Driving with snow and ice build up on your car is hazardous. During the winter months, it is important for car owners to clear snow, ice and related debris from multiple exterior surfaces in order to maintain high visibility and promote safe driving. In the advent of driver-assistance technology, snow and ice-build up prompt car owners to maintain their vehicle’s windows and mirrors as well as the sensors and cameras connected to their vehicle’s driving safety systems.
A number of surfaces need to be cleared of snow and ice following a winter storm. Review the following checklist in order to ensure your car is road-ready and frost-free on an icy day.
- Snow can be brushed off a vehicles roof and tires using a soft bristle broom. In addition, remove snow and ice from the side and back windows.
- Clear away snow, ice and dirt from headlights, indicators, tail lights, and brake lights.
- Using an ice scraper, remove ice from a vehicles front and rear windshield and side view mirrors. Break apart rigid blocks of ice that coat and restrict windshield wiper blades.
- Driver-assistance technology sensors are located on a number of exterior surfaces. It is important to make sure the following sensors are not impeded by blockage and debris: ultrasonic parking sensors located on the front and side bumper, front radar window located on the grill, and rear ultrasonic sensors located on the back bumper.
- Clear away snow from all driver-assistance technology cameras, to include: front lane departure camera on the upper middle front windshield, blind spot monitoring and 360 degree cameras on the side view mirrors, and back-up camera located near the license plate.
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