As you may know, driving in the snow can be a real challenge, particularly if you are not very experienced in doing so. It can also be more difficult to drive in the snow if your vehicle is not equipped with features that make doing so a bit easier, such as all-wheel or four-wheel drive.
However, it is still possible to drive safely in the snow, regardless of what type of equipment you have. Read on to learn three tips for driving in the snow.
#1 - Adjust Your Speed
Adjust your speed for the road and weather conditions. It is essential to slow down and drive according to the amount of snowfall and how slick the roads are. This will give you more time to react should something unexpected happen on the road, such as a skid or an animal crossing.
#2 - Leave Plenty of Space Between Vehicles
Make sure you leave plenty of space between yourself and other drivers in front of you so that you can brake safely if needed. It is wise to leave ample additional space between vehicles as slowing down and stopping in the snow can be very different than it is on dry roads.
#3 - Pack Emergency Supplies With You
Be prepared for winter driving with emergency supplies in your car. Make sure you have a cell phone charger, blankets, water bottles, snacks, etc., just in case. In addition, it is important to keep your gas tank at least half full; having fuel in the vehicle helps prevent frozen gas lines and allows you to keep your vehicle running if you become stuck in the snow.
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We wish you safe travels this winter!