- Have your car serviced - including getting all of the fluids changed, and windshield wipers checked. This also includes the battery that will take a beating.
- Make sure you don't drive when you can't see - how many times have you pulled out because you're going to be late to work while squinting through an unclear windshield?
- Make sure you have the proper accessories - A scraper for your windshield, rear window and side view mirrors for blind spots. And don't forget the jumper cables - long warm ups, use of headlights, and everything on can work to drain a battery.
- Slow down - The faster you're going, the longer it takes to slow down, and this principle multiplies in severe weather.
- Keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you - Make sure there are three seconds between you and the car ahead of you in good driving conditions, and further in bad.
- Turn your lights on - Take all the precautions you can to see and be seen on the road, including running your lights in the daytime.
6 Ways to Get Ready for Winter Part 1 - The Driver
This entry was posted on November 14, 2012.