Winters can be treacherous. The terrible weather conditions can reduce driving ability, making it more likely for crashes to occur. Fortunately, there are steps that drivers can take to protect themselves on the road by winterizing their vehicle. Of course, some of the things you do can protect your vehicle’s looks, but safety is most imperative, and these tips can help you avoid a severe accident.
Focus On Your Tires
Tire pressure and tread; two of the most important aspects for your tires. Your tire tread impacts the amount of traction you have and how well your vehicle controls on icy or snowy ground. The lower your tread, the more dangerous it is on the road. If your tire tread is low, make sure you replace them.
While speaking of replacing your tires, if you are planning on traveling in a lot of snow, it may help to consider snow tires to help ensure you can keep control of your vehicle.
Keep Your Visibility
One of the most important things you can do is ensure you have good windshield wipers. Wear and tear can cause significant streaking, as well as prevent you from being able to see when rain or snow falls. You should also treat your windows when you can to ensure you lessen the frost and ice impact.
Check Your Battery
Your battery keeps you on the road. However, when it dies, it can be a big problem. Check your battery often to maximize its lifespan. A dead battery can leave you stranded, or you may even run into a bigger problem on the road.
Build a Winter Emergency Kit
Put together an emergency kit with winter supplies to help ensure you are good in case you find yourself stuck on the side of the road. Some of the items you want to have include:
- Jumper cables
- First aid kit
- Phone charger
- Tire inflator and patch kit
Our Long Island car accident attorneys at The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. are here if you find yourself suffering an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence. Let us be the voice to help you pursue justice and the compensation you need and deserve.