As the weather cools down, in many areas ice and snow become part of the landscape. That means some key safety tips need to be implemented. Here are key safety reminders from E.S.T.I.R. Inc. serving the Newark, NJ area.
Tires should be at the proper inflation level for winter driving. Ask the mechanic to check and inflate them. Recheck them periodically as needed. If needed, replace tires, and preferably do so before the wintry weather season begins.
No matter how far or near you are driving, be sure that you and everyone in the vehicle is properly secured with seatbelts. Also, assure that babies and children are in properly installed age-appropriate car seats and booster seats.
Leave plenty of space between your vehicle and other vehicles when the roads are slippery or have snow or ice on them. Gradually brake rather than coming to sudden stops. All of this becomes even more relevant when there is a heavy snowstorm or an ice storm.
It is always important to be alert while driving but even more so during wintry weather. So do not drive unless you have had adequate sleep and rest. Pay full attention while driving.
Gear and tools
Make sure to have certain key items on hand in the car. That includes an ice scraper and brush to remove snow from the windshield and other parts of the car. Also have a fully charged phone plus emergency blankets, water and food.
It is definitely possible to drive during cold weather and wintry precipitation while staying safe. Follow the above tips and see that it is true. If you need more information about auto insurance, feel free to contact E.S.T.I.R. Inc. serving the Newark, NJ area.