Monthly Archives - December 2021

3 Tips to Prepare for Winter Driving in the UK

It’s official, fires are being lit all around the country and scarves and gloves are a firm fixture for the season; winter is upon us. As we ready our homes and ourselves for winter, so must we ready our vehicles.

Preparing your car for the winter ahead can help to avoid breakdowns, ensure you have all you need in case of a breakdown and give you peace of mind that your travels will be as safe as you can make them. Here are three tips to help you prepare for winter motoring.

  • Top up your breakdown kit










With the colder weather comes icy roads, frosted windscreens, fog and snow – not the most ideal driving conditions. Breaking down in your vehicle is never a good thing but during the winter months it can be more hazardous. The start of the wintry season is a good time to check that your cars’ breakdown kit is up to date and topped up with those essentials. The RAC has some great winter advice to help you be prepared including a handy checklist of what items it’s a good idea to keep in your vehicle in case you breakdown:

What to include:

  • Torch
  • Blankets
  • Hi-Vis Jacket
  • First Aid Kit
  • Reflective Warning Triangles
  • Phone Charger
  • Water/ Food
  • Snow shovel
  • Ice scraper and de-icer

2 – Plan your journeys

In the winter time roads can be more hazardous, it’s important to allow extra time for journeys and ensure that where needed you drive in accordance with road conditions. Other drivers will also drive at reduced speeds in heavy rain, fog and snow so be sure to allow for this when planning your trip.

Before setting off on your journey, check you have enough fuel, it’s so easy to overlook and definitely important to avoid running out in dark and freezing conditions.

A vital part of planning your journeys over winter is making sure that your tyres are safe for the trip ahead; weather and temperature can have a big impact on the performance of your tyres. TyreSafe have created a handy list of 7 steps to check your winter tyre safety to help you to reduce the risk of tyre-related incidents when out in wintry conditions.

3 – Make sure you have good quality winter accessories

During the warmer months it’s easy to forget those few extra minutes needed to clear your front and rear windscreens on cold and frosty mornings. Here at HandiWorld we have a great range of top quality KUNGS products to look after your car this winter.

Our KUNGS car ice scraper and brush features an ultra-strong blade that is extremely sharp and made of 100% polycarbonate, easily removing both wet and dry snow efficiently, with absolutely no risk for scratches on the painted surface of the car. Great for your car but also as a gift for any car owner.

For the inside of the car window, you can’t go far wrong with our KUNGS Quick-Wiper windscreen scraper which can quickly dry mirrors, side windows and the inside of the windscreen. Moisture, condensation and water are all easily and quickly removed.

Our Ice Scraper with Glove is waterproof, durable and will keep your hands protected and warm with an extra warm soft inner lining. This scraper comes with a reflective band on the glove which adds safety and ensures visibility in the dark, it has a flexible shaft structure to increase efficiency and as with all the KUNGS products it’s backed by a 3-year warranty.

Nothing beats being prepared ahead of any motoring winter journeys; while we wait and see what next spring and summer may bring, here’s to a safe winter of happy motoring.


Five ways a HandiRack could be just what you need to help with Christmas

Now the clocks have changed and the nights are drawing in, for many thoughts have turned towards Christmas time. After the most unusual Christmas last year, hopefully plans for the festive season will be easier to make this year.

We’ve put together a list of five ways that HandiRack roof bars, could help your home this Christmas. Our best-selling product, the HandiRack often conjures up images of holidays with family in the summer and travels around the UK and Europe. An item that gets deflated and put away in your car boot or garage until the next spring. Well, not this year we say!

Here’s 5 ways a HandiRack can help you this Christmas!

  • 1 – Family & Friends

If you missed out on festive catch ups with loved ones last year, hopefully this year will be much more family and friends orientated. If you have relatives coming to stay then they may well need lifts or dropping off at train stations or airports. With them will come their luggage; no need to worry if your car isn’t big enough, your HandiRack will make sure the car can fit your loved ones comfortably in and their luggage on top.

  • 2 – Present Drop Offs

Planning to do lots of visiting and present drop offs? Instead of piling the car high and not having enough space to fit yourselves in comfortably, make the most of the space on top of your car. Fill a suitcase or HandiHoldall with presents and keep seat space for those who need it. If you like to do a Christmas Eve round trip fitting in all the nieces, nephews and cousins, quickly inflate your HandiRack to help you be your very own Santa.


3 – Christmas Tree

Pick up the Christmas tree! They almost never fit properly into your car and when they do needles go everywhere. Fit your portable HandiRack in minutes and get yourself down to the garden centre knowing your car can stay needle free! Even better, once it’s time to replant or recycle your tree you’ll still be able to move it safely to its new home.

4 – Household Waste and Christmas Recycling

Post-Christmas tip runs. We all do it, too much cardboard from gifts or an extra bottle or two from parties, household disposal sites are always busy after Christmas and into the New Year. Lots of folks use the festive break (if they have one) to begin spring cleaning and often unused, unwanted items of furniture make their way to the tip. Your HandiRack can help with all of this, pop your broken bench on top or load up an old case with cardboard. See your HandiRack as an extension to your car for every time when you need more space.

  • 5 – The Perfect Present

Give someone a HandiRack as a GIFT. You know how amazing the HandiRack is, you know how many different tasks and jobs you use it for, why not give one to someone who needs that flexibility in their life too!

There are so many more ways our HandiRack roof bars can help this festive season, moving stock for the school Christmas Fairs, coping with those unexpected bulky bargain buys in the January sales or picking up DIY supplies for the holidays, whatever you use yours for, we hope your HandiRack helps you and your family in every way this festive season.