Driving in the winter, especially in the snow, can prove to be more difficult than driving when the roads are clear and dry. Often, it’s hard to explain to people how to drive in the snow. It’s one of those things where, if you don’t do it, you’re going to experience a small learning curve. Even if you do have experience driving in the snow, there are a few things that you should keep in mind before venturing out into the winter weather.
Accidents often happen in the winter. If you find that you’re in need of a minor job, such as a mobile windshield repair service in Yardley or the surrounding areas, Auto Glass Fitters is here to help. Here are three winter weather driving tips:
- Do Everything Slower
We mean it. Take corners more slowly; brake more slowly; accelerate slowly. Doing this will let you maintain control of your vehicle and minimize the chance of getting into an accident. It takes longer to slow down when roads are icy or wet, so if it feels like you’re going slow, you’re probably doing something right.
- Go Up (and Down) Hills the Right Way
Hills can be dangerous in the snow and even in wintery mixes. Going up and down them the right way can help you continue on your trip without issue. Here are a few tips:
- Don’t power up a hill — it could cause your tires to start spinning
- Maintain inertia from the strip of road leading up to the hill, apply gas, and coast to the top
- Don’t stop on a hill. Chances are, if you stop on a snowy hill, you won’t be able to get started again
- Brake, and maintain control of your vehicle as you go down hills. Try to go as slowly as possible.
- Inspect Your Tires
Tires, as you could imagine, are one of the most important parts of your car, and it makes sense. They’re the singular part of your vehicle that actually touches the ground you’re moving on, so you need to take care of them. We have a couple of blogs that talk about what you can do to make sure your tires are ready for winter. You can view them here and here.
Stay Safe This Winter and Beyond
There are quite a few things you can do to prep for driving in winter weather. One of them is making sure your windshield is in good condition. If you’re in need of front or back windshield repair in Yardley or the surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 1-877-256-2054.