Learn how you can protect your car this New Year’s Eve.
While your car will probably be one of the last things on your mind this New Year’s Eve, it’s important to remember that your car faces serious risks on this holiday. This New Year’s Eve, take these precautions to ensure that both you and your car stay safe.
1) Don’t Drink and Drive
Though this should go without saying, you should never drink and drive. Not only is drunk driving illegal, but it places, you, your car and the lives of others in danger. Additionally, if you are going out with friends this New Year’s Eve, it is your responsibility to make sure that your friends do not get behind the wheel after drinking. While your friends might be annoyed that you confiscated their keys, risking their anger is better than letting them risk their lives. If you are going to drink this New Year’s Eve, rely on a designated driver, call a cab, or summon an Uber or Lyft to get home safely.
2) Avoid the Roads
Unfortunately, there are many drivers who are irresponsible on New Years Eve. To avoid getting into an accident, the best thing you can do is avoid the roads altogether. Drunk drivers are most active between 8:00 pm and 2:00 am and this is also when the most accidents occur. To protect yourself and your car, simply avoid driving during this time period.
3) Park Inside
Finally, New Year’s Eve is a very popular night for car theft. To prevent this from happening, do your best to park your car inside your garage. Not only will keeping your car inside reduce your risk of car theft, but it will also prevent any damages caused by intoxicated drivers and mischievous vandals. If you do not have access to garage space, move your car off the street. While this won’t completely protect your car, it will reduce your risk for theft and damage.
Employ these strategies to protect yourself and your vehicle this New Year’s Eve. We at Gant Insurance Agency would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy New Year. If you are looking for the right insurance protections for the coming year, contact us. Located in McKinney, Texas, our dedicated team is ready to address all your insurance needs.