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Safety Tips for Driving During the Holidays

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Drunk-Driving.jpgAs much as we all love the holidays, there can be a lot of stress that comes along with the joy and celebration. One of the stressors for many of us is driving, especially after a holiday party or celebration.

We found a helpful article on ‘Preventing a Holiday DUI,’ which provides great reminders on staying safe when behind the wheel. One of the important highlights is what to do if you find yourself on the road with an impaired driver. Here are a few great suggestions:

  • Do not attempt to personally stop the driver.
  • Give yourself plenty of distance between you and the impaired driver.
  • Don’t ever try to pass a driver in this condition.
  • Slow down, pull over, and get completely out of the way if you need to.
  • If a car is coming head-on towards you, move to the shoulder, stop and flash your lights.

We hope you have a happy, healthy and safe holiday season with friends and family.

Topics: winter driving, drunk driving, drinking and driving, driver safety

10 Simple Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Winter

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Even Wisconsin residents used to winter's cold and freezing temperatures can benefit from a few winterization tips. Here are 10 simple ways to get your car ready for winter and stay safe.

  1. Get the right kind of oil change.
  2. Replace your windshield wiper blades so you can see clearly.
  3. Give your battery a little TLC. Make sure your battery’s posts and connections are corrosion-free and that your battery has all the water it needs.
  4. Examine your belts and hoses for wear & tear.
  5. Check your tire pressure.
  6. Think about switching to snow tires.
  7. Check the status of your four-wheel-drive system and be sure it’s working correctly.
  8. Get the antifreeze mixture just right. It should be a 50-50 mix of antifreeze (coolant) and water inside your radiator.
  9. Prepare an emergency kit and store it in your trunk during the winter months.
  10. Know what to do if you get stranded. Don’t wander away from your car unless you’re completely sure about where you are and how far away help is.

Wisconsin residents, contact knowledgebroker Kori Cumley for money-savings tips on personal insurance or a quick quote on home and auto insurance.

Topics: Personal Insurance, oil change, winterizing cars, get car ready for winter, emergency kit, vehicle safety, wiper blades, snow tires, winter tire pressure, winterizing, get car ready, winter driving