SNOW DRIVING TIPS

December 20th, 2019 by

SNOW DRIVING TIPS

1. Drive Slowly

Always be sure to adjust your speed depending on the severity of the weather conditions to account for lower traction in ice and snow.

2. A Full Set of Winter Tires

When driving in the snow, winter tires can be helpful, but we recommend that you drive with a full set of winter tires. Only putting a pair of winter tires on the front wheels of a front-wheel-drive car can cause you to spin out. Putting winter tires only on the back of a rear-wheel-drive car will make it difficult to turn in the snow and spin out in dry weather conditions.

3. Accelerate and decelerate slowly

Apply gas slowly to help with traction and to avoid skidding. You can risk skidding if you continue to accelerate and then immediately start to break when you are approaching a stoplight.

4. Roll to a stop

Don’t immediately stop if you can avoid it. It’s better to roll to a stop on snow and ice. Slowing down in advance can give you enough time to stop light and you may allow yourself enough time for the light to change so that you can continue driving.

5. Avoid stopping on hills

Don’t try to power up hills when roads are icy. This may cause your wheels to spin, making it difficult to make it up the hill. Instead, slowly accelerate to make it up the hill safely