Different cars will be able to deal with the adverse winter weather in different ways. Whilst some may be great at breezing through floods and will grip the road no matter how icy it gets, others will struggle to get through even the lightest smattering of water and will lose control without warning the moment the temperatures plummet too low.
There are some surprises on the list of the best winter cars too, with the Mini Cooper being surprisingly adept at dealing with ice and snow. However, it will come as no surprise that the likes of Volvo and a flurry of 4x4s then dominate the list.
Should your car not be up to the task of getting you where you need to be in the colder weather, it may well be worth getting a used car valuation and selling it on before the worst of the winter weather sets in. Whilst your own experiences driving in colder weather may help you understand whether or not your car can cope with adverse weather, it is also worth reading up on the performance of your own make and model in colder weather to see whether or not you might simply have been lucky so far.
In turn, when looking for your next car, it is likely to be worth viewing lists of the top ten vehicles for winter driving. Of course, the best new or used car won’t simply be the one that deals best with winter weather, but overall fuel consumption and performance will also need to factor into your final choice. However, safety in winter is a very important thing to get right and something many people overlook when buying a new car.
Of course, before you buy any car to help you get through the winter months, be sure to carry out a car valuation by registration to ensure that, whilst it might keep you safe and remove a great deal of hassle for you, the car you are looking to buy hasn’t been overpriced.