Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Winter Driving Safety

The winter months can be particularly hazardous, especially on the road. These tips, brought to you by the experts at Ridgewood Vehicle, will make snowy motoring safe.
  • Keep an emergency roadside kit in your car. The kit should contain a few bottles of oil, coolant, an ice scraper, flashlight, flares, gloves and an blanket. All these items can come in extremely handy if you find yourself on the side of the road during a winter blast.
  • Check your engine's belts and hoses periodically throughout the winter. Belts and hoses are made of a durable rubber, but the frigid temperatures can compromise them if they are already weakened or worn. Losing one of these on the road during the winter can lead to a mess of other problems.
  • Maintain your battery. When your car is running on the road during the winter, a full drain is placed on the battery. Heating, lights, radio and interior accessories can kill an already weakened battery.
  • Check your tire pressure and consider investing in winter tires. Freezing temperatures can cause the air pressure in tires to drop. If a tire is deflating the tread starts to close up and will lose traction on snow and ice. Many gas stations have the tools you need to check and maintain the correct tire pressure of your vehicle. Winter tires are specifically designed to handle the snow and ice, weather with stronger treads or studs. They will ensure reliable traction on treacherous roads.

At Ridgewood Vehicle we want to make sure your winter driving is as safe as possible. If you have had an incident on the road and need an auto body shop in Ridgewood, call Ridgewood Vehicle today.

Ridgewood Vehicle Co., Inc.
246 South Broad Street
RidgewoodNJ 07450
Phone: 1-866-854-4797