Motorists should check their tyres and batteries as Britain braces itself for a major cold snap with freezing temperatures forecast for the weekend.
Icy roads and bitterly cold mornings could lead to accidents and drivers being stranded when their vehicles refuse to start.
Tyres which are bald or not properly inflated are less effective in hazardous road conditions and should be replaced or filled with the correct amount of air as a matter of urgency.
Etyres operates a mobile fitting service, so motorists can order their tyres or batteries and sit back and relax while they are fitted at a location of their choice – at home or work.
And because its overheads are low, etyres passes the savings on to customers in the form of cheaper prices – up to 40% lower than the leading high street tyre depots.
Following the wettest November on record, widespread frosts and isolated wintry showers are set to the hit the country.
Stephen Davenport, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, the weather arm of the Press Association, said it would be “noticeably colder”.
“It’s certainly going to be far more wintry than it has been,” he said. “It will be fairly noticeably colder this weekend. It will be mostly dry with a few showers in East Anglia and the south east.
“There may be reports of snow showers on high ground in the north of England but they will not be sustained.”
Temperatures are likely to drop below freezing in the north of England and to about 2C (35F) over the weekend.
Denna Bowman, Head Office