Are your headlights showing you the way?February 2, 2018
So, You’ve Had an Accident? Now WhatApril 9, 2018
Safe driving in any weather can be tricky, but snow and ice bring even more challenges. Make sure to give yourself extra time to reach your destination and keep a safe distance from cars around it. Check out these additional tips to help get you to your destination safely.
- Stay off the roads – You may not have a choice but to leave your home or work, but this is the one way to ensure you are safe when traveling conditions deteriorate.
- Let your light shine – Your headlights can not only help you see, but also alert other drivers to your presence. (Make sure your headlights can be seen. If they seem dim, Ron’s Complete Auto Body can polish them up and make them look good as new!)
- Remove snow from your car – It’s not just the snow covering your windshield that prevents you from seeing, but snow flying up from your hood can re-cover your windows while driving. Make sure you clear your windows of course, but don’t forget to clear off your hood, roof, headlights and tail lights. This will also help other drivers.
- All ready? – Take time to make sure your car is ready to go in any condition, especially winter. Have all your fluids topped off including antifreeze. Replace your wiper blades and have your battery checked to ensure proper starting in cold temperatures.
- Be ready for Emergencies – Always be prepared. Here are a just some items you should keep in your car in case of emergencies.
- Reflective warning triangles
- Foam tire sealant
- Jumper cables
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Duct tape
- Multipurpose utility tool
- Drinking water
- Nonperishable snacks
- Warm blanket.
- Snow shovel
- Cat litter for traction
- Ice scraper
Even if you follow these tips, you may find yourself in an accident. If you need repairs to your car, contact us at Ron’s Complete Auto Body.