The harsh winter weather can affect the condition of roads and bring different hazards to travelers. The snowfall, the dangerous high winds, and the cold temperature that can cause a number of accidents that can result in personal injury or even death. Having snow on the road can make driving difficult. The roads can get slippery and dangerous and if you are ever trapped out with a broken down vehicle, prolonged exposure to such low temperatures can cause frostbite or hypothermia. You need to make sure that your car is properly maintained and in the best running condition so you can drive and stay safe in snow-covered roads.
If you are planning a trip to the beautiful Mt. Charleston for a winter weekend getaway, you can certainly do so even if the roads are covered in a blanket of snow. You can drive to up to this scenic mountain destination for a calm and quiet yet adventurous weekend away from the hectic activity in Las Vegas. It would be a difficult drive, but with the right preparation, you and your passengers can safely reach the scenic mountain in no time at all.
Do the following before you head out for your snowy drive:
1. Check the weather forecast for the day when you plan to drive out to the mountains. This will allow you to adequately prepare for your trip and plan contingencies for road conditions that you could possibly encounter.
2. Assess your car and make sure that everything is working right. Check for leaks, damages, or parts that are in need of repair or replacement. Pay particular attention to tubes and hoses as well as your tires. Don’t forget to check your wiper blades too. Bring your car to an auto shop to make sure that the repairs are done.
3. Familiarize yourself with your route. Print out a map and identify gas stations and auto service shops along your route. You should also have the hotline number of your auto service shop written down in case there is no mobile signal.
4. A day or two before your drive, check that all the fluids under the hood are in the right levels. This includes your brake fluid, oils, radiator antifreeze, and windshield washer fluid among others. Note that you need some of these fluids to be specifically rated for low temperatures and winter driving.
5. Pack your supplies. You should have an emergency supply bag that contains: food (energy bars), water, first aid kit, warm clothing, flashlight, radio, flares, gloves, charged mobile phone, shovel, ice scraper, and a bag of sand. You can use these things in case you encounter problems along the road.
To ensure that your car is safe enough to drive up to Mt. Charleston, take it to Meyers Auto Parts. Call the shop now at (702) 431 – 8000 or visit the website at http://www.meyersautoparts.com/contact-us.html for more information.
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