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
- 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.
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