Omaha Winter Driving Prep

Winter is here and the driving conditions have officially changed.  Winter driving is all about preparation. There’s always an elevated danger element to Winter driving, but if you plan ahead you can dramatically increase your chances for safe, warm, and comfortable driving throughout the entire Winter season. Jensen’s has been helping out with Omaha auto repairs and preparation for over 50 years now. We know a few things about safe Winter driving in Nebraska. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you’re prepared when you hit the road this Winter.

Prepare Yourself

The first thing you should do before you leave the house is check the road conditions. 511.nebraska.gov gives you current conditions. Make sure you have fuel in the tank. It’s a good idea to keep your tank at least half full during the Winter. If you are forced to the side of the road because of dangerous conditions always put your hazard lights on so other drivers can see you. Keep a car phone charger in your car at all times. You might need to call for help, and a dead phone isn’t very useful. Equip your vehicle with a vehicle survival kit and keep it in your trunk at all times.

Prepare Your Vehicle

You’re prepared, now make sure your vehicle is prepared. Get a complete tune-up in the fall, or now if you already haven’t. Your tires should be properly inflated and Summer tires switched out to Winter tires if you have them. Have your exhaust system checked for leaks and your radiator and hoses checked for cracks and leaks. Make sure your anti-freeze is topped off, and your heater is working well. Your wipers should be in good condition, and washer fluid should be full. Throwing a pair of tire chains in your trunk is not a bad idea if you don’t have Winter tires.

Auto Repair in Omaha

If you haven’t prepared your vehicle for the Winter, it’s not too late. Stop by the shop, and we’ll make sure everything is Winter ready. Regular maintenance always saves you more time and money and being prepared saves lives. Here’s to a happy and safe Winter driving season.

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