The winter season also brings winter weather. You will want to make sure you know what the weather is doing, and what it could do. This will help you to know how you should drive. When the weather is less than ideal, you will want to slow down on the road. When the winter weather occurs you may experience driving in snow, ice, sleet, or any mixture. It is always best to slow down and take your time. Going faster than you are comfortable with can result in losing control of your vehicle and potential accident. If you go too fast and hit a patch of ice, you can quickly start sliding. Remember to take corners and curves at a slower speed.
If you are driving when it is snowing, make sure to be aware that the roads could be slick. Snow can quickly build up on the roads. This will lead to them becoming slick, especially if the temperatures are less than freezing. You should look to also see how the other vehicles are driving on the road. If they are going slower, that can be a good indication that the roads are slippery. Remember to leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you as well. This gives you enough time to respond if the person slams on the brakes. While it is normally recommended to have three seconds between vehicles, when it is poor weather, it should be doubled or tripled.
Also be sure to check the air pressure of the tires. They should have the correct amount to help your vehicle travel safer on the roads. Tires that are over or under inflated can lead to them blowing out or picking up sharp objects. If you are not sure what the correct amount should be, make sure that you contact us.