Winter weather means snow, ice, and other challenges when you travel out of the temperate Tuscon area. If you are heading out to a part of the country that may present winter weather hazards, take precautions to avoid these common winter auto claims. These tips from The Insurance House can help protect your car and, perhaps, your safety.
1. Ice on the roads
Ice is actually more dangerous on the road than snow. Be sure that your tires are in good shape and properly inflated before you head out. If you know that the roads are icy, stay well below the speed limit to stay safe. If you hit a slick patch and start skidding, don’t slam on your brakes or jerk the steering wheel. Instead, just ease off the gas and gently steer into the skid.
2. Falling branches and tree limbs
Tree limbs and branches can become weighed down by snow and ice. Avoid parking your car underneath trees if at all possible to prevent tree branches from falling on your car.
When driving in snow and ice, you don’t only need to look out for yourself, you have to watch for other people as well. Pay close attention to other drivers and allow for extra stopping distance between your car and those of others. Stay well under the speed limit and be extra attentive in icy intersections to avoid collisions with other drivers.
Despite your best efforts, sometimes things happen that are out of your control. If you have a winter weather-related problem with your car and you need to file a claim, contact the helpful folks at The Insurance House in Tuscon, Arizona. We will be glad to answer your questions and help you file a claim.