Staying safe is always important. In the winter, you will want to be aware of the weather conditions and the road conditions. This will help you prepare for the drive to and from your destination. If the weather will be less than ideal, chances are the roads are as well. Make sure to leave in plenty of time so you are able to take your time driving. You will want to slow down and make sure to go under the speed limit. Drive at a speed you are comfortable and feel safe at. One of the worse things to do is to panic and slam on the brakes when on snow covered or slick roads. Make sure to check the weather conditions as well. This will help you be aware what you are driving into.
Another way to stay safe on the roads is to make sure your vehicle is properly inspected and maintained. If there are any issues from your vehicle, make sure that you schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. That way we can inspect the vehicle. If you are not sure how often the vehicle should be inspected, contact us. We can advise you on a schedule that is best for your vehicle. When you have an issue fixed at the first sign, you can help prevent further damage to it. It will also help reduce the chance of having other parts fail as well.
You will also want to make sure that you have the lights on as you drive. This is important, especially if it is starting to rain, snow, or sleet out. A good rule to follow is if the windshield wipers are operating, then make sure the lights are on for your vehicle as well. Even if you are not sure, it is best to turn them on. If you notice a light not working correctly, contact us and we can inspect the vehicle for you.