Safety always has to be a consideration when taking on Houston’s roadways. Circumstances could change in a split second, leading to car accidents, higher insurance rates, and sometimes fatalities. It’s time to take extra precautions to protect yourself against the winter weather. Remember that you’re not the only one who needs to be kept warm during this time of year – your vehicle does as well.
Because of the extra dangers, crews with the Texas Department of Transportation and AAA are standing by to assist in any way possible. AAA representative Sarah Shimmer says, “It’s the little things, like checking your battery, that matter.”
Shimmer goes on to talk about some of the other simple measures that you can take with your vehicle.
*Check your oil
*Check your fluids
*Have plenty of fluid in the radiator
*Make sure you have a good antifreeze mix
*Keep your tires inflated according to recommendation
Perhaps the most important suggestion that Shimmer makes is about the ice that might develop on your windshield.
“If you see ice on your windshield, don’t pour hot water on it. That could crack the glass. Use an ice scraper instead. If you don’t have one of those, use a credit card.”
Some of the other suggestions for driving in the colder, more dangerous weather include:
*Don’t use cruise control on icy roads
*Clean your headlights and windshield
*Use lower gears for traction
*Don’t pass snow plows and winter trucks
While these might not be as much of a factor in Houston, you never know what kind of weather that the season will bring. Be prepared for any type of weather. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, give us a call. We work hard to make sure that you receive the best possible representation.