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by Jeff Rasansky - October 18, 2011
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

A good car keeps you safer on the road. In the winter, you’ll have challenges related to handling, visibility and reliability that you’ll have to address. You can take care of these concerns very easily by taking care of basic maintenance and by having the right equipment on board.

winter drivingReliability

You need to make sure your car will start reliably on cold days. In Dallas, this isn’t usually much of a problem as the climate is pretty warm. There are days, however, when the chill in the air might be more than your car is ready to deal with and where you might have some issues with getting it started.

Get a tune up and an oil change before the cold weather sets in. You’ll also want to make sure your radiator is flushed. If you get this done, you should be fine, provided your car is in good shape.

Visibility

You can get heavier wipers for the winter that are great for dealing with the occasional show or sleet. You’ll also want to make sure you have plenty of wiper fluid. If the weather gets cold, any grime on your windshield will impact visibility more when it frosts over. Be sure to get your headlights checked, too, as it gets dark much earlier in winter.

Handling

Winter tires are the best solutions for snow. If you don’t want to get them, at least get your brakes checked and your alignment and existing tires checked out to be sure they’re all in good shape. Summer tires can have remarkably bad traction in even the smallest amounts of snow and sleet, so don’t underestimate what winter tires can do for you in terms of making your drive safer.

If someone injured you in a vehicle accident and you believe that negligence played a part, call Dallas car wreck lawyer. An accident attorney can determine if the driver that hit you left out some vital part of their vehicle maintenance or otherwise acted irresponsibly and injured you as a result. If they did, you might stand to receive compensation in a court of law or from a settlement. Never underestimate what an attorney might be able to do for you. They may well see a case in your situation that you haven’t seen at all and it may end up with you receiving substantial amounts of compensation, if you were wronged by the other driver.

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