads. Obviously, driving slowly is vital but you should also be very wary of braking too suddenly and the gears that you’re using. This infographic will hopefully give you more confidence for driving in winter conditions.