There are a lot of people who are driving without insurance even though they shouldn’t. Although you can’t avoid having all car accidents, there are some things that you can do to help avoid having a car accident with someone who is driving without car insurance. When your car is in good shape and you are driving in good conditions, you have a better chance of avoiding an accident.
Regularly service your car to avoid having a car accident without insurance
It’s important to have regular maintenance done to your car. Be sure your cooling system, battery, and wipers for your windshield are in wonderful shape. You’re going to spend a lot less money when you service your car rather than having it towed and fixed if it gives out during the wintertime. Being prepared for the winter weather is a lot better than assuming that you won’t have a problem.
Add chains or purchase snow tyres in snowy climates to avoid having a car accident without insurance
If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you might want to think about getting tyres that are specifically made for snow. These kind of tyres have unique traits which dig through snow and give the vehicle much better traction. The rubber of the tyres is also tenderer. This means they’re not going to freeze hard in the cold temperatures. The tires that are all season don’t properly clean themselves and they become clogged when the snow is deep. Although buying four snow tires is the best idea, if you have a rear wheel drive car you might just be able to put them on your rear wheels. This isn’t recommended though because you’re going to have trouble with the steering once you get going.
Practise driving during the winter to avoid having a car accident without insurance
If you’re new to driving, or if you have moved to an area that has bad weather in winter, it’s a good idea to practise driving to get used to it. After a storm, go to a parking lot that’s huge and empty. Take an experienced driver with you. Practise braking safely, what to do when you skid, and learning what your car does when the winter comes. It actually can be really fun, because you don’t have any other cars to worry about and it’s safe.
These are things that you can do to help avoid accidents with other cars. But if you have been injured in an accident with someone who is uninsured, make sure that you get a solicitor. They are going to help you with your case. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Category: Uninsured driver claim