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Safer Driving During The Winter Months

GETTING YOUR CAR Ready For Safer Winter Driving Snow Tires ( In Northern US States) If snow and ice are a problem in your area, consider special tires designed to grip slick roads. Tire Pressure Check the tire tread depth and tire pressure. During winter, tire pressure should be checked weekly. Chains - extreme climates Chains improve traction and climbing by 100 per cent. They also considerably improve your stopping distance, because they will bite into the snow or hard-packed ice. Anti Freeze Clean, flush and put new antifreeze in the cooling system. As a general rule of thumb, this should be done every two years. New wiper blades Consider winter wiper blades and use cold weather washer fluid. As a general rule, wiper blades should be replaced every six months. Extra Clothes in case of Emergency It will help you keep wam, especially if you need to leave the vehicle. Layers are key-the more layers of clothes you can put on, the wamer you'll be down at the surface of your skin. Food in Case of emergency Like beef jerky and granola bars are perfect for this type of situation, as they're energy dense. An Ice Scraper Preferably one with a brush to help remove snow - comes in constant handy throughout the winter. Without it, it will be very difficult to keep your windows cleared. Flashlights It allows you to see what's going on and also aid in signaling help. Although flashlights operated by human action exist, they're not very bright - get one with a very bright bulb and make sure it's charged. A first aid kit It will be vital if someone is hurt in an accident. Perhaps just as important is knowledge of how to use it, because knowing how to apply a leg splint can be very, very important in such a moment. The Law Offices of KJOEL J. KOFSKY 215 735 4800 www PHILADELPHIA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

Safer Driving During The Winter Months

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Driving during the winter months is hazardous, this infographic highlights how to ensure your car (and driver) are set up for the harsh conditions


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