Winter Driving means Being aware of the Weather

Winter

 

When you drive on the roads in the winter, make sure that you are aware of the vehicles around you. You will also want to make sure that you are able to see the best that you can. Having a windshield free of any cracks or divots is important. When there is damage to the windshield, it will impair the visibility when you are driving. It might distract you from an accident, vehicle in the road, or some other object. If there is damage to the windshield, it will eventually get worse with time. Having the windshield fixed right away will help prevent a crack from extending and making the windshield worse. Small damage can be repaired, but if it becomes worse, then the windshield may need to be replaced.

Know the Weather conditions

It is also recommended to know what the weather forecast might be. When snow and ice is expected, you will want to adjust your driving. Leave in plenty of time so you are able to drive slow and safe. Adding extra time and leaving early will help you to drive at a comfortable speed, and still reach your destination safely. Make sure that you have an ice scrapper in your vehicle, so you can clear off the windshield and windows fully. It is also important to make sure that you have extra windshield washer fluid, incase you run out when driving.

Slick Roads

If it is snowing or sleeting, be aware that the roads could be slick. You will want to know what the weather is doing, and what the temperature is. If it is around freezing, you will probably have to drive on slick roads, and even black ice. Keeping control of your vehicle and remaining calm is important. Only drive a speed that you are comfortable at. You can also help keep the vehicle running efficiently by bringing it in for regular maintenance. This way we can inspect all the parts and components for you.