Winter Driving Tips
Winter is finally here!
That means snow, ice and very very cold mornings
Here are some tips to help winterize your car and be safe this winter!
Check your tires, make sure they are fully inflated
Never mix your tires, this means don't have two studs and two regular tires
Do not use cruise control when it is icy, raining or snowing
Keep your gas tank at least half way full to avoid gas line freezing
Accelerate slowly and take plenty of time to stop at a red light or stop sign. If you try to speed up and it is snowing you have more chances of losing control
Never use hot water to defrost your windows, your windows will crack
Cat Litter, keep it in the back of your car to give some extra weight to the end of your car. Plus if you get stuck in the snow you can use it to help get your car out
Avoid hills and especially avoid stopping on hills. It is hard to get traction when it is snowy or icy, and if you stop there is a good chance you can't get going again
Do not tailgate, the slower you go the better. If you are fishtailing it means you are going too fast. Keep your distance and be patient, better to get home in one piece then not at all.
Drive Safe Everyone!