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Spring Rain Driving Sparks Insurance Kenosha WI


Along with warmer weather, spring brings rain and the potholes of last winter.

Springtime brings rain and the aftereffects of winter weather — potholes and uneven pavement. Keep these driving tips in mind before you travel:

  • Spring showers bring May flowers — and wet driving conditions: 

    Slow down on slick roads, and increase your following distance even when mist begins to fall. Just a small amount of water can mix with oil and grease on the road to create slippery conditions. 

  • Even just wet pavement can be slippery. Hydroplaning is a loss of traction and can result in an out of control slide.

  • Share the road: 

    Warm weather brings out motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

  • Understand the impact of medications on driving:

    For many people, spring means seasonal allergies. Over-the-counter allergy drugs can have side effects or interact with other medications to diminish your driving ability.

  • If possible, go around potholes:

    Deep potholes can throw your car out of alignment or worse, forcing you to buy a new wheel and a new tire. You may be able to file a claim (laws differ from city to city and state to state), but you you'll likely have to prove negligence on the part of the city.

  • Avoid driving through large puddles:

    Driving through water can impair your brakes, cloud your vision, or cause you to hydroplane.

  • Keep your tires properly inflated: 

    Full tires can reduce the damage caused by potholes and other road hazards.


Remember your business/commercial auto or personal auto insurance may have add-on's to help if you find your self in need of help following one of these situations, such as roadside assistance, towing, and rental car reimbursement. Call or contact a Sparks Insurance agent today for a review of your policies or to get a personal auto quote or commercial/business auto quote.


SOURCE - AARP - Spring Driving Tips
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