It seems a little surprising that the right bank account could help you get through winter. But it’s true, a bank account can really help you get through the long, cold months, with some offering benefits like emergency support if your pipes burst or road assistance if you breakdown.
During winter, you need to take extra measures to protect your home. But also to protect yourself when you’re driving around in wintry conditions. After all, the season does bring its own hazards, such as slippery roads and a low, blinding winter sun.
Your bank account can cover you in case something goes wrong at home – and out on the road. But to prevent an emergency happening in the first place, there’s plenty you can do too.
You can help prevent burst pipes in case there’s a cold snap by making sure they’re properly lagged – and remember to lag your storage tank if it’s in a chilly part of the house. Get your boiler checked and your gutters cleaned – and stock up on long-life food essentials including tinned food, just in case there’s a power cut or you can’t get to the shops.
You can also have an emergency kit to hand that includes a torch, spare batteries, candles, matches and a first aid kit.
On the road
Use a screenwash additive all year round to prevent frozen screen washers – and always check your wipers aren't frozen to your windscreen before setting off on any journeys. Keep your antifreeze topped up – and in case you do break down, keep a list of emergency numbers handy, and an emergency kit that includes essentials like blankets, warm clothing, waterproofs, snacks, water and any medication you might need.
Get covered with the right bank account
Despite your best efforts, you may find yourself facing an emergency – which is why getting proper cover is so important. And here’s where your bank account can come in.
There are plenty of bank accounts to choose from, with packaged accounts offering additional benefits from reputable third party providers specifically designed to give you real peace of mind when you need it most, for a monthly fee. It can include such things as car breakdown cover, home emergency cover and travel insurance.
So while it’s still cold, don’t get caught out by an emergency – follow these steps and give yourself real peace of mind, whatever the weather.