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Dangers of driving during the winter and spring

Winter Driving in Alabama

Over 1.3 million car accidents (23%) in the United States occur due to weather-related incidents. As we finish the last bit of winter weather, here are some dangers to be aware of as you are driving.

Icy roads can be a dangerous factor when driving. The ground stays cold longer, so even if it’s not freezing outside, the ground could still be cold enough to form ice. Black ice is even more dangerous because it looks like a wet road, but it is actually quite slick and could cause problems for drivers. To avoid troubles with icy roads, make sure to drive slowly and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination so you do not rush.

Winter is also a time to be aware of your tire pressure. Atmospheric changes can cause the pressure in your tires to decrease, leading to accidents. Make sure you check your tires’ pressure before you head out.

The Proper Use of Temporary Spare Tires

As more and more vehicles come with equipped with temporary tires instead of spare tires, it’s time to talk safety.  The other day I drove passed a car on the side of the road with a blown out temporary tire.  It was obvious the temporary tired had been used for more than temporary purposes.  The horrible part in this instance, is when the temporary tire blew it took out a good part of the front bumper on this particular vehicle.

The temporary tire is made to be just as it is named, temporary.  It’s sole purpose is to get you off the side of the road and to the nearest tire center.  The temporary tire is not made for extended use or excess mileage.  It is meant for very short trips to be changed out with a proper tire and stored back in the trunk for the next emergency.

Think safety first and remember to only use the temporary tire for a temporary purposes and remind your friends and family as well.