-- ALL -- | January 18, 2019

TOP 5 CAR PREPARATION TIPS FOR SURVIVING WINTER WEATHER

1
GAS UP

Before a storm hits, it may be hard to find gas in your area. So no better time to fill up than NOW. And while you’re at it, fill up a portable gas container if you can. It may come in handy for you or your neighbors.

2
CHECK OIL AND BATTERY

Now’s the time to make sure your car is in good operating condition. Check the oil and top off if needed. Make sure your battery is in good condition and check other vitals such as tire pressure and fluids. If you can get to an auto repair shop, have them do a diagnostic. If you have to leave your area, you’ll have peace-of-mind that your auto won’t let you down.

3
PARK SAFELY

Best to keep your car off the road such as in a garage. And remember to keep your car facing outward so you can get out quick if needed. If you can’t garage your auto, park it away from trees or other structures that may be prone to wind damage. And try to park at the highest point possible in the event of flooding, but still close enough to your home for easy access. If snow is in the forecast, park at the end of your driveway in the event the snow is too deep to drive through.

4
TAKE PICTURES

In the event your car is damaged in a storm, or from the fall of a snow laden-tree , it’s a good idea to have “before” pictures for your insurance company when you make a claim. Try to take pictures from each side of the car and even the top.

5
PACK SUPPLIES

If you do plan do head out in winter weather, remember to be prepared! Keep a few basics in your car before you head out to safety. Include the following items in your auto:

1. Fresh water

2. Cell phone charger

3. Extra clothing

4. Flashlight

5. First aid kit

6. Essential prescription medications

7. Road maps (yes, even printed maps as a precaution)

If in the event your car is damaged in a storm or you get into an accident, turn to Abra Auto Body Repair of America. We’re here to make things right. Call us at (888) 872-2272 to make an appointment!

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