With another holiday season rapidly approaching the temperature outside is rapidly dropping. In the upcoming weeks, residence of the tri-state area must yet again make weigh for old man winter with his snow, ice, and infamous wintery mix. With these thoughts in mind I invite you to consider a few tips to help keep you and your family safe on the road this holiday season:
1.) Make sure your car has adequate fluid levels- Check your anti-freeze, windshield wiper fluid, oil, and other fluids so that your lines do not freeze (because it isn’t a cheap fix…trust me!)
2.) Completely clear your windshield of snow and ice before driving your car-While it is tempting to carve out a little window to see through or do the windshield washer and wipers trick, plainly don’t do it. Without properly clearing your windows with a scraper, you may put yourself and other drivers at risk.
3.) Put a blanket and a flashlight in your trunk- In case of an emergency, (regardless of what kind of cell phone or OnStar your car has) it may take time for someone to come help you if your car breaks down. A warm blanket and a flashlight will help keep you warm and signal for assistance.
I wish all of you a safe and happy holiday season, but above all remember to take it easy out there with all the travel and potential inclement weather.