Winters in Dallas, TX are mild compared to states like Colorado and Minnesota, but it can still get pretty cold and sometimes it even snows. Protecting your car during those cold months is important, and at State Insurance Solutions, we like to help make sure you’re ready when winter is at your door.
Always make sure your vehicle is well maintained
Pay attention to the manufacturer’s requirements, and schedule your oil changes, tire rotations, and other recommendations on time. That doesn’t just make sure everything is working right, but it gives your mechanic a chance to check out your vehicle and maybe notice issues that will turn into big problems down the road.
Plan your route and check the weather ahead of time, but stock your trunk with emergency supplies
Even when you’re paying attention, bad weather can take you by surprise. Keeping a first aid kit, flares, a blanket, a spare tire, and even snacks could save you if you get stuck on the road.
During very cold weather, keep your tank at least half full
This can help keep your fuel lines from freezing. Putting your vehicle in the garage overnight will protect it from the elements, keeping the car from freezing overnight.
If you are ever trapped in your vehicle during bad weather:
- Do what you can to stay warm. Use your blanket, clothing, and anything else to maintain your body heat if possible, and if it’s safe, run the heater sometimes.
- Stay with the car. If the weather is so bad you’re stranded, the only thing you might accomplish by leaving the car is getting lost.
If you’re in Dallas, TX, you probably appreciate that winters aren’t terrible. But you still need to be safe. If you have any questions about winterizing your vehicle, or if you have an auto insurance questions, please feel free to call State Insurance Solutions today.