Winter Driving Tips and Tricks to Remember
A friendly reminder is always OK in my book when it comes to winter driving. As we are just in the real start of winter, here are some things to keep in mind.
With the recent snowstorms the East Coast and other areas have received this season, news outlets are sharing the tips and tricks more frequently.
Of-course the main points you hear are: slow and steady, don't break hard, and use extra caution while crossing traffic. Fox News had a good point saying "There are two areas to focus on: preparing the car and preparing the occupants..". This means not only to make sure your car is taken care of but those inside it. Fluids, tire pressure and any snow or ice build-up should be removed. Knowing how your car is in the snow and knowing how you drive are key factors as well.
I enjoyed this list from the National Safety Council on preparing your car for winter and things you can check more frequently to ensure safe travel.
- Hoses and fan belts
- Spark plugs
- Air, fuel and emissions filters, and PCV valve
- Tire wear and air pressure
- Antifreeze level and freeze line
Ways you can avoid wrecks are: leave extra space between you and another vehicle, don't be in a rush, and try not to stop while going uphill.