Admittedly, winter in Texas is usually pretty mild. We never expect a white Christmas and any measurable snow fall is rare. However, because of this, when winter weather does come, many drivers are unprepared and that can lead to disaster.
Here are a few tips on how to be a better driver and prepare your car for a Texas winter.
- Check the weather. If winter weather is predicted, consider delaying your trip until it has passed. Stay where you are and wait until the roads are cleared.
- Inspect your vehicle. Cold weather can turn minor car trouble into major trouble. Check your battery, belts and hoses, and tires, to make sure everything is ready for the cold season ahead.
- Be prepared. Just in case you do find yourself stranded, you should keep an emergency kit in your car with items like a blanket, food and water, a pair of gloves, an ice scraper, and a bag of sand or kitty litter.
- Fill it up. By keeping your gas tank at least half full, it will help prevent your fuel lines from freezing. If you have a garage, park in it to keep your car warmer and you won’t have to scrape the windows if there is frost.
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