It’s been a hard Winter.  Snow and ice are everywhere.  Driving in these conditions is a challenge.

We should all check our cars in order to drive more safely.  Here are some basic things that you should consider:

  1. Be sure that you have the proper amount of anti-freeze in your car;
  2. Tires – since cold weather reduces the pressure in your tires, you should check them frequently and maintain the proper amount of pressure;
  3. Put an emergency kit in your car.  You should include in the kit, blankets, a flashlight with extra batteries, a first-aid kit, a small shovel, drinking water, and jumper cables;
  4. Make sure that your windshield wipers do not need replacing;
  5. Replace cracked, glazed or frayed drive belts and visibly worn, excessively soft or bulging coolant hoses; and
  6. Drive more slowly.  We all know that helpless feeling when you are skidding on ice.

Be safe.  Spring will be here soon.