It's that time of year again: winter weather is coming, and it's coming fast. Are you (and your car) ready for the perils of driving on snowy, icy, and just plain cold roads? Here are a few winter driving tips to keep you safe and cozy this season!
Maintenance Matters for Winter Driving
Believe it or not, the first--and perhaps the most important--winter driving tip isn't about "driving" at all. It's all about proper car service and maintenance. You don't want to be driving over a snowy mountain to visit family for the holidays, only to suddenly remember that your car hasn't been serviced in a while--and that it's starting to act up. So grab your keys and head down to your mechanic for a little vehicle TLC. You, your passengers, and your car will all thank you!
Drive Like a Pro With These Tips
Tip #1: Know your vehicle
No two vehicles handle winter driving in the same way. That's why it's best to get a little practice-time in before terrible weather starts to hit. Avoid main roads so you can take your time navigating snow, ice, and your car's specialized settings and features.
Tip #2: Pack an emergency kit
In all honesty, you need two emergency kits: one for you and one for your car. The one for you should have equipment like flashlights, bandages, blankets, food, water, and a phone charger, while the one for your car should include jumper cables and other troubleshooting gear.
Tip #3: Check everything out
Tires, windshield wipers, fluids, lights, belt & hose--everything needs to be given a quick but regular check before you start on a long winter's drive.
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