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Are You & Your Car Prepared for a Harsh Winter?

When it comes to snow and winter driving make sure your “vehicle” is properly equipped to handle winter conditions as well as “you” ARE!  Winterizing your vehicle and having appropriate supplies on hand to protect yourself in worst-case winter driving situations. 
According to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration: 1,300 people are killed and 100,000 injured on snow-, ice-, and slush-covered roads every year.900 are killed and 76,000 are injured driving during times of winter precipitation (snow/sleet).Safety during wintertime driving depends on your ability to maintain basic vehicle control (like braking and turning) and control during serve challenging winter conditions. Tire Pressure. Tire pressure fluctuates as temperatures rise and fall. A drop of 5 psi during colder months will affect traction, handling, and durability. Make sure your tire pressure is to recommended specifications and monitor the pressure “to spec” before winter begins, and plan to monitor tire pressure occasional…