3 WINTER DRIVING TIPS FROM INSURE IT!!
#1 PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE
Make sure your car is stocked with an ice scraper, a snow shovel and sand or salt. This way, you’ll be prepared if winter weather arrives while you’re away from home. Be sure to check your tires to determine whether it’s time to replace them or whether you need snow tires. Keep your gas tank at least half full so you can run your engine and stay warm if you get stuck or stranded. Windshield wipers should be in good condition and keep your windshield fluid reservoir filled so you can clear snow and ice from your windshield.
#2 DRIVING IN THE SNOW
Before you drive, take time to clear snow and ice off your car. Use caution when snow banks limit your view of oncoming traffic. As you get on the road, remember that speed limits are meant for dry roads, not roads covered in snow and ice. You should reduce your speed and increase your following distance as road conditions and visibility worsen.
#3 GETTING STUCK IN THE SNOW
If you are caught in a snowstorm and encounter problems and your car is safely out of harm’s way, stay in your car and wait for help. You can run the car heater to stay warm for 10 minutes every hour, but make sure your exhaust pipe is clear of snow. There is a danger of carbon monoxide poisoning if snow blocks the pipe and enables the deadly gas to build up in your car. Open your window slightly to help prevent any buildup.
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