5 Vehicle Tips for Hurricane Season


5 Vehicle Tips for Hurricane Season

Keeping your vehicle safe during the hurricane season is not just about ensuring it is safe. It also deals with various precautionary measures after the hurricane subsides. Here are five vehicle tips for hurricane season from Capital Nissan of Wilmington to ensure your vehicle is protected.

1. Don't drive unless you have to. Not only are you at risk, but your vehicle too becomes endangered. If you must take your car out, watch out for walls that have gotten loose, snapped branches and trees, and broken power supply poles and wires.

2. Hurricanes can cause some severe harm, so the better you are prepared for it, the easier it will be to get through it. Keep yourself updated on weather forecasts and announcements of hurricanes that are expected to hit your area. If you know that a storm will hit your area, click pictures of your vehicle before and after the ordeal. These photos will be necessary to claim insurance for damages caused by the hurricane. Remember, post-hurricane pictures alone will not do. Ensure the images are dated as well.

3. Keeping your valuable vehicle papers safe during a hurricane is as essential as keeping your vehicle safe. Ensure you have copies of all your vehicle documents and vehicle insurance papers. Store these in plastic bags in a safe, dry place. Let other family members with driving licenses know where these papers are kept. Or, to be on the safe side, you could ensure that each member of the family has a copy of the records. This way, if you are separated from your family and your vehicle, a family member will be able to drive.

4. Make duplicates of the vehicle key or vehicle fob. Again, as with the case of the vehicle documents, ensure that family members have a spare set.

5. Finally, ensure your vehicle is parked in a safe place. It is most protected in a garage. If you live in a low-lying area, park on higher ground or in a vehicle park that's at least a few stories high. If you don't have a garage, remember not to park under trees or electric poles.

Source: Nissan