Tips for Driving in Snow

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Tips for Driving in Snow

The Top Tips for Driving in Snow

No matter how much you love winter, there’s no denying that it can be a little scary to drive in. The roads are slick and full of hazards, and the cold air can take a toll on your body.

But don’t worry! We’ve got your back. We’ve made a list of tips for driving in snow so you can get where you need to go without worrying about slipping off the road or getting stuck in a ditch.

Here are our top 3 top tips for driving in snow:

Remove snow and ice from your car.

It’s a good idea to clean your car windows, especially the windshield, before you head out on the road. Snow and ice accumulating on your car’s roof can fly off while driving, posing a danger to other drivers. Also, when you brake, snow on the top of your car can slide forward and cover your windshield. This is why you will want to remove the snow from the roof of your vehicle.

Remember to also clean the snow off your front and rear lights, too. This will help others on the road see you better.

Fuel Up

When the cold weather has arrived, it’s time to make sure that your tank is ready for the winter. If you want to stay safe on the road and avoid getting stuck in a snowstorm, it’s always a good idea to keep your tank half full when the winter comes in.

It’s easy to forget about this simple step, but keeping your car fueled is one of the best ways to prepare for emergencies and avoid being stranded on the side of the road in freezing temperatures.

Slow Down

Driving in winter can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be dangerous. The best way to stay safe on the road is to slow down!

Speed limits are set for ideal driving conditions; reducing your speed to account for lower traction when driving on snow and ice helps you avoid skidding or spinning out. So often, we see people acting like their cars will act the same in the snow as they do in the summertime, often with disastrous results. By slowly and steadily accelerating, you can gradually gain traction without a ton of wheel spin, and while it may take a little more muscle than normal in order to get up to speed, going full throttle can create a world of chaos and heartbreak.

Check Your Brakes

Brakes are an essential part of your car and should be checked regularly. When you check your brakes, you’re making sure that they’re working properly and that there are no problems with them. If you don’t check your brakes regularly, there’s a chance that you might put yourself or others in danger—especially if there’s something wrong with the brakes and you don’t know about it!

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