Reading an article recently it was talking about how many women name their cars. Apparently far more women then men do !
Well speaking personally, I can relate to this. In my youth, gosh that must have been last year LOL ! I too used to name my cars, Eddie thought it madness, but the kids (children) didn‘t seem to mind. Humour mum they probably thought … it‘s ok !
My cars have been named, Miranda, Harriet, Milly, Tilly …… to name a few. Notice there are none with a male name. I suddenly realised my present car doesn‘t have a name SHOCK ! Does this mean I‘m finally growing up !!!!!!!
I’ve never been too attached to cars, as long as they’ve got me from A to B, usually with kids in the back as I’ve done my chauffeuring, I’ve been happy.
I have to own up, I don’t know the first thing about cars - but do get them serviced and looked at regularly. Eddie is my first port of call if anything goes astray, and if he can‘t fix it - or isn‘t sure, then it‘s to our favourite and reliable garage. We‘ve used the same garage for a good many years now and many recommendations about them have been made to family and friends.
So enough of it’s “ a woman’s thing maybe”
Here are five simple tips to keep your car on the road this winter:
1) Charge the battery. Dead car batteries are common in winter - and most fail on a Monday morning, after being left standing over the weekend.
2) De-ice your car. If you are caught driving with an unclear windscreen or car you could be fined £1000-00.
3) Check the anti-freeze. Check the water tank under the bonnet once a week or before long journeys.
4) Check your tyres. It’s important to check tyres regularly, as they determine your car’s grip on the road.
5) Be well prepared. According to Auto-Trader there are ten essential items you shouldn’t leave home without this winter:
Scraper and de-icer
First Aid Kit
Reflective Clothing - jackets, armbands, sticker.
Food and Warm flask of water
Mobile phone with breakdown firm contact details
Tow Rope and Shovel
I copied these tips from my local county magazine, and I think they originally got them from Auto Trader, but the main thing is keep safe.