March has served up a reminder of the unsettled weather the British springtime can bring, as the snowy scenes of last year's 'Beast from the East' have been echoed in wet and windy weather with temperatures much colder than during the February heat wave.
It's a familiar pattern not only in spring but throughout the British summer - a period of Mediterranean weather giving way in a matter of hours to stormy surroundings - and it makes a used 4x4 a great investment to tackle sudden changes in road conditions.
With their rugged, squat shape, adaptable suspension and firm tyre grip, used 4x4s can turn even the wettest and windiest drive into a much more serene experience like sailing across a calm lake.
What lies ahead?
The forecast for the end of March is not great for the north-west, as the Met Office predicts "unsettled conditions will become increasingly confined to the far north and north-west towards the end of the month".
Everything from wind and rain to snow over high ground is in the forecast, followed by an uncertain and unsettled outlook for the first half of April as well.
If you're a regular driver and already exhausted after battling the elements and challenging road conditions throughout the winter, it could be some time before those hot, sunny days we saw in February return to the north of England.
Wet weather? No bother!
There's no need to fear wet weather or windy driving conditions thanks to cartime's used 4x4 showroom in Bury.
We opened on the former Farnell Land Rover site next to the main cartime forecourt at the end of 2018 and have sent plenty of happy customers out more safely onto the roads during the winter months.
Now with an unsettled spring outlook ahead, we'll be on hand to supply even more great quality used 4x4s for the coming months, come rain, hail, snow or shine.
Just head over to cartime Bury on Bell Lane and look for the new 4x4 showroom - it's right next door to the main cartime used car showroom, and you can spot it easily thanks to all the shiny used Land Rovers and used Range Rovers parked out front!
Test drive a used 4x4 in Bury
If you'd like to get behind the wheel of a used 4x4 in Bury and find out how it feels to drive around the town and nearby areas in a used Range Rover or Land Rover, just ask.
We recommend booking your test drive in advance so we can make sure the vehicle is ready for you when you arrive - and first you'll need to know which of our range of great quality used 4x4s you want to take for a spin.
To decide, just take a look through our latest listings online and choose one to take for a test drive.
Fill in the online form to book a test drive or give us a call on 0161 825 0427 and we'll book you in for a pre-agreed time slot, so you can experience one of these great vehicles for yourself this spring.