Friday, February 25, 2011

Checklist and Tips for Safe Winter Driving

If you like warmer weather, unfortunately it seems like we'll have a bit more winter weather to deal with here in Loudoun County and Northern Virgina before the dog days of summer.

Here's a handy checklist of tips to keep your car in tip-top shape through the remaining days of winter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Among the suggestions:

  • Check your battery.
  • Check your cooling system.
  • Check your windshield wipers and defrosters.
  • Inspect your tires.
  • Know your car - and pay attention to it. If it acts differently, check it out.
  • Plan your travel and route to keep yourself and others safe.
  • Stock your vehicle with any supplies you might need in an emergency.
  • Learn what to do in a winter emergency.
  • Remember to always wear your seat belt.
  • Do not text or engage in any other activities that may distract you while driving.
Check out the complete list on this PDF from the website.

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