Cold, cozy nights, warm blankets and hot chocolate. Sounds so comfortable, right? But what if you have to drive or travel during the snowstorm winter situation? Sound scary? Don’t worry, we’re here to help you with whatever tips for driving safely this winter.
Snowfall is really picturesque, but it can be very dangerous if it falls on your car while driving, especially at night. So try to keep the snow out of the car, especially for the windows, lights, mirror and reflectors.
Be very careful on bridges or when traveling to some mountain station as these areas are often very slippery in winter. But a trip to the Indian Hill stations is worth the risk.
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To reduce the risk of mechanical breakdowns during your winter travel, make sure your car maintenance is up to date. You wouldn’t want to get out of your car when it’s freezing, right?
Always make sure your car radio is working properly because you don’t want to be cold in your car.
Before planning your trip, check the weather conditions of that place on the internet or weather sites this winter. But avoid driving/traveling in a snowstorm.
Make sure your car tank is full as the bad weather can lead to blocked roads and possibly even closures. Also, always keep your phone charged for help!
Winterise your car for this winter!
Clothes: Wear plenty of sweaters, gloves, etc. to keep yourself warm.
blankets: Very important to wear when traveling this winter!
First aid kit: You can’t expect help in bad weather so try to have a first aid kit with you.
Waterproof matches: For lighting a campfire or for other purposes, waterproof matches are very important.
Transport non-perishable snacks: Carry energy bars and some water bottles because you should never trust the weather god. And don’t forget to enjoy the regional winter drinks when you visit a new place this winter.
Flashlight and batteries: You can’t trust the lights on your car, you can’t trust the lights on the road either, so be safe and carry a flashlight and some extra batteries.
Ice scraper / small shovel / tool box: Help may not be nearby if the weather is bad. So be your own hero and wear the necessary equipment and save the day!
Additional tip: Wear a brightly colored cloth. Why? Because when you are traveling and your car is stuck, you can tie the cloth on your car for help or for other speed cars to slow down to avoid accidents.
These were a few tips for driving safely this winter. If you don’t want to drive, hire a taxi! Ixigo cab app is here to help you anytime, anywhere. Safe traveling people and yes, happy winters!