With December now upon us, it’s cold out there, and we all have to deal with those dreaded winter driving conditions. To stay safe and keep your wheelchair vehicle in optimal condition, start preparing for those wet and snowy days as soon as possible. Here are a few things that you should do to get your vehicle ready for winter weather.
Any vehicle you drive in winter should be equipped with tires that can effectively maneuver what can sometimes be tricky conditions. Whether you elect to purchase snow tires or just replace your current tires with new ones that have more tread, having good tires is crucial to your safety and the safety of others.
Visibility is another important factor when driving on snowy roads. Your windshield can quickly become covered in snow and rain. Make sure your wipers are in good shape and they completely remove all moisture from your windshield so you can clearly see the road and any obstacles ahead of you. Also refill your windshield wiper fluid with one that includes antifreeze, to prevent your windshield from icing over.
Be sure to have your wheelchair ramp inspected. It needs to be lubricated and the functionality should be checked regularly. If straps or ramps need to be replaced, it’s best to do so now.
The last thing you want is for you vehicle to refuse to start in that cold and icy weather. Have your battery checked, and if you need a new one, now’s the time to act. In case you need a little extra motivation, Bussani Mobility has a special promotion running, 25% off any new battery installed, through December 30, 2018.
It’s worth taking the time to check if your wheelchair vehicle needs any maintenance or repairs before heading out into winter driving conditions. The team of certified technicians at Bussani Mobility is here to help. We want to make sure that you stay safe and secure on the roads in any type of weather.