December is here and snow is inevitable. Ice and snow make winter driving dangerous and increase your chance of a Wisconsin car accident, but these tips from our Milwaukee accident attorneys can help.
- Even if you’re a Wisconsin native, driving on those first snowy days can be tricky. If you have a new car, it may handle differently. Slow down and give yourself time to get used to winter weather driving.
- If you plan on using snow tires, get them installed in early December. If you use all-weather tires, check to make sure that your tires are properly inflated and have at least 1/16 of an inch of tread.
- Keep your gas tank full.
- Regular maintenance will keep your car from breaking down on icy roads. Get your car serviced and make any repairs that could affect your ability to drive safely.
- Get your cooling system checked. Make sure you have enough coolant to prevent freezing.
- Inspect your windshield wipers and replace them if they are worn.
- Fill up your wiper fluid.
- Cold weather can cause a drop in battery power. Don’t get stranded; get your battery checked and make sure that your battery has enough power to start your car in cold weather.
- Replace your winter essentials: keep a shovel, broom, blankets, sand, ice scraper, snowbrush, and jumper cables in your car. If you are traveling on isolated roads or plan to drive for more than a few hours, bring snacks and water.
- Check the weather and road conditions before traveling.
- Bring a cell phone when you travel.
- Allow extra time to reach your destination.
- Slow down on icy roads.
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