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Winter Driving Tips

Driving on icy roads

The coldest season of the year is on its way, and even if you live in an area where it never becomes too cold, it is important to have a firm grasp on winter driving.  Because the winter season is so full of opportunities to travel and visit friends and relatives, everyone needs to know how to travel through ice and snow. 

Here are a few pointers to help you travel safely, wherever you end up this winter.

Start with a Freshly Tuned up Car

If your car has had any trouble this year, it could be made worse by winter weather.  This means that it’s time to get a tune up before the weather gets cold, and before you start your major travels.

As part of your tune up, you should also make sure your windshield wipers are in good condition, that you have windshield wiper fluid, and if you are traveling somewhere cold, you should invest in snow tires.

Know Your Limitations (and the Limitations of Others)

If you have never driven in the snow before and a blizzard strikes your holiday haven, it may be in your best interest to stay put.  Driving in bad weather is an unnecessary risk that can put yourself and others in danger. 

Ensure Visibility

Even in the best of conditions, it is imperative that you can see the road, and that your vehicle can be seen while you are behind the wheel.  This makes your lights even more important in the winter season.

If you are traveling this winter, you deserve to be safe, follow these guidelines, and you will find yourself in great shape this winter!  For more information on winter safety, contact Insurance Center Associates today!