You gear up before venturing outside in wintertime — mittens, earmuffs, boots, and all. Your car deserves the same treatment. Whether you’re expecting drizzle in Seattle or snow in Denver, prepare yourself for Mother Nature’s mood swings.
Give your vehicle a quick checkup, inside and out. Your windshield wipers and tires should be fresh. Then, get under the hood: Your battery, brakes, and heater are extra-essential during cold weather.
Pack an emergency kit. Include the basics, like a first-aid kit and tire-changing tools. Give your kit the Lyft touch by going above and beyond - the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has some stellar suggestions.
Slow down, especially on slick or icy streets. If you’re not confident driving in the current conditions, pull off to the side of the road. Weather changes will pass! Call roadside assistance sooner than later if needed.
Seasons come and go, but Lyft is always here for you in case of an accident. Here’s what to do:
- Make sure everyone’s okay, and reach out to your local police. They’ll know whether to send backup.
- Exchange info with everyone involved, and notify your insurance.
- Call Lyft’s Critical Response Line. We’re available 24/7 for emergencies.
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