Get Your Car Ready for Las Vegas Winter

Las Vegas Winter

Las Vegas winter is coming and with it comes potentially dangerous driving conditions that could lead to a traffic accident. Evening temperatures are already in the mid-30s and will drop even lower over the next few weeks. To help you and your family maximize their safety and avoid car accidents, Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys has put together a checklist for getting your vehicle ready for Las Vegas winter.

Check Your Tire Pressure Regularly During Las Vegas Winter

Your tire pressure will drop as the weather becomes colder. On average, tires lose one pound of pressure per square inch (PSI) for every 10-degree drop in temperature. Considering that Las Vegas had temperatures in the 90s in October and is currently hitting the 30s in the evening, it’s a certainty that your tires have lost some air.

Optimal tire pressure is important for a car’s braking, cornering, and handling. Keeping your tires inflated at the PSI suggested by the manufacturer helps you drive safer. As an added bonus, it also helps your car’s efficiency.

With drastically dropping temperatures, it pays to go to a tire shop and get your tire pressure checked. Most tire stores will check pressure and inflate your tires for free, so there’s no excuse not to get it done. Checking your tire pressure is a simple, free, and effective way to prepare your car for Las Vegas winter.

Use Snow Tires When Going to the Mountains

While it’s rare for Clark County to get snow, it happens more regularly in nearby Mount Charleston and Red Rock Canyon. With elevations above 7,000 and 6,000 feet, respectively, these popular getaways receive a much larger amount of snow when a storm hits the area.

If you plan to visit Mount Charleston or Red Rock Canyon, changing to a pair of snow tires for the season is a good idea. These tires have more grip and traction, making it easier to control your car when roads are icy and wet. They can make the difference between staying safe on the road and suffering a Las Vegas winter injury.

Check Your Fluid Levels

Your car has all sorts of fluids coursing through it. Some fluids might not be optimized for temperatures below freezing. Before the weather gets really cold in Las Vegas, it’s a good idea to head to an auto shop to inspect your brake fluid, coolant (antifreeze), engine oil, power steering fluid, transmission fluid (for automatic transmission vehicles), and windshield washer fluid.

Making sure that you have the right amount and kinds of fluids in your car will help make sure that it runs smoothly during Las Vegas winter.

Pack a Las Vegas Winter Car Kit

If you’re an adventurous person that takes road trips on a whim, there’s a chance that you could end up in an area with heavy snow. If you always have a “go bag” ready then you should also have a winter kit ready. Kit contents should include the following:

  • Flashlight
  • Ice scraper
  • Collapsible snow shovel
  • Spare batteries
  • Bottled water
  • Non-perishable food
  • Road flares
  • Jumper cables
  • Blanket or sleeping bag
  • Sturdy shoes
  • First aid kit
  • Candles with matches or lighter

That list may seem excessive to some, but it pays to be ready. A little bit of preparation could prevent a life-altering injury. Getting stranded in the middle of nowhere during subzero temperatures could lead to a catastrophic injury.

Contact Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys

The Nevada legal team at Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys hopes that you and your family have a fun and safe Las Vegas winter. We also hope that you take advantage of the cooler weather and outdoor activities Nevada has to offer during this time of the year. Should you suffer a personal injury during the winter, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team is standing by 24/7 to assist you.

You can reach Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys by phone at 702-877-1500. Our online representatives are available through LiveChat or you can submit your case inquiry via secure contact form. Consultations are free, we do not charge any fees until your case is won, and our attorneys have a proven track record of winning billion-dollar results  for our clients. Don’t let the insurance companies freeze you out this winter. Call Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys today.

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