Winter weather can be difficult and hazardous to drive in. Snow, slush or icy roads are involved in nearly one in four weather-related vehicle crashes. These conditions can make it harder for drivers to see, slow down and stop. Make sure the tank is topped off. At least have it half full. This will help to ensure you have enough fuel incase you get lost or in an accident. The windshield wipers will also need an inspection. They will help you to have the best visibility possible when you drive.
If you plan on driving when the weather is less than ideal, make sure to check the weather conditions before you leave. This should also include the road conditions so you know what your speed should be when you drive. Do not check your phone while driving, and avoid all unnecessary distractions when you are behind the wheel.
Make sure to scrape off all the snow and ice on your vehicle, even if it is on the hood. Make sure you use the headlights when driving. Also be aware of any piles of snow that could limit your view when you are driving.This can also help others to see where you are at. The headlights being cleared means a safe drive for you and those around you. If you notice a light out on your vehicle, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. It is also important to be aware of any issues or problems you notice with your vehicle. By bringing the vehicle in at the first sign, you can help prevent further issues from forming in the long run.