Cold Weather Preparation
While the winter in Wisconsin can be a scenic, beautiful time of the year, it can also be a terrifying time for motorists and roadwork crews. With plow and salt trucks running almost constantly, conditions on the road can grow more treacherous for drivers as each cold week crawls by. Many drivers may forget the importance of vehicle upkeep during these months, which are particularly trying for any kind of vehicle. Winter creates unique dangers for many parts of a car, testing their abilities differently than the conditions of summer or other hot-weather months.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident by a negligent driver, contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-242-2874. Let our experience and knowledge guide your claim today.
Winter Car Maintenance
Knowing how extreme temperatures affect a vehicle can keep that vehicle road-ready and capable of handling the challenges of ice and snow. Try to remember the following points to maintain your vehicle during the winter:
- Keep the gas tank full
- Make sure the air filter is clean
- Measure tire pressure at least once a week
- Wipers should not leave streaks
- Be sure to let the vehicle warm up before driving
- Test and maintain the battery
Proper maintenance can lengthen a vehicle’s lifespan and reduce mechanical failures while a driver is on the road. Especially in the winter, drastic reactions to a mechanical problem can lead to further hazards, as the addition of snow or ice can make a quick correction or jerky stop a truly dangerous endeavor.
Unfortunately, some drivers fail to maintain their vehicles, resulting in accidents that could harm you and those you love. Contact the Rhinelander car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-242-2874 to discuss the details of your car accident injury claim with an experienced legal professional.