Winter Driving Safety: Preparing Your Car for Winter
Even if you love winter, you probably aren’t crazy about winter driving. Roads can be slippery with snow and ice, plus you have to deal with low visibility and erratic drivers. To get through these hazardous conditions, focus on preparing your car for winter and brushing up on winter driving safety. If you do experience a car accident, let Cascade Collision take care of the repairs.
Get Your Car Ready for the Season
The first thing you want to do is to make sure your vehicle is ready. To help with preparing your car for winter, it is a good idea to take it in for a checkup before the season really kicks in. If you want to do it yourself, make sure:
You also want to make sure your battery is in good condition and will last the season.
One of the most important steps in preparing your car for winter is to make sure your tires are in good shape. This is very important. Make sure the tread is still intact and not too worn. If winter conditions are particularly harsh in your neck of the woods, you might want to opt for snow tires.
- Your fluids are all topped off and relatively fresh
- Your belts are all tight and in good shape
- Your lights are working and properly aligned
- Your wipers work well
Get Your Car Ready Each Day
Once your vehicle is ready for the season, you still want to make sure it is ready each day before you leave. It is a good idea to do a little walkthrough to check the tires and windows. Make sure you clear snow and frost completely off your car. Snow left on your car will blow when you drive, either in your field of vision or that of drivers around you.
Prepare Yourself for Winter Driving
You also want to get yourself ready for winter driving safety. You can plan your routes in advance and check the weather before you leave. Give yourself extra time if driving conditions are less than ideal. Most importantly, remember to slow down, stay calm, and make sure safety is your top driving priority.
Contact us for a free quote or to ask any questions you might have. Drive safely this winter.