Whether it’s your first time driving during winter, or if you’re a seasoned veteran of maneuvering snow and ice, it’s always good to brush up on tips for winter driving. At Griffin Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM, we listed out a couple of tips for winter driving, catered to those who are apprehensive about the elements, as well as those who simply need a refresh.
Tips for Driving in the Snow
Hazardous winter road conditions can pop up at any time. If you’ve found yourself battling a snowstorm while driving, the best possible advice is to drive slowly. Roads can get slippery and you can lose control of your vehicle in an instant. Go slow and pay close attention. We also recommend increasing your following distance from three to four seconds to eight to 10. Avoid using cruise control as well, as it takes away full control of your vehicle, and don’t come to a complete stop while traversing up or down a hill.
Really, the best possible advice is to not drive at all. However, we know that this isn’t always practical, which is why it’s crucial to follow the above mentioned tips when taking to the roads this holiday season.
General Tips for Driving During Winter
Inspect your tires and make sure they’re inflated according to the manufacturer’s suggestion and that the tread isn’t too low. Check your gas tank and make sure you have enough to get you to and from your destination.
We have plenty of vehicles that offer all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, whether it be one of our new Jeep vehicles or best family vans. If you’re in need of upgrading or servicing your car to properly deal with winter, stop by our dealership as soon as today!