Now that wintertime is coming, it’s already time to start thinking about your safety on the road as the days get colder. Even if you don’t live in an area where snow is a massive problem, ice can sometimes be even more dangerous. Take precautions to prevent getting into a car accident by having already items ready to go.
Keep Equipment Your Car
If winter weather has caught you off guard, having the proper safety equipment in your car can be a lifesaver. Pack a backpack or duffel bag with items like:
Snow chains. These attach to your tires and make them extra-grippy on the snow and ice.
Jumper cables. If your battery or someone else’s dies thanks to frozen conditions, keep cables nearby to give it a jump start.
12-volt air compressor and tire pump. If you have a tire that seems to be leaking, one of these plug-and-play devices can save the day until you can get it fixed.
Update Your Policy
Insurance brokers are standing by to help you and answer any questions that you might have about your insurance policy. Give your agent a call today or check out New Mexico’s insurance agency’s website for great suggestions. Make sure that you have current cards, too!
The magic of winter weather is only a novelty when you don’t have to drive in it. Be safe this winter by being road-ready in bad conditions.