Be Safe... Winter Driving Checklist
Winter driving brings its share of challenges. When you take to the roadways this winter, be sure to follow these safe-driving tips, and adhere to this checklist, so that you get to your destination safely:
Winterize Your Vehicle
The first step for safe winter driving is preparing your car, truck or recreational vehicle ready for winter driving and winter road conditions. Simple things like these can make winter driving safer:
Check tire pressure
Inspect all belts and hoses
Make sure the battery is fully charged
Inspect windshield wipers and washer fluid to ensure better visibility
Change the oil, switching to a thinner grade of engine oil for better performance in colder temperatures
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Driving in Snow
Before setting out on your winter driving trip review these proven techniques for winter driving in snow and other winter road conditions:
Drive more slowly
Brake before you turn a corner.
If you go into a skid, turn your wheels into the skid and accelerate slightly to regain control of your vehicle.
Pick an Emergency Road Kit
If something does go wrong on your winter trip, you'll want to have what you need to handle any situation, from a flat tire to an overheated engine. Start by packing these winter driving basics:
Cellular telephone
Emergency flares
Extra motor oil and antifreeze
Drinking water
Learn to Change a Flat Tire
Flat tires are never fun and they're always inconvenient, but they are easy to fix if you have the right tools and you know what to do.
Make sure your spare tire is properly inflated and in good repair
Be sure you have a full set of tools
Have a car jack that you know how to use
Have a lug nut wrench
Learn How to Jump Start a Car
One of the most common winter driving problems is a battery that has lost power and is no longer able to start your car. If that happens, you'll need the following:
Jumper cables
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