Winter Safety Tips from Bosak Honda Highland
Most of our readers are Midwesterners and have been for some time, so harsh winters aren’t really anything new to you, but even if you think you’re used to the winter and can handle everything just fine, we suggest you pay close attention to our winter safety tips. The last thing you want is to be overconfident when you’re behind the wheel during a snowstorm.
Making it Through Winter
If you want to make it through winter safely (and ideally without any dings or dents in your car!), we have some tips for you:
- Drive carefully: While we think this one is understood by most drivers, we also know a lot of veteran drivers who have gotten comfortable driving in winter. Be sure to keep an eye out for other drivers as well as yourself.
- Check your tires: If you’re in need of fresh tires, don’t put it off until spring; get it taken care of before winter hits. The added traction of a fresh set of tires can literally be life saving. Also be sure that your tires are inflated to the proper PSI after that first cold snap.
- Check your lights: This works best with a friend, but if you’re alone, you can back up in front of a storefront window to check your brake lights and backup lights in the reflection. If you have lights out, other drivers may not be able to know whether you’re stopping, backing up, or turning, and that’s a recipe for disaster.
- Pack a survival kit: No one ever wants to have to use their winter survival kit, but you should always have it. Bottled water, non-perishable foods, a cell phone charger, a winter blanket or two, and a pair of gloves are a good place to start.
- When in doubt, don’t drive: If the weather is bad or the roads are icy, get comfortable at home unless you absolutely have to be somewhere.
Share Your Winter Safety Tips
If you have any added suggestions for winter safety tips, feel free to contact Bosak Honda Highland, and remember that one of the best ways to stay safe behind the wheel is to drive a new Honda with all-wheel drive.