Remember to drive slow and with caution when you are on the roads this winter. If it starts to snow, make sure to adjust your driving. When the roads get snow, even just slightly, they will become slick and slippery. You will want to extend the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. If there is an accident or the vehicle slams on the brakes, you will want enough time and space to stop. This will help you from having an accident. By easing into a stop, the vehicle behind you can also be prepared to stop.
Ice Covered Roads
When the roads are icy, you will not want to slam on your brakes. Doing so can cause your vehicle to slide all over the road. You will want to make sure that the tires are in the best condition possible. The tread of the tires help you to maintain better control of your vehicle. If the tires are bald or low on tread, they will be more prone to sliding, even on slightly wet roads. If you place a penny upside down in the groove of the tread, you can determine if the tires should be replaced. By seeing the top of Lincoln’s head, you will know the tread is too low.
Also remember to check the windshield wipers on your vehicle. They are important in order to make sure that you have the best visibility possible. If there is ice and snow buildup on the wipers, you will want to make sure to clean it off as soon as you can. If you leave it on, the snow can continue to build up and make seeing near impossible. The ice buildup can also lead to the windshield becoming scratched when they operate. If your vehicle has a rear wiper, make sure to check it is in the best condition as well.