This post educates you on the most important things you can do to prepare your car for driving in cold
Prepare for the weather. In addition, we also give you tips on who to turn to if you need help
need, or how you can make sure you get through icy winter nights with a good feeling
come. Because: when winter comes, cold weather also comes. And if you are out and about in the cold weather
it is important that your car is equipped to handle it.
So here are some tips on how to get yourself and your car ready for winter!
Pay attention to the weather forecasts
Nearly half of all weather-related accidents occur in December, January and February. Car accidents
are not only deadly, but also costly: each year, more than 2 million people nationwide are killed in
Insurance claims filed for weather-related accidents. If your car is not prepared for this harsh
If your car is not prepared for this harsh weather, this statistic could soon affect your car as well. So follow these
Simple steps to take before hitting the road this winter!
The most important thing you can do to prepare is to be aware that weather conditions
Are. Equip yourself with an ice scraper, windshield wiper water, functioning windshield wipers, extra
clothing and boots, a first aid kit, traction aids for tires (sand or salt) and
Take off your winter hat/gloves.
Prepare your car
Check the tread on your tires. If it's less than 3/32 of an inch, you should think about new tires
Think about it, as they do not provide sufficient traction in winter and can cause accidents.
If you are looking for winter tires for your vehicle, look here for suitable tires!
You should also make sure your windshield wipers are in working order. When the wiper blades rattle
or streaks form, you should replace them, as they do not protect the windshield well from ice and snow
If your defroster doesn't clear your windshield enough in cold weather, check that the
Circulation function is switched on. If so, turn it off – recirculated air can cause very steamy or
lead to iced windshields.
Also check your headlights to make sure they are clean and free of debris.
Replace your headlight bulbs if they are not bright enough for night driving.
Contact your insurance company for further assistance
If you're still worried after taking the above steps, maybe it's time to turn to your
Motor insurance to turn. They will certainly be able to give you helpful advice there! If you want to watch this
Follow tips, you will have a safe winter!
And if you ever feel quite unsure, you should let someone know where you are going before you
drive off. And to be safe, carry extra food and water in case you may get stuck on the road
this will prevent hypothermia or dehydration until help arrives.
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