COVID-19 update: The second lockdown doesn't affect our ability to fulfil your order and we are operating business as usual.

Top Promotional Driving Accessories for Winter

As the weather continues to get colder, many drivers start to prepare their cars for the winter and businesses start to give away more and more promotional products for winter. This includes a number of different factors, including checking the tyre treads and ensuring your car is stocked up on de-icer and other necessary items. 

Being Prepared For The Roads In Winter With The Right Accessories

Breakdowns are much more common at this time of the year, so it's important to make sure you are prepared for the possible eventuality. So, what do you need to make sure you are safe when driving this winter? First of all, remember that there is much more demand put on your car at this time of year. Whether it be the increased use of lights, wipers and heating or the increased amount of traffic due to people being less inclined to walk. With this in mind, you should think about keeping spare bulbs in your boot. You should also make sure you are registered with a reputable breakdown company or have a plan should the worst happen. This is particularly true should you be driving an older car. 

Visibility is also often reduced when it comes to winter. The nights become darker, as do the mornings so visibility is much lower. You should ensure that you have all the items necessary to try and increase visibility. For example, ice scrapers and de-icer. You should not drive when your car has ice or snow on the windscreen under any circumstances. Not only is it against the law, but it's also bad for your car and decreases your visibility. It is much safer to have promotional ice scrapers in your car. 

Curved Ice Scrapers

Credit Card Ice Scrapers

You should also make sure your tyre tread is good enough for winter driving. Experts recommend a tyre tread of at least 3mm when driving in the winter, and certainly no less than 2mm. Some people change to snow or winter tyres, however in the UK, these are rarely required and can in some cases damage the road. All that you require is a tyre tread measure to make sure your tyres are up to scratch. 

You should also ensure you have a winter survival pack in your car. This should include everything you need in case you break down, such as a torch and change in case you need to use a phone box. You may also want to consider leaving a blanket in your car in case you are stranded in the cold. 

My Kit Car

My Kit Car
My Kit Car

From £2.05

Driving in the winter can be very difficult, particularly if you aren't very experienced. It is even more difficult in snowy conditions and often not advised. What are your winter driving tips? Let us know on our Facebook page. 

If you're looking at helping your customer's prepare for the winter months then take a look at our winter promotional giveaways section on our website - we're sure you'll find what you're looking for!

Written by

Total Merchandise | Editoral Team

Our editorial team is drawn from a pool of experienced promotional merchandise product team members, account managers, marketers and other contributors. With such a wide range of skills and experience, they write about many aspects of promotional merchandise, wider marketing and business matters, as well as company news updates.

Connect with Total Merchandise on LinkedIn Connect with Total Merchandise on LinkedIn

Total Merchandise
Unusual Corporate Gifts & Promotional Merchandise

Unusual Corporate Gifts & Promotional Merchandise

Have you received a promotional product at some point in your life? For most of us, the answer to this question is yes. So, how do you make sure your promotional product stands...

The Best Promotional Merchandise for Schools

The Best Promotional Merchandise for Schools

Branded items for schools come in many shapes and sizes, and are never more useful than at school events. From summer fêtes to end-of-term concerts, charity raffles to Chr...

Our 10 Best-Selling Promotional Pens To Inspire Your Next Campaign

Our 10 Best-Selling Promotional Pens To Inspire Your Next Campaign

It may well be mightier than the sword - well, according to some, at least - but one thing's for sure: a promotional pen is a highly-effective tool to help market your...

The TM Edit: Our Hottest Cyber Monday Offers

The TM Edit: Our Hottest Cyber Monday Offers

With the build-up to the big event that is Black Friday it can be easy to forget about Cyber Monday, but not here at Total Merchandise, we've got the hottest Cyber Monday of...

TM Edit: Best Promotional Merchandise Offers For Black Friday 2020

TM Edit: Best Promotional Merchandise Offers For Black Friday 2020

Black Friday is fast-approaching - and with the annual shopping extravaganza comes a slew of amazing offers, discounts and bargains to make the most of. Of course, for...

There's Still Time: Christmas Gifts Ready To Order Today

There's Still Time: Christmas Gifts Ready To Order Today

The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun at Total Merchandise HQ. Not only are we ticking down to December 25th but we've also sourced the latest and greates...