Before you drive up the mountain, ensure that your fuel tank is topped up as you may experience lengthy delays in bad weather when you need to keep your motor running.

If you drive a diesel powered vehicle, fill your fuel tank with alpine diesel mix from a service station close to the snowfields or fuel additive to avoid ‘waxing’ of fuel.

All diesel fuels contain wax, and if the cold causes enough wax to solidify in the fuel lines, filters and strainers,  the blockage may make it difficult or impossible to start and operate.

Dual fuel vehicles (LPG/petrol) should switch to petrol before entering alpine areas.

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