How to Prep for Winter Driving Months

November 29, 2019 | By

winter driving monthWinter seems to arrive before many drivers are prepared. Unfortunately, many drivers find themselves in dangerous situations during the winter that could have been avoided. Through careful preparation, drivers can reduce the chance of breakdowns, mechanical problems, accidents and other issues arising during the winter.

How to prepare for winter driving months
To prepare for winter driving, there are some things you can do to prepare. Some suggestions include:

  • Have a mechanic conduct a safety inspection of your car to make sure everything is working properly
  • Check your tires and replace them if necessary
  • Be sure that all safety equipment is working, including lights, blinkers, horn, etc
  • Replace windshield wipers
  • Use windshield wiper fluid with de-icing type
  • Have an emergency kit in your vehicle
  • Make any necessary repairs
  • Equip your car with a good scraper and brush

By taking action ahead of time you will be well-prepared to drive during the winter and respond to any issues that may come up.

Winter driving accidents
Car accidents can be common during the winter months, as some drivers act negligently in how they drive in poor conditions. Because some accidents are unavoidable, you should be aware of what steps to take if you find yourself in a winter accident. These include:

  • Contact law enforcement
  • Seek immediate medical treatment, including an ambulance if the injuries are significant
  • Identify and obtain contact information for any witnesses
  • Take pictures/video of the accident scene and your injuries
  • Contact a Portland OR personal injury attorney

A Portland OR personal injury attorney can provide legal advice and representation if you are injured in an accident. A personal injury attorney Portland Oregon from Pickett Dummigan McCall is available to answer questions you may have. Contact Pickett Dummigan McCall to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney Portland Oregon.

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