winter driving

Tips to driving your car during winter

Driving during winter can be one of the most challenging things to do. The snow falling makes the roads slippery which may most likely cause an accident. Besides that, the driver’s visibility is reduced making it easier for an accident to occur. If you plan on driving during winter, the following are some of the helpful tips to drive your car during winter

Preparation of your vehicle

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When the winter comes it is necessary to ensure that your car has a winter driving kit. The kit includes a snow shovel, sand, salt and an ice scrapper as well. One should also examine their tires to ensure that they can manage to work during this weather or they will need to be replaced with snow tires.

Other preparation measures include making sure that your tank is always full if not have at least half tank. This will help you in staying warm as you drive or wait to be rescued in case of anything. The car’s AC should also be in good working condition, the windshield wipers should also be checked to ensure they are working. The windshield fluid should also be enough to help you through the winter.

Be informed

Before hitting the road, one should be informed about the weather condition and the situation on the road. Be sure to listen to the local news which will be instrumental in giving you insights on what to expect. One can also get weather alerts on the phone to keep them updated on the places they will be driving to. Caution should be exercised when using your phone, read the alerts when you are not driving to avoid being distracted when driving.

While on the road

Before leaving the parking, one should clear the snow and ice from their car. Their mirrors, lights, trunk, hood, and windows should not have any snow. The headlights should also be on while driving. This will ensure that one can be seen by the other road users. One should be cautious especially when the snow banks limit their visibility.

It is important to note that the speed limits are meant for dry roads, not the ones filled with snow. One may want to drive slowly to ensure they do not cause an accident. One should also refrain from using the cruise control. It will be necessary that you stay in control of your vehicle during this winter time. Extra caution should be exercised in areas such as bridges and overpasses. These are the areas which are hot by snow first. It is necessary that you wear your seat belt always. If driving to a location with limited cell phone coverage one should inform a third party of where they will be going.

If one is stuck

winter driving 3During the winter one may end up being caught in the snow. Under this instance, one should stay in their car until help arrives. The car heater can be run to make you stay warm. This is the reason why you should have enough fuel to cater for such an emergency. The heating can be done ten minutes after every hour.…

gift buying

Need to buy a gift – here are some tips

There are different occasions that one will want to buy a gift for someone, it could also be for a variety of reasons. One would want to appreciate a friend, family member or colleague for something they have done and say thank you. It could be a special occasion or day and one needs to buy a gift. Whatever, the reason may be, it could be challenging to choose the right gift for a person. The search can be overwhelming when one goes shopping. How then does one get to find the best gift? Below are tips to guide one.

The occasion

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There are different occasions that one may need to purchase a gift. Considering the occasion will help one buy the appropriate gift for the person. What is the occasion, is it a wedding, birthday, anniversary, is it mothers or fathers day, are you attending a bridal or baby shower or a graduation. Do you want a gratitude gift or a gift at a luncheon for a guest who is being honored? Another factor that one needs to think about is the age of the person they intend to get the gift for. For instance, the gift one gets for a child on their birthday will differ from what one gets for a teenager or adult. Also what one buys for a lady will be different from what they get a gentleman.

Think of what the person may need

Another tip is to consider what the person may need or want. This will help one find a practical gift that will be useful to the person and they will appreciate. Factors that one can think of are what is the person’s interests, what do they enjoy to do, what have they been looking forward to have. Are they sportish, do they like reading or cooking. Do some research, talk to the person and get cues of what they may want. Also, talk to their family members or friends and ask for some ideas.

Budget

gift shoppingOne needs to have a budget range to guide them as they purchase the gift. This will help one stay within their limits as they look for a gift to buy. With many options of gifts, it is wise that one has a budget to guide them. When it comes to gifts, it is the thought that counts.

In conclusion, there are a wide range of gifts that one can buy for a person from perfumes to colognes to jewelry, books and recipe books, toys for children, journals for a teenager or a gift pack that has an assortment of items. One can also get a person tickets to a concert, pay a vacation. There are many options that one can consider when looking for a gift.…