Top Winter Auto Collision Risks in Arizona
Arizona is a nice state to spend the winter. Most major cities don’t get snow and the average lowest temperature that the city of Phoenix gets is 65 degrees. That is pretty cold for the residents of Arizona. However, this temperature is nothing to tourist who are spend the season in Arizona. However, residents of Arizona love to drive up to Flagstaff or other cities that receive snow. Snows is a very interesting and fascinating element to Arizonans. If you are the Arizonian that is driving to a winter state, we have advice for you. The advice below will reduce the possibility of having an auto collision.
Checking your Vehicle’s Condition
Before leaving your home, check the battery, ignition and exhaust systems, thermostat, defrost, heater, and brakes. Make sure that your vehicle is in adequate condition to handle bizarre and brutal winter weather. Other precautions that need to be taken care of are:
- Snow proofing your tires. Install snow tires, chains or studded tires to reduce the possibility of driving off an icy road.
- Make sure the antifreeze in your radiator can handle freezing temperatures.
- Double check that your windshield wiper blades can handle snow. If not, install new windshield wiper blades that can.
- Check that your headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn signals work well and can be seen if visibility is low. A snow storm may be the same
or worse than the heavy sandstroms Phoenix, Arizona can get.
- Change your motor oil to a winter grade.
Your vehicle can handle the brutal summers that Arizona gets. Driving to a state that has a different environment can damaged your vehicle or cause an auto collision. We recommend to stop by a Tempe auto body repair shop and ask if your vehicle is in proper conditions to handle freezing temperatures.