The Benefits of Winter Caravan Storage


The Benefits of Winter Caravan Storage

As the leaves start to fall and the nights draw in, caravan owners face the annual question: where to store their cherished vehicle over the winter? While some may opt for home storage, there are numerous benefits to choosing a professional winter caravan storage facility. Let’s explore why this might be the best option for your caravan.

1. Enhanced Security

Professional storage facilities offer enhanced security features that are often lacking at home. With CCTV, gated access, and often round-the-clock surveillance, you can rest assured that your caravan is well-protected against theft or vandalism during the off-season.

2. Protection from the Elements

Winter weather can be harsh on caravans. Professional storage facilities provide a shield against extreme conditions like frost, snow, and storms, reducing the risk of weather-related wear and tear.

3. Saves Space at Home

Caravans take up a significant amount of space. By opting for off-site storage, you can reclaim your driveway or garden for other uses during the winter months, while knowing your caravan is safe and secure.

4. Reduced Maintenance

Storing your caravan in a professional facility can help reduce the maintenance required over the winter. These facilities often offer additional services such as professional valeting and habitation checks, ensuring your caravan remains in top condition.

5. Peace of Mind

Perhaps the most significant benefit is the peace of mind that comes with knowing your caravan is in a safe, secure, and professionally managed environment. This means less worry for you over the winter and a caravan that’s ready to go when the new season begins.

At our facility, we offer competitive rates for winter caravan storage, complete with all the benefits mentioned above. We understand the value of your caravan and are committed to providing the best care for it during the colder months. Contact us today to secure your spot and ensure your caravan is well-protected this winter.

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips – Stay Safe on the Roads

Brought to you by County Specialist Vehicles, Taunton

As the winter season approaches, driving conditions become increasingly challenging. At County Specialist Vehicles in Taunton, we prioritise not only the quality of the vehicles we sell but also the safety and well-being of our customers. Here are some essential winter driving tips to help you navigate the roads safely during the colder months.

1. Ensure Your Vehicle is Winter-Ready

Before the winter sets in, it’s crucial to ensure your vehicle is prepared for the harsh conditions. Check your battery, lights, tyres (including tyre pressure and tread depth), brakes, and windscreen wipers. Consider fitting winter tyres for improved traction and control.

2. Keep a Winter Emergency Kit

In your boot, carry a winter emergency kit that includes items such as a shovel, de-icer, ice scraper, torch, warm clothing, blankets, and some snacks. These can be invaluable if you find yourself stranded or delayed.

3. Plan Your Journey

Plan your route in advance and check the weather forecast. Allow extra time for your journey and, if possible, stick to major roads which are more likely to have been cleared and gritted.

4. Drive According to the Conditions

Adjust your driving to suit the conditions. In wet, icy, or snowy weather, reduce your speed, increase your stopping distance, and avoid harsh braking or sharp steering movements.

5. Use Lights and Indicators Clearly

In reduced visibility, always use your headlights and ensure your indicators are clear and functioning so other road users can see your intentions.

6. Be Prepared for Sun Glare

Low winter sun can cause significant glare. Keep sunglasses in your vehicle and use your sun visor to help reduce the effect.

7. Regularly Check Traffic Updates

Stay informed about the latest traffic conditions and any road closures or delays. Listening to local radio or using traffic apps can help you stay updated.

At County Specialist Vehicles, we’re committed to helping you stay safe on the roads, especially during the winter months. If you have any concerns about your vehicle’s winter readiness, our team in Taunton is here to assist. Visit us for a winter vehicle check-up and drive with confidence, no matter the weather.

For more information or advice, feel free to contact us or visit our dealership. Stay safe and enjoy your winter travels!

Why Use County Specialist Vehicles – Your Trusted Used Car Dealer in Taunton

Your Trusted Partner for Quality Used Cars in Taunton

Welcome to County Specialist Vehicles, your leading destination for exceptional used cars in Taunton. Nestled in the heart of Somerset, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse range of meticulously selected, pre-loved vehicles that cater to every taste and need. As a reputable used car dealer in Taunton, our commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and value for money stands at the forefront of our operations.

Why Choose Us as Your Used Car Dealer in Taunton?

  • Unmatched Quality and Variety: Our inventory features a wide array of makes and models, from family-friendly estates and economical hatchbacks to luxury saloons and robust SUVs. Each vehicle is handpicked, ensuring it meets our high standards of quality and reliability.
  • Rigorous Vehicle Checks: At County Specialist Vehicles, we understand the importance of trust and transparency. That’s why every car undergoes comprehensive HPI Experian checks, guaranteeing a history free of major insurance issues and outstanding finance.
  • Customer-Centric Approach: Our team in Taunton is dedicated to providing a hassle-free and enjoyable car buying experience. We listen to your needs, offer expert advice, and ensure you drive away with a car that perfectly suits your lifestyle and budget.
  • Flexible Financing Options: We believe owning your dream car should be accessible and straightforward. Our range of financing solutions caters to various budgets, making the purchase process as smooth as possible.
  • After-Sales Support and Warranty: Peace of mind is paramount, which is why our cars come with a comprehensive warranty. Our after-sales team is always on hand to assist with any queries or support you may need.

Whether you’re upgrading your current vehicle, purchasing your first car, or simply exploring your options, County Specialist Vehicles is here to guide you every step of the way. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are committed to helping you find the perfect car that aligns with your driving preferences and budget.

Located conveniently on the main A38 at Walford Cross, between Taunton and Bridgwater, we invite you to visit our showroom and explore our extensive range of used cars. Experience first-hand why we are Taunton’s preferred used car dealer. For more information or to view our current inventory, please visit our website or contact us directly. We look forward to welcoming you to County Specialist Vehicles and helping you embark on your next automotive journey.

First Car ‘TIME’!

Sadly it’s never a good “Time” to buy your first car, plus it can be a very daunting experience, however the GOOD NEWS is that County specialist Vehicles have many years of experience and can help! Our friendly staff will guide you through the process and help make your experience as stress free as possible making sure you can get a great deal on the Pre-loved car that works best for you!

Some of the areas we know will help are getting the best deal on Insurance for new drivers, so many companies seem to offer little or no advice. Our own experiences looking over the years will testify to this, so choosing the right engine and insurance group could lead to you saving a considerable amount without realising that you were being overcharged at all. The insurance industry has changed considerably over the years, now the insurance groups ranging from 1 to 50, add to this letters within each category makes things far more complicated, so the best solution is to know what you can avoid and plan around what works best for your circumstances.

Another thing to add to the cost is the postcode where you keep your car and live, where you park your car, how often and when you drive and so on, these factors can all add to the premium. Sometimes, but certainly not always, adding a ‘black box’ may help new drivers reduce initial costs and not using the car between certain times, all things designed to help younger drivers avoid needing to make a claim in the first place.

Many people who have their first car are helped by family members and their individual experiences are always a good starting point. We firmly believe that our up to date knowledge of the used car market and the countless cars that are available to you, will put you on a sound platform to enable you to make an informed decision on your individual needs.

Many of the very latest modern cars come with a suite of advanced safety and pre-crash systems, these systems help achieve a lower insurance group as clearly the risk of an accident is reduced. However, these will come at a significant price increase over the slightly older cars, you could save £500 on the insurance but it will cost many thousands of pounds more to buy the much newer vehicle, so it is a balancing act. County Specialist Vehicles check that the cars systems are working, that the tyres are all in good shape and we give at least 10 months MOT plus a choice of warranty to suit your needs for up to 36 months. This we hope will give you the peace of mind that you are in the right hands.