Friday, November 11, 2011

Winter driving

Well, it's official, the snow has arrived.  Whether you like winter or not (I am definitely in the "not" category) there are some things you should do to prepare yourself and your vehicle for winter driving. There are some simple things you can do to make sure that you arrive at your destination safely.

1. Make sure your vehicle's tires have the right amount of tread.
2. Make sure your vehicle's fluids (windshield wiper fluid, antifreeze, etc.) are full.
3. Make sure your vehicle's tires have the proper amount of air in them.
4. Carry the following items in your car, so that if you do go off the road you are prepared:

  • a shovel
  • a tire gauge, jack, and fully inflated spare
  • gravel, salt, or a small piece of carpet
  • non-perishable food
  • jumper cables
  • emergency flares
  • warm clothes or a blanket
  • a first-aid kit
Here is a video that has some good information about how to steer, stop and drive in adverse winter conditions.

Fireworks

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