Tips for Getting Your Car Ready for Bad Weather

Take these suggestions to prep your car for inclement weather.

While winter is coming to an end, this does not mean the end of bad weather.  Because exposure to extreme weather conditions can cause damage to your car, it’s important that you take steps to prepare for the worst.  Here are some of the things that you should do to prep your car for inclement weather.

  • Take Photos

Make sure you have pictures that accurately represent your car’s condition prior to a storm.  This way, you have proof that any storm damage your car sustains was actually caused by the weather.  Be sure that you take photos of the interior and exterior of your vehicle.

  • Protect Important Items

Make copies of your car registration and insurance information and store them in a safe, waterproof place.  Additionally, give copies of your car keys to family members in case you lose yours or in case they need to access your vehicle during an emergency situation.

  • Fill Your Gas Tank

Before a major storm event hits, fill up your car and think about having additional fuel on hand.  This way, you are ready to evacuate without having to be concerned about gas.

  • Park Strategically

If possible, park your car inside a garage so it has protection from the wind and driving rains.  If garage parking is unavailable to you, parking your car near a building can provide partial protection for your vehicle.  Make sure you avoid parking near trees or under powerlines; they could get knocked down and fall onto your car.

These are some of the steps that you should take to prep your car for inclement weather.  Want another way to protect your car?  Then make sure you have the right auto insurance in place.  For assistance with all your car coverage needs, contact the experts at Mike Leonard Insurance Agency.  Our dedicated team is eager to find you the right coverage from one of our many carriers, including: Kemper, MetLife, Nationwide, Travelers, Safeco Insurance, Progressive, and American Strategic Insurance.