With the winter weather comes a higher number of roadway accidents. Not only do you want to be careful on the roads, but you also want to make sure your car is safe for the trips through the seasons. It doesn’t matter if it’s five minutes away or a few hours away, keeping your car safe is a priority.

You don’t have to be a car mechanic to know some of the obvious parts of the car. For one, you’ll want to figure out what type of wheel drive your automobile is, which could be front-wheel, rear-wheel, or all-wheel drive. Mix that together with what tires you have on your car at the moment to provide much more stability when on the slippery roads.

Another necessity for your vehicle is the heating system. Of course, when the temperatures start reaching below freezing, you will want everything to work accordingly, so you don’t freeze on your way to work.

One more important function in your car is the battery. Sometimes we’re in a hurry, and we may leave our headlights or inside lights on and the next thing we know the battery needs a jump start or a new one installed. During the winter you should get a voltage test so you know if your battery will last you through the winter weather or if you need to plan on purchasing a new one.

Other areas that may need a checkup include the tire pressure, your gas tank, the engine, and your windshield wipers. Taking time to make sure your car insurance is also up-to-date is strongly recommended just in case the unfortunate happens.

Advocate Insurance has over 20 years experience in the safety risk management and employee productivity fields. We also have the experience to help with your commercial insurance needs as well as car insurance and home owners insurance. We have assisted individuals in and around Reading PA with car insurance and home owners insurance. We also assist businesses in Reading PA and around the Berks County area with risk management and safety training services.