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Driving Safely during Severe Weather

Without a good driving record, affordable fast car insurance quotes will be pretty hard to come by. We'll give you tips on how to drive safely in severe weather to help you.

Hurricanes

Your first concern should be that you and your loved ones are safe. If you live in a hurricane-prone area, you want to make sure you include comprehensive coverage when you get fast car insurance quotes. To protect your vehicle in a hurricane, you should do the following:

  • Get your vehicle away from trees and other objects that could cause damage in the storm
  • Put your vehicle in a garage if possible
  • If you might have to use your vehicle to evacuate, plot out a route carefully, keep your gas tank full, and have supplies on hand in case of emergency

Hail

A few short minutes of hail can do serious damage to your vehicle, which is again why comprehensive coverage is so important to purchase when you look into fast car insurance quotes. Here are a few tips to help keep you and your car safe:

  • Know the weather patterns that precede hail so you can prepare
  • If hail is predicted, move your vehicle under a protective structure
  • If you can't put your vehicle in a covered area, cover the biggest surfaces of your car with thick blankets
  • Don't go outside after the hailstorm has begun
  • If you are driving when it starts to hail, try to pull under a covered structure. If none is available, pull to the side of the road and wait for the storm to subside.

Flood or Heavy Rain

Flash flooding can happen up to 12 hours after a major rain storm. One way to keep your fast car insurance quotes affordable is to avoid filing claims. In what follows, we'll give you tips on how to avoid having to file a claim related to flood or heavy rain damage:

  • Go around large puddles, even if they don't look deep. Even a couple inches of water splashing into your engine can cause major damage.
  • Drive slowly and put your headlights on when driving in heavy rain
  • Allow sufficient time to brake and brake slowly to prevent hydroplaning
  • If you live on a flood plane, make sure you know the evacuation routes and have plenty of gas in your car

Any additional answers to questions you have may be found in the frequently asked questions.

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