Wintry driving conditions can be dangerous for all traveling if your vehicle is not ready for the snow, ice and sleet. It is important make a visit to a mechanic to check for any leaks, unknown damages, repairs, or replacements that need to be made so that your vehicle is in good shape to brace the snow and ice. Refresh your coolant and replace normal windshield wiper fluid with a “no-freeze” fluid for a clean and clear windshield during snowy days. Double-check that defrosters and windshield wipers work.
When driving in wintry conditions, it is also very important to have safe tires. A good website to visit is www.safercar.gov to acquire ratings regarding your current tires. It is important to check if your tires are inflated with the right amount of air, have good traction, and that the rubber is in good condition. Another good precautionary measure is to stock your vehicle with a flashlight, ice brush, blanket, kitty litter (in case your vehicle becomes struck), jumper cables, and non-perishable food if you become temporarily stranded. These simple preparations may help you to be ready in an unpredictable situation on the road.
It is important to know your vehicle., especially in the unpredictable weather conditions. When driving, be cautious, drive slowly and give yourself enough time when stopping behind other vehicles. If you find yourself in a predicament where your car is sliding, stay calm and turn the wheel toward the direction you would like to go to regain control. Always brake gently to avoid future sliding. It is also advised to have a planned travel route, a cell phone and know the weather that is expected so that you can be as prepared as possible in the event of wintry road conditions.
Sometimes, regardless of all the precautionary measures taken against winter weather, motor vehicle accidents happen. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a crash, you have a right to an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney’s services. New York motor vehicle accident attorney Jonathan C. Reiter has over 30 years of experience helping others to regain their livelihood by obtaining financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other pain and suffering due to the auto accident.
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