Winter Driving Tips
Winter can be a wonderful time of the year. We have the holidays, skiing and tons of events we love to enjoy. There are, however, some issues that can arise in the winter. Winter can present some very dangerous situations on the road. Roads can get slippery and sometimes you won’t even know that the conditions are the way they are.
Here are some tips to keep you safe throughout the winter.
- Be sure to properly rested while driving. If you are tired, your response time will be delayed, which can cause some issues on the road.
- Be sure your vehicle passes all of the proper safety tests and be sure that all of your tires are properly inflated.
- Keep track of all weather alerts to know what to expect and if things are looking bad, look to take shelter and wait out a storm.
- Accelerate and decelerate slowly to avoid slipping and skidding on slick roads. It is very easy in slick weather to slide by a stop sign or red light in slippery conditions.
- Check your cooling system. Be sure the antifreeze in your car will protect your car throughout the low temperatures of the winter
- Be careful with your windshield wipers. Be sure to always turn off your wipers before you shut down your car. Also be sure that all ice is scraped away from your windshield prior to turning on your wipers. By not doing this you will wear down your wipers and they will no longer be as effective as they can be.
- If you are going out in the snow, try to use a car with all-wheel drive. Cars with Rear or Front wheel drive do not have the same traction and can be more dangerous on the road in slippery conditions.
- If there is any sun glare look into polarized glasses or a car sun visor.
These are just a few tips that you can use during the winter to remain safe. There are plenty of other tips that can be used to stay safe and if you have any other good tips we would be happy to hear from you in the comments below.