The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year. And thanks to an economy on the upswing and lower gas prices, we can expect a record amount of traffic on the east coast this year. Roadway Insurance recommends to its drivers to travel early and stay late to enjoy a hassle free Thanksgiving holiday.
Got travel plans later in the year? Be prepared to take on winter travel with a few simple steps…
- Make sure connections are secure and clean– free of corrosive material. Cold weather can take a toll on your car’s battery so be aware of the condition of the charging system as batteries don’t always give warning before they fail.
- Check the tire pressure and tread depth. If they are wearing unevenly they may be in need of proper alignment. Tire pressure should be checked weekly when temperatures drop. If your area receives a lot of snow, consider snow/ice tires designed for the weather.
- The brakes should be checked at the beginning of the winter season as it is crucial for the system to be in good working condition on icy and snowy roads.
The Heating System
- Check the vehicle’s heating system for interior comfort as well as for it’s cooling and operating performance.
Defroster & Wiper Blades
- For safe visibility, the defroster needs to be in proper working order along with the vehicle’s wiper blades. And don’t forget to top off windshield washer fluid levels.
Take these preventative measures now to avoid any headaches or extra costs incurred with emergency vehicle breakdowns. Not feeling up for the tasks yourself? Call an automotive professional who is experienced in winter weather prep.
Before you hit the road Roadway Insurance can help provide you with low cost car insurance regardless of your previous driving record. They represent carriers in Maryland and DC to provide you with the coverage you need. Contact Roadway to request more information or for a free quote.