If you live in Illinois, Milwaukee, Indiana and a few surrounding states, you should be extremely careful in the next few days. Temperatures are expected to drop well below zero, making commuting from one place to another extremely difficult. Driving in snowy below zero temperatures can be very difficult and sometimes very dangerous. You should really think twice before getting in your car.
Many schools in Chicago, for example, have decided to cancel school due to the cold weather expected on Monday and Tuesday. This is a good decision, but we all know that closed schools does not mean that the kids will stay at home for these two days. There will be kids on the streets playing in the snow, which alone is a good enough reason to avoid getting in your car. If you have to drive, you should really make sure that your vehicle is fully prepared for driving in such weather conditions.
One of the first things you should have done before the winter was to take your car and have it inspected by a mechanic. Tell the mechanic to inspect the thermostat, antifreeze level, heater, defroster and most importantly the brakes. Another really important thing you should check in order to make sure that your tires are ready for winter driving is to make sure that they have adequate tread. If they are worn out, it is best to replace them with snow tires. Snow tires make a big difference when driving in winter conditions and significantly improve the traction and handing of your vehicle. If you have not already done so, it is a good idea to buy winter wiper blades. They are much better than regular ones for snow and ice and will get the job done right in the winter.
These tips will make sure that your car is ready for winter, but they cannot guarantee that driving in heavy snow will be like driving in summer. You have to adjust your way of driving in order to be safe. Many of the snow related accidents occur because the driver did not make the right decisions. Driving extra slow and keeping a safe distance from other cars will take you a long way in the winter.
At Van 3 Auto Transport we believe that safety should come first. During the winter we equip all of our trucks with all the necessary equipment in order to make sure that they are ready for extreme winter conditions. If the weather conditions are too extreme we choose to let our drivers rest, in order to ensure their safety, as well as the safety of everyone else on the road. Safety should be a priority for everyone and together we can reduce car related deaths that occur in the United States every year.
Stay Warm and be Safe
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