Winter weather brings snow, ice, and cold temperatures. For safety, you need to be prepared. Along with ensuring your car insurance is updated, follow a few tips that keep you safe.
Use All-Weather Tires
Your safety on the road depends in part on your vehicle’s tire traction. So equip your vehicle with all weather tires. They help you navigate clear, icy, or snowy roads.
Coolant, brake fluid, motor oil, batter, power steering, transmission, and windshield wiper fluid help your engine run smoothly. Fill them up with the recommended liquids before the season starts, and stock an extra quart or two of each fluid in your garage.
Check the Battery’s Juice
Your car insurance coverage might include battery replacement, but you don’t want to be stuck in a storm waiting for a repair truck. Check your battery’s charge now so that you can navigate the road all winter.
Change the Windshield Wipers
Improving visibility while driving is essential, so change your windshield wipers before winter weather strikes.
Carry Keyhole De-icer and a Snow Scraper
With ice in the keyhole, you can’t get into your vehicle, and snow or ice buildup on the windows blocks your view. Keyhole deicer and a scraper ensure you’re prepared for winter weather.
Stock Emergency Supplies
You never know when a winter snow storm or accident could strike and force you to hang out in your car. Carry an emergency kit that includes food, water, a blanket, matches, a first aid kit, and a shovel. Make sure your cellphone is charged at all times, too.
Update Your Car Insurance
Whether you’re in an accident or need a tow this winter, your car insurance could come in handy. Talk to your insurance agent today and update your coverage to include new vehicles, teen drivers, job changes, and coverage limit modifications. This way, you have peace of mind all season.
Staying safe on the roads this winter requires defensive driving. Follow these tips, too, and you’ll ensure you have adequate car insurance and remain safe this winter.