Winter Driving

Winter comes and according to some reports said that car accidents happen more frequently in winter than in summer. Snow, ice, and rain can influence your driving situations, but there are not the only hazards. Maybe you do not care some small scratches, but do you ever think of that some accident can take your life. Thus, here I want to share with you some tips to drive safely in winter.

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First, get rid of anything blocking your visibility. De-ice all windows and mirrors. Check your wiper to see if they can work normally. Do not let anything block your visibility. Also, you need to check your headlights. Headlight bulbs need to be replaced immediately when they are burnt out, also when you use your headlight for some time, you need to check whether the headlight is dim or not. Headlights will be dim over time and when the light becomes dim, you cannot see clearly when you drive.

Second, be careful of the battery failure. Every battery will need to check if it needs to be replaced every three years, especially in cold weather. If your battery fails you cannot start your car. So just replace your battery and get a jump starter and put it in the truck. Once your battery fails, you can start your car with the jump starter.

Third, check your tire pressure every month. Cold weather will infect the tire pressure. The tire pressure will change due to the change in atmospheric pressure. So you need to check your tire carefully before driving.

There are some other kinds of stuff you can prepare for your winter driving.

  • Ignition
  • Antifreeze level and freeze line
  • Brakes
  • Spark plugs
  • Air, fuel and emissions filters, and PCV valve
  • Hoses and fan belts
  • Distributor
  • Tire wear and air pressure

Salt can also be a good help you to increase the friction between the tire and the ice. All these may help you drive safely in winter. Hope you have a safe drive every day.

WinterDrivingGuide