With the winter months upon us, comes the winter weather. The harsher, colder weather can make winter driving harder. It tests the limits of your cars mechanisms and it can cause dangerous driving conditions, like ice and snow which could send your car sliding towards the guard rail. Here are some tips to be prepared for winter driving.
Get your car serviced. If you have been waiting on getting routine maintenance done on your car, now is a good time for you to take it in and have it looked at. Winter weather can accelerate any problems that may be forming and it can magnify existing issues in your car. Getting your car all tuned up can make a world of difference when it comes to driving safely in the winter months.
Make sure the battery is in good condition. Winter weather can be harsh on your car’s battery and drain it even quicker because your car is working harder and using more power. Make sure the charging system is working well and if you need to, get a new battery. Do not let battery problems leave you stranded out in the cold, waiting for someone to come to your rescue.
Get your windshield wipers up to par. There are such things as winter wipers that have rubber coverings to prevent ice from collecting on the blades. They can be extremely handy in winter weather, but they are heavy so you should make sure to take them off in the summer to avoid wearing out the wiper motor.
Make sure you have basic supplies in your car. Basic supplies can be a godsend in case you do get stuck even after following these tips. Having an ice scraper, a snow brush, a blanket, and some spare clothes and boots can be handy if something does happen, leaving you stranded.
Contact the Bob Wolfgram Insurance Agency for all your Wisconsin auto insurance needs. With locations in Brookfield, Milwaukee, Mukwonago, Muskego, New Berlin, Pewaukee, Waukesha, and Wauwatosa, they can help keep your car protected from the winter weather. Keep these tips in mind for safe winter driving and get a policy today to give your car the protection it deserves.