In Indiana we see our fair share of sleet, snow and ice once we enter the winter season. With the reports of some impending wintery weather this Holiday season, we thought we’d review & share some safety and preventative driving tips.
- Keep your gas tank at least half full to reduce condensation buildup that can lead to gas line freezing
- Your car battery should be in good condition and fully charged to start your car in cold weather.
- Have a professional inspect your breaks to ensure they are functioning properly so your wheels don’t lock up on slick surfaces.
- Change worn windshield wipers and fill your window washer reservoir with a winter solvent that won’t freeze so you have good visibility.
- Be sure tires stay inflated. The air pressure in your tires decreases 1-2 psi for every 10-degree drop in outside temperature.
- Drive slowly when roads are wet and covered with snow and increase your following distance to 8-10 seconds (instead of the usual 3-4 seconds).
Add the following items to your car emergency kit:
√ Blanket, warm gloves and winter hat
√ Chemical hand warmers
√ Small folding shovel
√ Windshield scraper with a long handle brush.
√ Cat litter to spread under your tires to help provide traction on slick road surfaces.
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