Most drivers in Britain will be ignoring advice from motoring organisations to make sure their vehicles are ready for the winter season, it has been claimed.
Research from car supermarket company Motorpoint found that 75 per cent of people will not be making precautions before they take to the road over the period.
This has surprised the firm, according to operations director Paul Winfield, who has advised drivers to listen to any tips that may come their way.
"We would always recommend our customers to listen to their motoring organisation’s advice on winter motoring and also to take advantage of the low cost winter preparation checks most garages now offer," said the official.
The company added that the Met Office is predicting a cold winter this year, which may have already been the cause of problems in Cornwall.
According to the Cornishman, motorists in Cornwall have been warned to be careful on the road in the event of severe conditions.