‘Tis the season to be jolly but ‘Tis also the season to be wary. We are having an unusual bitter cold British winter and what that brings is icy wet treacherous roads, frozen steamed up windscreens, cold hands and bums (if you have leather seats!) and cars deciding it’s just too cold for them to start. Fortunately at Hippo we have a new range of reduced cars in stock for a limited time, to help you get home safe for Christmas, as well as some top tips to staying safe whilst driving.
Roadside assistance is always advised, especially at this time of year. The last thing you want is to break down in the snow or rain, and have to pay huge amounts for a recovery call out over this period. Fortunately nearly all of our car leasing offers come with Breakdown cover included, so you can be safe in the knowledge that if something goes wrong, we’ve got you covered.
1 – Check your tyres.
Check your tyres. With daytime rainfall, followed by zero temperature nights, the roads, in the morning especially, can be extremely slippery. It’s advised to ensure that you have enough tread on your tyres or have snow tyres fitted, as well as driving extremely vigilantly of course. We would recommend a car like the Kia Sportage that’s available for just £223.79 a month right now as it comes with ESP and traction control as standard. ESP is a computerized technology that improves a car’s stability by detecting and reducing loss of traction (skidding). What’s more it also has EBD as standard too