It’s the middle of fall, and the temperature is slowly dropping, which can only mean one thing, winter is right around the corner. Snow will start falling from the sky before we know it and the roads will begin to get slippery and dangerous. Here are some helpful tips for driving in the snow:
Don’t drive while being fatigued. Be well rested if you’re planning a long drive. Driving through heavy snow requires a lot of attention and awareness.
Warming your car up in an enclosed area could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Always be sure if you are heating your vehicle in a garage, that the door is open.
Be sure that your car tires are fully inflated. Dull or flat tires will reduce the amount of traction and gas usage.
Try keeping your car tank at least half full. If it gets too low, there is an increased chance at gas line freeze-up.
Don’t use your cruise control in any snowy or slippery conditions. Accelerate and decelerate slowly. If you try to accelerate too fast in the snow, you’re at a high chance of skidding. Take your time and drive slowly. Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads so why the rush?
Drive safe and follow these steps to avoid accidents as snow is one of the leading causes of crashes.