The AOL Cars guide to winter driving

Rachel Burgess

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With the winter weather well and truly underway, here at AOL Cars we've been bombarded with driving tips to make the roads a safer place this season.

And with the often-treacherous months of January and February ahead, we've decided to put together a top ten list of the most poignant winter driving tips for your perusal, so that everyone can have safer and more enjoyable car journeys throughout the festive season and beyond.

Do a health check

A general check on the battery, oil, water, de-icer, screenwash and windscreen blades is essential, Check all lights, including fog lights, are working and clean and replace any blown light bulbs.