We suggest you follow these winter driving tips to ensure your safety as the temperature drops.
Driving in the winter can be dangerous if you are not properly prepared and unaware of how your vehicle handles the snow. Follow these tips to ensure your safety on the road this winter.
Prepare Your Vehicle
Always ensure your vehicle is fully prepared for the sudden drop in temperatures. Always keep a winter survival kit in your car. This includes an ice scraper and a shovel. Make sure to check your tires and ensure they can handle the snow. Always keep your gas tank half full this will avoid a gas-line freeze. It will also ensure you can keep your engine running and stay warm if you ever get stuck in the snow. Also make sure your windshield wipers are functioning and you have windshield fluid. This is necessary to ensure you can see clearly during a snow storm.
Always be cautious when driving in the snow, the conditions heighten the risks for accidents if you are not careful. Remember to always accelerate and decelerate slowly. Make sure you hit the gas slowly to accelerate to avoid skids. Don’t speed its dangerous on icy roads. Make sure to give yourself ample time to slow down for stops. Never hit the breaks to fast, this can also cause you to skid and may cause an accident. If you can avoid stopping, try to do so. If your nearing a red light, try to deaccelerate slowly and roll until the light changes.
If you can avoid driving in a snow storm it’s best to do so, especially if you are an inexperienced driver. If it’s a necessity make sure to prepare your vehicle ahead of time and practice cautious driving.