The winter weather is here in full force with many states already getting hit with major snow storms. Unless you live in one of those lucky states that don’t get snow, at some point you will be driving in snowy icy roads. Here are a few tips to remember if you need to be on the roads.
1. BLACK ICE – If the road looks slick, it probably is. Test the traction with a smooth brake application or slight turn of the wheel.
2. SLOW DOWN – Drive slower & leave yourself at least 3x more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.
3. BRAKE GENTLY – To avoid skidding brake gently. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake.
4. STEERING CAN BE TRICKY – If you get yourself into a tricky spot steer in the direction you want the front wheels to go. If your rear wheels are sliding left, steer left. If they’re sliding right, steer right.
5. GETTING STUCK – Do not spin your wheels -this will only dig you in deeper. Turn your wheels from side to side a few times to push snow out of the way then touch on the gas lightly, to ease your car out.
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