Harsh winters are a part of life in many parts of Indiana and Illinois. And while they can make roads more dangerous to drive on due to snow and ice, cold temperatures can also do a number on vehicles. Whether you own a car, truck, or SUV, it’s important to protect it from the elements as much as possible to increase its longevity and its reliability.
When vehicles are damaged by winter weather, they become more dangerous to drive and much less reliable, putting drivers at risk of accidents, breakdowns, and even becoming stranded. Keeping your vehicle running its best for years to come and ensuring it’s safe to drive throughout the winter requires taking a few vital steps, which we’ve highlighted in our infographic below.
You’ve learned what you should do protect your vehicle from the ravages of winter weather. But do you know what you SHOULDN’T do? Mistakes are common when it comes to dealing with cold temperatures, snow, and ice and how they affect vehicles and roads. Avoid the following mistakes this winter to protect your vehicle, yourself, and your loved ones:
In addition to avoiding these mistakes, you should also be sure to keep up with routine vehicle maintenance tasks that you would do in any other weather. They include checking coolant levels, ensuring your tires are at their recommended PSI, getting regular oil changes, and not letting your fuel level get too low to prevent ice forming in your fuel lines.
Some winter driving crashes are caused by drivers who fail to adjust their speed and driving habits to account for snow and ice. Others are caused by drivers who don’t prepare their vehicles for winter weather. If you were hurt in a crash that was caused by either type of negligent driver, you deserve compensation, and the lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin want to help you get it.
Contact us today for a free consultation and to find out how we can help your family.
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