Winter is nigh, but it hasn’t yet hit full pelt. And, before it does so, you should be doing all you can to protect yourself from it. Particularly, as a driver, this means protecting yourself on the roads; to find the best cars out today that will help you do just that, as well as some car-maintaining advice, make sure to read on.

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Suzuki Swift

If you are not planning anything too adventurous this winter, i.e. going off road or travelling down unbeaten tracks, then the Suzuki Swift is the car for you. Yes, this car might not help you to successfully circumvent off-road terrains, but it will keep you rooted firmly to the roads, that’s for sure.

It is able to do just that because of the ALLGRIP system that comes already built into it. Simply, this system will, as its name suggests, grip to the roads no matter what state the winter weather leaves them in, which even includes ice. And, to add to this gripping system sensation, the Swift’s tyres come lined in trimming known as SZ5, and this only helps to enhance the car’s road-gripping abilities.

Volvo V60 Cross Country

If you are in fact going to be more likely to veer off road this wintertime, then you’re going to need a car that will allow you to do so safely. And, as its name suggests, the Volvo V60 Cross Country is car that can allow just that.

Quite simply, this is car that can make off-road terrains feel like the easiest and smoothest of roads, even when they are absolutely covered in snow. This is in part, mainly, to the fact that the car is lifted 65mm off the ground, meaning it has the ability to cut through snow and other treacherous terrains with absolute ease. So, if you know you’ll be challenged by copious amounts of snow, steep terrains or tracks with rocks in abundance, then make sure to take the V60 Cross Country into consideration when you begin to consider getting yourself a new car.

Fiat Panda 4×4

Yes, it might not be the biggest. And yes, it might not look to be the most winter-ready car available on the market today. But, the Fiat Panda 4×4 is packed full of winter readiness!

One of the main reasons why the Panda is winter ready is because it is as mobile as any other car you will come across, and mobility is always a good thing in the winter. You see, when a car is mobile in the winter it means it has the ability to successfully circumvent all of the dangers that it faces on the roads, such as fallen trees or broken down cars.

Of course, getting yourself any one of the cars above or any other car out on the market today that is packed full of winter readiness is not going to mean you are going to be kept completely safe on the roads this winter. No, quite simply, the car cannot do this alone — you have to help it. You have to help your car by ensuring it is maintained and looked after at all times. This means calling out a professional windscreen repair company to repair even the smallest of cracks in your windscreen before they have the potential to worsen and worsen your vision whilst driving as a result. This means ensuring your tyres are at the level they need to be to get you through the exact drive you are going on — this means taking the distance you will be driving and the terrain you will be driving on into account. And this means ensuring your battery is charged and ready to get your car started at all times in order to ensure that you do not get stuck somewhere and thus become subjected to the cold winter weather. Simply, it is not good getting yourself a car that is winter ready if you are not going to help it remain winter ready! And, finally, this means checking on your own driving, too. This means making your winter driving as safe and as easy as it can be by doing things like slowing down when needs be and allowing yourself more time to get from A to B.

When you take all of the advice above into account and you get yourself any one of the winter-ready cars, you properly maintain it and you switch your driving style when needs be, you can be sure that you are doing everything in your power to protect yourself, those that travel with you and your fellow road users this winter.