Winter weather conditions can make driving a scary experience, but here are some tips for making it through slippery roads and snowy weather.
Sometimes the best winter driving tip is simply not to drive. Nature just can’t be stopped, and even if you’re experienced at driving in the snow, other drivers may not be.
Know Your Tires
Opt for winter tires for increased traction. But even if you use all-season tires, check the tread depth to make sure you’re good to go.
Be Cautious, Even With AWD
All-wheel drive helps your vehicle keep going even in deep snow, but it won’t keep you from sliding around corners or sliding at all, for that matter. AWD keeps you moving, but does nothing to help you stop.
Visibility is Key
Make sure to have your headlights on in low visibility so other drivers can see you and you can see other drivers. Your defroster and wipers should be working too, so make sure to have those inspected before you head into the winter months.
Slow and Steady
When all else fails, don’t rush. It’s better to be late for work by a few minutes because you were going 20 below the speed limit than to get in an accident or get stranded on the side of the road.
Be aware of winter weather conditions and the ways in which you can drive safely. Remember that safety is the priority no matter what!