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Getting Your Car Ready for the Cooler Weather

Many people in New York rely on their vehicles to get them where they need to go. This is why it’s so important to ensure that your car is properly maintained and ready for whatever season. However, when weather gets colder, there can be other things to consider.

To make sure your vehicle is ready, it’s important to follow some steps. Here are some tips from our New York auto accident attorneys.

Ensure Your Tire Tread is Adequate

Check the tread on the tire to ensure it is still adequate enough to control on slippery ground. If there is too much wear and tear on the tire tread, it can cause the vehicle to slip out of control and cause a serious crash.

Use a penny to check the tread. If you can still see the face on the penny, you should consider replacing your tires. If you don’t see the head when you place the penny between the treads, you should be good to go.

Keep Tire Chains Available

Some areas experience a lot of snow in New York, making it dangerous to drive on the road with just regular tires. There’s not enough traction to keep the car from going out of control. By using tire chains, you can ensure better traction.

Keep a Winter Kit Available

Unfortunately, weather can get bad enough to prevent vehicles from moving through the snow. Or there may be a crash because of the weather. Have water, flashlights, blankets, and other items in your car to keep you safe in the event this happens.

At Levine and Wiss, we know that car crashes can have devastating effects, especially when caused by serious weather conditions. You should do everything you can to ensure you’re ready for the upcoming weather and take precautions as necessary.

If you’re hurt because of someone else’s negligence, call us today.