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Zone 1

Up to £3,999

Here you can find a wide selection of I&K part-exchanged cars to suit a first-time buyer, those looking for a second car - or just for a great value purchase. Every car is RAC approved and comes with up to 24 Months RAC Warranty. Be quick, they don’t hang around long!

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Zone 2

£4,000 - £5,999

In this zone we have a huge selection of I&K part-exchanged cars from a large variety of marques and sizes to suit all - from families, sport lovers, dog-owners and those needing a reliable second car. Every car is RAC approved and comes with up to 24 Months RAC Warranty.

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Zone 3

£6,000 - £7,999

This zone is a mix of I&K part exchanged car plus a wide selection of nearly-new smaller cars - there is sure to be a vehicle here to match your needs and your budget.

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Zone 4

£8,000 - £9,999

In this zone we have a wide range of nearly-new and quality pre-owned car as well as a a selection of part exchanges. Many of these were originally supplied by I&K to one of our regular customers - and now they have come back to use to find a new owner!

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Zone 5

£10,000+

Zone 5 has a large variety of nearly new, pre-registered and low mileage quality pre-owned cars with low mileage. There are many options to suit a city, or country, lifestyle.

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Zone 6

Executive

Here you'll find the finest selection of 4x4’s, Sports Models and Executive Cars in the North East of Scotland. Ranging from Fiesta ST’s through to Range Rovers - you'll not find a better selection all on one site anywhere.

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Zone 7

Automatic

In this zone we have Grampian’s largest selection of automatics to choose from, ranging from small cars through to 4x4’s and seven-seater options. We also have 100’s more available through our close links with Motability,and can help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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How to drive in winter conditions

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February may be coming to an end, but the weather is set to get even colder.

Further cold weather is on its way to the north-east, bringing with it an enhanced risk of fog, snow, ice and frost.

With the bad weather looming, it’s important to know how to manage your car in extreme conditions. Severe winter conditions can cause utter chaos and make roads incredibly dangerous.

Here are some tips and tricks to stay safe if the weather turns.

Driving on Rural Roads

Before braving the snow, it is important to ask yourself if the journey is truly necessary. Only drive when it is essential! If this is the case, make sure to plan your journey and keep an eye on the weather to being caught out.

Gritter lorries usually treat roads with grit. However, minor routes and rural areas may not be gritted, so be cautious if you intend to go off the main road.

The cold weather can also influence the roads themselves, with some surfaces becoming broken and fractured.

Preparing your car for the cold

The cold weather can escalate any underlying issues that might be affecting your vehicle, so it’s vital that before setting off that your car is fully functional.

The RAC recommends using the acronym FORCES when carrying out evaluations of your car. This stands for:

· Fuel

· Oil

· Rubber

· Coolant

· Electrics

· Screenwash.

Make sure your car is well-stocked for the cold weather. Essential items such as a de-icer and an ice scraper can go a long way. Even items such as shovels can be beneficial, especially on rural roads where drifts of snow may accumulate.

If you’re venturing on longer journeys, make sure to pack items of warm clothing. It may seem paranoid, but you’ll be grateful for that cosy jumper if you get stranded at the side of a snowy road.

Driving in snow and ice

If you need to drive in the snow, make sure you clear all the snow and ice from your window. Failing to do so could result in a fine as you could be endangering other drivers.

Drive carefully and maintain a suitable stopping distance, these will need to be larger than in dry, warm conditions. Should you begin to skid, steer into it and don’t use the brakes heavily.

When accelerating, be gentle, use low revs and make sure that all your driving controls are operated smoothly and slowly.

Also, ensure that you are seen by using dipped headlights and if visibility is reduced to less than 100m, then use your fog lights.

On ice, tyre grip is greatly reduced, so braking will take longer, make sure to leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front.

If you get stranded in the snow!

As previously stated, be sure to pack an emergency kit that includes de-icer and an ice scraper, a torch, warm clothing and boots, a first aid kit, jump leads and a shovel. Consider also taking warm drinks and food in case you get stuck for a long period of time.

If you can, use a snow shovel to dig the snow from under your tyres and clear the exhaust pipe of snow. Try and keep your wheels straight and avoid any wheel spin if possible. You can also try to use de-icing salt under your wheels.

If you can’t get your car to move, make sure to call a breakdown service, then stay in your car and stay warm until help arrives.


Get your car ready for winter conditions with I&K Motors.