With winter weather impacting most of the country in recent days and weeks, road conditions have wreaked havoc on safe travel across large regions of the United States.
It’s important to prepare your vehicles for inclement weather to keep you, your family, and for business owners, your drivers safe on the road when hazardous conditions hit your area. While we have seen the first few waves of winter storms pass, it’s never too late to proactively prepare your vehicles for the next round, whenever it may strike.
When it comes to ice, snow, and sleet on the road, driving conditions become increasingly more unpredictable. The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2021 there 395 fatal crashes and 22,325 injury crashes when snow or sleet conditions were present.
Across many regions of the U.S., these conditions are inevitable during the winter months, so it remains extremely important to prepare your vehicle to keep you safe on the road.
For business owners, proactive vehicle winter preparation is all the more important. When your business fleet must keep moving despite winter forecasts, making sure each of your vehicles and drivers are equipped to navigate varying conditions could be the difference between a safe route and an unexpected downtime event, or worse. To keep your fleet and drivers safe, Firestone Direct offers a convenient, streamlined option to prep each fleet vehicle right on your fleet lot.
A commonly asked question. Here are some basic tips we recommend for what to winterize on your vehicles to ensure you are prepared ahead of the next winter storm:
Where you live is also important. In addition to these tips, it’s important to consider where you live when thinking about what to prepare your vehicle with. If you live in a mountainous region, it’s highly likely there are traction laws to abide by during winter storms. This includes recommendations for all-wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicles, and during extreme weather, may require your vehicle to be equipped with tire chains.
Avoid the cold outside and stay warm wherever you are with direct-to-you mobile vehicle service from Firestone Direct. Our mobile mechanics arrive at your business, home, office, or a public parking lot to perform any winter vehicle services you need. They will make sure your vehicles are prepped to navigate treacherous road conditions caused by winter weather, helping to get you to your destination safely.