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National Windscreens issues top motoring tips for freezing conditions

15 February 2016

With freezing conditions set to be with us for the next few days, and the coldest day of the year forecast for tomorrow, National Windscreens has issued expert advice to help motorists keep their windscreens in top condition.

Winter weather causes hazards that can result in a number of increased costs for motorists. Freezing conditions, for example, can often result in damage to the roads and an increase in potholes and loose stones which are likely to cause windscreen chips. In sub-zero temperatures, these chips can cause costly cracks.

In an effort to help motorists reduce unnecessary repairs and replacements during the current cold snap, National Windscreens has created a handy guide to provide all motorists with a quick reminder on winter driving ‘dos and don’ts’.

National Windscreens Managing Director, Pete Marsden, says: “Very cold weather inevitably leads to more disruption for motorists and drivers might not always be focusing on the best ways to look after windscreens when they’re in a hurry. However, a bit of prior preparation can make all the difference and even save motorists money, which is why we’ve produced this quick check list.”

Operating the UK’s largest fitting centre network in its field, National Windscreens has extensive experience in getting vehicles back on the road in record time during the winter season, benefiting private motorists, insurance providers and fleet operators with its industry leading ‘time to serve statistics’ and extremely competitive prices.

Pete continues: “To help prevent windscreen breakages during the winter season, National Windscreens always recommends that motorists regularly check for small chips or damage to the glass as it is far cheaper, and sometimes even free, to repair a chip than it is to replace a windscreen.

“And, if in doubt, National Windscreens offers a free windscreen check service designed to highlight potential MOT failures at all of our 108 fitting centres, as well as winter vehicle checks for our fleet customers,” he added.

For full details on National Windscreens top winter driving tips, please download the Winter Driving Guide here.