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Winter Driving Safety Tips To Be Aware Of

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

winter-driving-hazardsThese Winter Driving Tips Can Help to Make Each Trip That You Take As Safe As Possible!

Many of winter’s adverse conditions increase the risk of injury to a driver or damage to a vehicle.

In order to deal with winter conditions, it is a good idea to take additional precautions. Here are a few suggestions that will increase your overall safety this winter.

Make sure that your car has a full reservoir of winter windshield washer fluid. If you run out of windshield washer fluid (carry a spare gallon in the trunk) or if the washer fluid reservoir freezes, your vision through the windshield could be significantly impaired.

Change your vehicle’s windshield wiper blades. In cold weather, wiper blades need to deal with the additional weight and resistance of ice and snow on the windshield.

Make sure that all of your car maintenance is up to date. Along with the wiper fluid, make sure that the oil, brake, and coolant maintenance is current.

safe-driving-in-winterWhen planning for a trip, plan your route. Let someone know when you plan to leave and arrive so that if you have trouble and don’t reach your destination on time, your route can be checked.

Check the weather forecast and plan for all possible weather conditions.

Avoid driving in bad weather when it is possible.

Make sure you have a good ice scraper in the vehicle and maybe another one in the trunk. Scraping ice from a windshield with a credit card is not fun and usually not effective.

Repair windshield chips or cracks as soon as they are noticed. In cold weather, a windshield chip or crack can spread and weaken the windshield or impair your ability to see the road.