The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to make sure drivers and their cars will be ready for the cold this winter. The list of safety tips include:
Get Your Car Serviced- Visit your mechanic for a tune-up and other routine maintenance. Have your car checked thoroughly for leaks, worn hoses or other needed parts, repairs, and replacements.
Check for Recalls: The NHTSA’s Recalls Look-Up Tool allows you to enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see if that vehicle has been recalled in the last 15 years.
Know Your Car- Take the time to learn how your car handles under winter weather driving and sharpen your winter weather driving skills.
Review Your Vehicle Safety Checklist- Have your mechanic check your battery for sufficient voltage. And get the charging system and belts inspected.
Wipers and Defrosters- Make sure both work and consider installing heavy-duty winter wipers.
For more information please visit: https://www.nhtsa.gov/winter-driving-tips.