Central Oregon Drivers, should you add more car insurance during the winter? Unless you have full coverage car insurance right now, the answer to this question should be yes because, with snow, ice and rain causing wet, winter weather conditions it just makes sense for someone who drives a car or truck in Central Oregon to consider increasing parts of their insurance like collision, liability or comprehensive just so they are protected during those cold winter months.
Winter Car Maintenance
Before the weather gets colder, every resident of Bend, Redmond, Prineville or other Central Oregon towns should take their vehicle to a mechanic and have the following maintenance done on their vehicles:
- Oil Change
- Check and top off all fluids
- Rotate and balance all weather tires.
- Check electrical and heater
Preparing For Winter Driving
Before going anywhere during the winter, besides having car insurance, always make sure that you have a full tank of gas; this tip is important because, if you’re traveling from Bend to Portland and get stuck somewhere in between, it always helps a traveler to have a full tank of gas, so they can keep their heater running and stay warm until help arrives.
It’s also important for all Central Oregon drivers to have a fully packed winter kit in any vehicle that includes things like a sleeping bag, blanket, flash light, water, tools for car maintenance, tire jack, tire fix flat kit and one day’s worth of freeze dried food that can be used in case of emergencies.
How Not To Drive During The Winter
The most important thing to remember during the winter is that the weather is going to be different and you won’t be able to drive like you did during the fall or summer months; when going anywhere it’s important to always take corners slow, use caution when driving down snow packed roads and never slam on your vehicles brakes if you encounter a patch of snow, always gently pump on your brakes until you’re able to regain control of your vehicle.
For more tips that you can use to stay safe on the roads of Central Oregon this winter and to get an affordable car insurance quote for your vehicle, contact the Tye Farnsworth Allstate Insurance Agency today at (541) 318-8835.