The nights will be drawing in even closer once we turn the clocks back tonight and fewer daylight hours can make driving more hazardous.
Making sure your tyres are safe and legal is one way or reducing your chances of being involved in an accident this autumn.
Tyres should have legal minimum of 1.6mm tread to offer drivers the most effective grip in wet and slippery conditions.
And tyres should also be properly inflated to the recommended level – refer to the manufacturers handbook for your car – to cope with hazardous conditions.
Janet Connor, managing director at specialist insurer RIAS, says: “The darker conditions can make it difficult to judge both speed and distance, so by adjusting to the season and performing regular checks, motorists can avoid both accidents and financial headaches.”
Other car maintenance jobs on your checklist should include checking brake fluid, oil levels, coolant and screen wash.
Alex, National Call Centre