Monday, January 26, 2015

Is Your Vehicle Ready for the Storm.

Here are a few tips that will help ensure you and your car will make it through a storm. A properly maintained car will keep you safe on the road.  

- Make sure you car is up to date with all recommended services.
- Check your wiper blades and consider winter wiper blades.
- Make sure all exterior lights are working.
- Ensure your car’s heater and defroster are working properly. You’re going to want a nice warm
  car on these cold winter days.
- Check the condition of your car’s tires and consider snow tires. Snow tires have a huge
   advantage over regular tires during cold winter driving.
- Make sure the engine has the proper antifreeze protection, if not; the engine may freeze
   in frigid temperatures.
- If your car battery is more than 3 years old, stop by and will check.  A weak battery will
  fail with out warning and may leave you stranded out in the cold.
- Make sure your windshield washer fluid is topped off.  And always carry an extra bottle in
  the trunk.
- Carry a blanket in the car, along with drinking water, a flashlight and snacks.
- Make sure you have your cell phone and a list of emergency contacts.
- Keep a small shovel and sand or kitty litter for traction if you get stuck in snow or ice.
- Slow down during a storm.  Excessive speed causes more accidents than any other reason.
- Ensure friends and family know your whereabouts during a storm.

I hope you found my tips helpful.  Please feel free to leave a comment and forward this article to a friend or family member that may benefit from the information. 

If you have any questions, please call 845-677-3406 and we will be happy to help in anyway we can.   

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