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3 Dangers of Winter Driving

Overcoming the hazards of winter driving.


The holidays are right around the corner, and that means that it’s the season of harsh winter driving. That’s right, the shorter days, cooler temperatures, and adverse weather can make for a hard drive, no matter how confident you are behind the wheel. To help, we’ve rounded up some of our top tips on how to prepare for the winter challenges ahead.


Reduced visibility

It’s important to see and be seen on the roads. A lot of this relies on keeping your windshield wipers and headlights in good working order. Replace the lightbulbs or wiper blades if they are in need. If there’s ice or condensation blocking your view, be sure to do what you can remove this from the windows before setting off.


Black ice

Slick road surfaces can be a nightmare for drivers. Black ice can often be found on cool mornings on top of bridges and in shady areas. Take extra care when driving as even hitting a small patch of black ice could cause you to spin out of control.


Battery life

As a battery ages, it loses its ability to provide current in low temperatures. This is why battery failure is one of the most common winter driving hazards, particularly in freezing temperatures. Make sure your car’s battery is in good condition, check the lead connections, and replace it if necessary.


Stay safe when driving on winter roads! Work with a team of professionals who have your best interests in mind. Contact the team at McCarty Insurance to get started on your tailored auto insurance coverage.

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