Winter Weather

Winter driving can be challenging, especially if you’re new to it. Whether you live in a winter wonderland or an area that rarely sees snow, here are some tips to stay safe when driving.

  • Check the weather forecast.
  • Test your car’s heater, defroster and brakes.
  • Check and fill windshield wiper fluid and antifreeze.
  • Inspect windshield wiper blades and replace them if necessary.
  • Inspect tires for issues with air pressure and treads, and replace them if they’re worn.
  • Keep your cellphone fully charged and bring it with you, in case of an emergency.
  • Carry a roadside emergency kit with jumper cables, warning flares or markers and a small shovel.
  • Notify family or friends of your travel plans and the route you plan to take.
  • Keep at least a half-tank of gas in your car at all times.
  • Allow extra time to get to your destination.
  • Keep your headlights on if it’s difficult to see.
  • Use extra caution on bridges and overpasses.
  • Leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front of you.

Check out our infographic to learn how to stay safe by being prepared.

Check out our infographic to learn how to stay safe by being prepared.

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