How can I drive safely in snow?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 at 8:09 pm
View of Tire in winter

Tips for safe winter driving 

Winter is here and there is going to be more snow. There are several ways to help keep your vehicle from sliding on snowy roads and that is why we have created this list of tips for safe winter driving. Let’s take a look and see what you can do to prepare for the snow and ice on the road. 


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Car covered in snow

Drive Slowly 

The first rule of driving in snow is to drive slowly. Driving slowly gives you more time if you need to brake unexpectedly and more control of your vehicle overall. This is especially true when making turns. It is very easy for a vehicle to spin or swing in the snow. 

Maintenance 

Another way you can help protect your vehicle during the winter is having the proper equipment. You should make sure your brakes and wheels are ready for the winter roads. If your brakes are squeaking or the brake pedal is stiff, you may need new brake pads. If the tires are worn, a tire rotation may be in order. 

Roads 

Another way to drive safely is to choose your route. There are a lot of roads that do not get plowed as quickly as other roads. By choosing your route based on busier roads, you should be able to reach your destination with less trouble than taking back roads that may be unplowed to your destination. 


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Winter can be brutal to drivers, from making their vehicle work harder to more hazardous driving conditions. These are some of our tips for safe winter driving that can help you out. If you would like to learn about our available models, check out our online inventory and schedule a test drive with us at Poulin Auto Sales today. 

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