Driving Tips for Winter

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Winter driving tips can be different from driving in the summer months. The first thing to always be aware of is the ice and snow that are on the roads. Being aware of the road conditions will help you to increase your safety while on the road. You will want to make sure that you check both the weather conditions, as well as the road conditions. When you check the weather, you will know what the weather you are driving into will be. You will also be able to adjust your driving because you will be aware of the road conditions as well.

Winter driving tips include safety kits

You will also want to prepare a winter survival kit for your vehicle. This can include various items and things that you need incase you get stranded. Having non-perishable food items, bottled water, and a flashlight are important. This way you will be able to see, especially if it is dark or starting to get dark. You should also have a phone charger so that you can charge your phone. It is also a good idea to have a snow shovel, so you can shovel if your vehicle is slightly stuck.

 

Remember that you will want to check the air pressure in your tires of the vehicle. During the cold winter months, the pounds per square inch can decrease significantly. You can lose one pound per square inch of air for every ten degree drop in temperature. Before getting ready to drive, make sure the tires are inspected. Check them for any damage or cracks they might have. If a tire has a bulge on it, you will want to make sure to schedule an appointment with us. This way we will be able to inspect the tires for you. Also remember to bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections as well.