It may only be early November, but winter is coming. And snow is coming with it. Therefore, it is important to know what to do when a layer of cold stuff blankets the road. Here are some winter weather driving tips to use.
- Accelerate and Decelerate Slowly
Roads become slick when snow enters the picture. So it’s important to take your time when speeding up or coming to a stop.
- Turn off Cruise Control
During inclement weather conditions, you need all your wits about you. You are much better off using your own driving abilities than relying on a cruise control computer system.
- Give Cars Up Ahead More Room
No one likes a car that follows too closely during nice weather. It’s even worse during snowy weather. Give the driver ahead of you more space, which will in turn give you more space to stop.
By following these winter driving tips, you can handle snow business with no problem.
Plan for the worst and everything else will be a pleasant surprise. While we’re not suggesting you drive every day of the winter expecting to get stranded in a blizzard, there are quite a few things you can do to ensure you fare just fine in the event of a snowstorm. The Huffington Post shared some of these winter driving tips.
Freezing Anti-Freeze: Make absolutely sure that the type of anti-freeze that you use is rated for the lowest temperatures in your area.
Going Blind: Top off your windshield wiping fluid as often as you can. With salt trucks everywhere, the moisture and salt makes a terrible mix for visibility.
Let There Be Light: A flashlight is absolutely essential. Visibility can be reduced dramatically during a blizzard, especially at night. In case of a breakdown, you may need to use the flashlight for a signal.
Who’s Hungry…and Cold: Stash some food in your ride, specifically things that keep well like jerky or peanut butter. Also, throw some blankets in your car as well as extra gloves and a hat.
Those of us here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi wish you a safe and joyous winter!