The snow isn’t here yet, but it’s coming. Here are some great tips to make sure you are prepared this winter driving season.
1. Put a “winter supply” box in your car.
Here’s a quick list of items you should include in that box: a flashlight, road flares, a first-aid kit, blankets, a change of warm clothes, a few extra pairs of gloves, a radio, a charged cellphone for 911 calls, a bag of sand (for traction), an extra ice scraper and some high-energy snacks (like nuts or jerky).
2. Check your engine coolant and antifreeze levels.
Antifreeze is the magical substance that keeps your engine from freezing during those times of the year when you feel like you are freezing.
3. Check your tire pressure and tread depth.
Good tires are the key to staying on the road and keeping safe when the weather is questionable and snow and ice are falling from the sky.
4. Use winter windshield wiper fluid.
Not all windshield wiper fluid is the same. Ordinary fluid that you use in the spring, summer and fall often becomes worse in the winter, as it freezes quickly upon contact with your windshield.
5. Switch to a winter-grade oil at your next oil change.
In general, the colder the weather, the thinner you want the oil in your engine to be. 5W-30 oil is better in the winter than a 10W-30 oil.
If you have been injured in an early winter accident, contact Jacobson, Schrinsky & Houck today at: 414-223-4444 or online at: www.jsh-law.com/contact-us
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