Safe Winter Driving Tips
Post on 22-Jan-2017
Safe Winter Driving Tips
Winter and falling snowflakes are always exciting to watch but this severe weather can become a frightening nightmare for
your car if you don't follow safety rules in winter road.
Winter roads give a number of challenges to you and your vehicle that only can be avoidable if you have done a pre-winter
But the vehicle also need a regular service that will help the vehicle to be in track in winter and other seasons.
Here are some tips to get ready for snowy road condition.
:- When you stuck on snowy road accelerate and decelerate slowly, if you make sudden brake it can skid.
:- Never brake in hurry. The vehicle takes a little longer on icy road to stop where you can get a full control over it.
:- Give your journey a little extra time as in winter every move happens slowly like stooping, turning, accelerating etc.
:- The less use of anti-lock brakes can be a safe step when vehicle is stock on icy road as it will start to skid immediately.
:- When ABS is very much needed then make sure to press the brake hard which will generate a vibration while stopping the
:- If you can avoid to stop in unnecessary places then do it. Because in winter the vehicle takes extra fuel to restart the
vehicle and get it rolling.
:- Always keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle as that will help you out in case of emergency.
:- Avoid the use of cruise control on snowy road as sometimes you need to control the vehicle manually.
:- Always drive with headlights ON. This will give a better visibility of road and other vehicles around.
:- Always make sure to maintain the fuel tank full in winter time as you don't know when you will be needing it or get stuck on
road for a while.
:- The full tank filled gas can be helpful for keeping you warm inside the vehicle when you caught on cold.
:- Make sure to check the windshield and wiper blades whether they are in good condition or not? This will give a clear vision of
the road in winter.
:- As there is always a problem with visibility and road conditions in winter, you should reduce the speed limit
and increase the following distance for your safety.
:- Always monitor the weather condition of the areas where you mostly commute in your vehicle.
:- If you must travel during winter then make sure to check the most important parts of your vehicle before moving.
:- Make sure that your vehicle's battery and charging system are working topnotch, if the former or later is faulty then it can
leave you stranded on road for hours.
:- The availability of right amount of antifreeze inside the vehicle prevent engine overheating. It also maintain warm
temperature inside the vehicle engine.
:- Make sure to keep your windshield washer reservoir full in winter as sometimes when you use it more often, you will run
out of it when you need it more.
:- If you are thinking about a new car , then make sure to concentrate on safety features first that will keep you safe in all