Falling snow can be a beautiful, but it means dangerous conditions if you plan to head out on the road. Here are some tips and best practices that can help you stay safe and secure when driving in winter conditions.
Drive with your headlights on to improve visibility both ways
Avoid using cruise control – in adverse conditions, you want control
Be cautious on bridges, overpasses, etc. – they might be icy even if the roads are not
Avoid passing snow plows and sand trucks – drivers have limited visibility and the road in front may be unsafe
Know and practice how to drive in winter conditions – like braking on ice
Properly warm-up your vehicle
Winter Tires – Do not wait to get them, they are amazing in winter conditions
Windshield Wipers – Ensure they are winter rated and serviceable
Know your car – every car is different: 4 wheel drive, traction control, stability control, etc.
Clean off the entire car – not only for your visibility but for the vehicles behind you
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