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Car experts at Design 911 have issued Britons with a list of 10 ways to protect vehicles as Storm Emma approaches and is set to rampage the country.

Ensuring your vehicle is serviced and has undergone maintenance checks is vital to prevent it from failing when you need it most.

Blustery winter conditions can have adverse effects on your car’s battery. In addition to reducing its output, the vital part of the vehicle is under added stress from the heater, lights and blower that Britons will turn on in a desperate attempt to warm up.

Making sure tyres have sufficient pressure and meet the required tread depth standards is vital to ensuring your car is suited to the harsh weather.

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It is recommended to have a minimum of 3millimetres of depth during winter time - the absolute minimum is 1.6millimetres.

Making sure your tread depth is in check will make for better grip on slippery roads.

As temperatures continue to plunge below freezing, it is important to make sure you have the correct dilution of antifreeze.

Engine coolant should be comprised of 50 per cent antifreeze and 50 per cent water.

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