Winter Vehicle Safety & Emergency Tips

As we can see with what is happening in Buffalo, NY the snow can come in blizzard fashion at any time. Over 6 feet of snow was dropped on the southern parts of the city in a matter of hours, and the unsuspecting residents are in a state of emergency. Some people were left stranded in their vehicles for over 24 hours. Snow emergencies can affect anyone, especially in Wyoming.

In the previous blog, Wintery Weather Preparation for Your Vehicle, you saw how to prepare your vehicle for winter and how to avoid accidents to your car. This is still applicable here as well and will help if you find yourself and your family in a bad weather situation.

No one thinks that they are going to get stuck in a storm and stranded on a highway or street. But plows and street cleaners have to get to the most needed areas first. Which mean it might take a while for the emergency vehicles to get to those who aren’t in immediate danger.

If you know that you might have to drive into the storm and there’s a possibility that you might be stuck what can you do?

  • Have an emergency “go-kit” with you and that it is up to date. Also make sure you have any medications on your person that might be needed in case something happens.
  • Make sure you have a full tank of gas at all times. This will help in all emergencies, but make sure you only have to drive if it’s the utmost importance.
  • Before you drive, clear off all the snow you can from your car. The more you can remove the safer you’ll be.
  • Common sense of course, but drive safely. There’s no rush and you don’t want to drive into something you can’t see so keep a safe distance from other vehicles.
  • If you do get stuck, try not to panic. Make sure you have your mobile device active and are able to signal for help. Emergency vehicles will come to you as soon as they as available.
  • Try to stay as warm as possible. Dress warm and if you do become stranded, bundle up and be as comfortable as possible.Winter Vehicle Safety & Emergency Tips

If you know that a storm is coming don’t try to over extend yourself. There’s no need to travel and subject yourself to harm. Let someone know where you are going before you leave, and above all else be smart and safe.

These tips will help you with preparing for the worst of snow falls, but if you do happen to dent up your vehicle while on the wintery roads, contact the professionals at Impact Paintless Dent Repair. Impact will fix your car’s dents with ease.

 

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Written by Chad Harley

Chad Harley

Professional hail technician since 1998. Vale National Master Craftsman 2004. Over a decade of experience in collision repair and refinishing prior to paintless dent repair.

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