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Drive with Care in the Winter

by | Feb 17, 2017 | Auto Repair, Car Care Tips, General Car Maintenance, Winter Driving Tips








When traveling, make sure to drive with caution. This is especially true for roads that are busier and have more traffic. Driving carelessly can lead to accidents and issues on the roadway. Part of making sure the vehicle can travel safely is to make sure you go to regular maintenances. We can inspect parts and components of the vehicle to make sure they are working in the best condition possible. If a part is starting to fail we can notice it. This can help to keep the vehicle reliable for when you need it.


Providing a Safe Distance


It is important to remember not to tailgate. This is because if the vehicle in front of you has to stop suddenly, you will have to come to a quick stop as well. If you follow too closely to the vehicle in front of you, there could be an accident. It is recommended to leave a space of at least three seconds between you and the vehicle in front of you. If the road conditions are less than ideal, the distance should be doubled or tripled. This can help provide an adequate amount of space that is needed for a safe stop. You will also want to leave enough room between you and the vehicle in front of you. If the vehicle in front of you has to swerve to miss an object or hazard, you will wan to have enough time to do the same.


Watch your Speed


While driving, make sure you are aware of the speed limit. When the road conditions or weather conditions are less than ideal, make sure to adjust the speed you are driving accordingly. You should feel comfortable while driving, while also making sure you can handle the vehicle. If the traffic is heavy and is bumper to bumper, slow down. This can help to prevent accidents while driving. Driving appropriately can also help to save on any wear and tear the vehicle might have. It can also help to have the tires last longer. If you notice that the tread is wearing unevenly on the tires, make sure to bring the vehicle in. We can inspect the tires to see if they need to be rotated or aligned. By making sure the tires are in the best condition possible, the tires can last as long as they should. This can also improve the fuel efficiency of the vehicle.


Improve Visibility


Another important tip is to make sure the visibility is the best it can be. Check the windshield for any cracks or divots that it might have. If there is damage to the windshield, it could impair your vision. Also make sure the headlights are clear. Not only do headlights improve your visibility, but they also help to alert people where you are. Also check the blinkers. This can improve the safety for you and those around you. Without working turn signals, drivers around you will not know which way you will be turning. Bring the vehicle in and we can check the fuses for the vehicle. This can help you to have a safe vehicle when you drive.