AAA recommends the following winter driving tips:
- Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks.
- Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
- Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
- Never mix radial tires with other tire types.
- Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
- If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.
- Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
- Always look and steer where you want to go.
- Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.
Always be cautious as you drive. Car accidents do increase in inclement weather. You may be driving safe, but that sometimes does not help prevent an accident. We deal with injuries after an auto accident and hear stories all the time. If you or someone you know of has been injured or has been in an auto accident it is recommended that you get checked out by a accident specialist to see if you need care. Don’t wait till its too late to get treated. Call 801-701-8222 and see how treatment costs you nothing out of pocket after you have been in an auto accident.