Motorist safety is not simply about driving properly while on the road. As a matter of fact, motorist safety actually starts in your garage even before you hit the road. And since we’ve been on the topic of bad weather, let me go over some tips that will help you ensure that your car is in shape to handle those slippery roads.
Check your tires.
How are they? Make sure that your tires are always in good condition, and that they have enough track. Actually, even if you’re not driving on wet roads, the condition of your tires may very well keep you safe. On wet roads, however, it is even more important. Bald tires will offer little or no resistance to hydroplaning, and that could be the death of you – literally.
Check your wipers.
How often do you replace your wipers? I know some people who do not replace their wipers on a regular basis. Car safety experts suggest, however, that you change your wipers at least once a year. If you are not convinced, try to remember when you had a faulty wiper and it suddenly rained. The chances are that the wiper didn’t help much in clearing the water from the windshield. In all probability, it just made smudges that made seeing clearly a remote possibility. And of course, you have to see clearly to drive safely. So, make sure that you have those wipers in tip top shape all the time.
Check your defroster.
For reasons similar to what I explained above, you have to be sure that your defroster is working properly. Come rain or snow, you will be sure that your windows and windshield will be clear to see through.