Max ProPosted: October 6, 2011
Thanks to attorney friend Craig Kelley for the following suggestions about vehicles and the upcoming winter season. Don’t wait until the snow flies to take these simple steps.
For those of you in warmer climates, please advise when I can visit you in a few months.
1) Take your car to a mechanic (or, if you’re really handy, be your own mechanic) and check out the following: battery, radiator fluid levels and protection temperature of your anti-freeze, brakes, hoses, and belts.
2) Make a visual inspection of your vehicle lights.
3) Change your wiper fluid.
4) Purchase winter wiper blades.
5) Ensure that your heater, defroster, and rear-window defroster are working properly.
6) Check the spray nozzles of your windshield-washer system.
7) Carry emergency equipment: jumper cables, a snow-ice scraper, a flashlight, fresh extra batteries, flares, a shovel, first-aid kit, basic hand tools, blankets, matches, extra clothes, bottled water, and non-perishable food.
8) Clean the snow and ice off of your entire vehicle for maximum visibility and safety. (Uncertain why WordPress is converting “8)” to a happy dude.)
9) Always check road conditions before travelling.
Here’s Omaha’s Blizzard of ’75 now: