For Immediate Release:
SAINT PAUL, MN – This holiday season, millions of Americans will pile into their vehicles and travel considerable distances to visit family and friends. With recent weather projections predicting snow the next few weeks, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman has issued a consumer alert, providing tips to help consumers stay safe and insured on Minnesota roads this winter.
“The holiday season adds a layer of risk for those driving through hazardous road conditions,” said Commissioner Rothman. “Minnesotans are less likely to stay home following a snow or ice storm and long distances can often place drivers on unfamiliar roads. Staying safe and protected is not entirely a game of chance, however. I encourage all drivers to follow these simple tips to make sure their insurance policy and their car are ready for the winter conditions.”
The Department of Commerce produced the following guide to help holiday drivers reach their destination safely and to help maximize their insurance protection. Consumers are also encouraged to visit the Minnesota Department of Commerce website for information about how to file an insurance claim if an accident does occur.
TOP FIVE AUTO INSURANCE TIPS
CAR SAFETY AND WINTER TIPS
To avoid car troubles, schedule regular tune-ups and oil changes. If you are going on a trip to visit family this holiday season, make sure to get your car checked out in advance. If you want to do some basic maintenance yourself, here are a few simple things you can do to ensure your car is ready for winter driving.