Winter can be a very dangerous time to drive in your car. But you don't have a choice if you need to go to work or run errands for the busy holiday season. There are ways that you can make driving in winter safe for yourself and those around you. Here are some important winter driving tips every car owner should know.
Windows and Mirrors
Make sure that you remove all ice and snow from your windows and mirrors. You can use a windshield scraper to get rid of snow and ice or you can use a windshield defroster. You need to make sure that your windshield and mirrors are clear for you to communicate with other road users when necessary.
Before driving make sure that your wipers are not stuck to the windscreen. Also, make sure that your wiper blades are in good condition and that they press against the windscreen. This will help to wipe snow and ice from your windscreen.
Make sure there is washing fluid in your washer. You can use anti-freeze liquid in your washer. If you can't see because the washer of windscreen blades failed, pull over and fix the problem.
It is very important to make sure there is enough tread on your tires. The tread on your tires is very important to drive on snow and to steer the car.
It can be dangerous driving in snow. The road is wet and slippery. Driving too fast in snow can let your car slide on the wet road and then it will be difficult to get control over your car. Drive slow and have control over your car at all times.
Get a Winter Emergency Kit for Your Car
It can just happen that your car gets you stuck next to the road and there is no one to help you. An emergency winter kit can help you stay alive. Make sure there is non-perishable foods, a flashlight and a blanket in the kit.
If you need to get your vehicle ready for winter, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Auto Fitness in Gainesville, GA today!