It’s not even Halloween yet, and you might already be dreaming of a winter wonderland. But the winter presents its own set of challenges out there on the road. Driving safety is important any time of the year, but it can be especially dangerous to drive during the winter. Pay attention to these driving safety tips and stay safe throughout the rest of the fall, and all through winter, too.
Make Sure Your Brakes Work
Because of unexpected hazards or treacherous road conditions, you might often have to come to a sudden stop. So when this happens, you want to be sure your brakes are in optimal condition. Our first piece of driving safety advice is to keep an eye on your brakes, and when you start to hear odd noises, then it’s time for some preventative maintenance.
Even with the best maintenance, there are certain milestones where you should get your brakes replaced. In fact, you should get your brakes fixed or replaced every 20,000 miles or so. If you feel like pushing your luck, you should still get them checked out at 25,000 miles.
Maintain an Emergency Kit
Whether you drive a car, truck, or another vehicle, you should always keep an emergency kit with you. It doesn’t have to get in the way in the passenger cabin, but maybe you can keep it in the trunk. Jumper cables are a given just in case your car or truck battery happens to die. With a jumper cable, you won’t get stuck – just as another driver passing by to give you a boost. What else should you keep in your emergency kits? Here are some examples: flashlights, phone chargers, blankets, handheld power sources, snacks, and even bottled water, plus any medicine you might need.
Change Your Oil More Often
Our next driving safety tip can be accomplished throughout the year, even if it’s not Halloween season or the winter time. You should always ensure your car’s oil is in good condition. Consult your owner’s manual to find out how to change the oil by yourself, or go to car care professionals who should be able to help you.
Get New Windshield Wipers
The last driving safety tip we can give you may seem obvious. Even so, you might find that what’s obvious to you might not be to other drivers. In late fall and early winter, the weather is going to be awful. Low visibility is dangerous. So get new windshield wipers to move all that rain, ice, and snow off of your windshield. This tip is not one you should forget before you run into trouble.
Driving Safety Tips and More From Trick Tricks
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