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Driving Safely in Colder Weather

As the leaves begin to change and the temperature begins to drop, it’s time to start preparing for colder weather. And it’s wise to brush up on your driving skills and know how to travel via automobile safely in colder weather. Glick Insurance in Greensboro, NC can assist you with getting auto insurance coverage for your vehicle as well as related advice.

Here are some safe driving tips:

Prepare your vehicle

Ideally well before the cold weather arrives, get your vehicle ready. That includes making sure your tires are in great condition and properly inflated, getting an oil change, and catching up on any other required maintenance. Make sure your windshield wiper blades are in great condition and that your vehicle’s defroster and heat work correctly. Replace any parts as needed.

Have enough supplies

Make sure you have adequate supplies in your vehicle. That includes an ice scraper, snow shovel, extra blankets, paper maps, food and water. Also, always have at least half of a tank of fuel in your vehicle at all times. Make sure you have plenty of windshield wiper fluid in your vehicle at all times.

Keep current on safe driving skills

Make sure your cold weather driving skills are up to date. Make sure you know how to drive in ice, snow, and cold weather. If needed, take a class either online or in person that covers the skills you need to strengthen. When driving during bad weather conditions, slow down and use extra caution.

Know when to travel – or not

There are times when it is just not wise or safe to travel, and it is better to stay off the roads. It is wise not to travel during times of ice, snow, high winds, and frigid temperatures. Keep close tabs on weather forecasts and current conditions.

Get Auto Insurance For Your Vehicle

For more information about safe driving and auto insurance, contact Glick Insurance serving the greater Greensboro, NC community.

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