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10-09-19

How can I drive safely in the snow?

Tire on a snowy road

Tips for safe winter driving

As the snow starts to pile up, it is important to remember some safety tips for driving on snowy or icy roads. That is why we have created a list of tips for safe winter driving. This list will offer some suggestions that will help you stay in control of your vehicle. Let’s get started. 


READ MORE: Easy Ways to Prepare your Car for Winter


Car covered in snow

Drive Slowly

Perhaps the most important safety tip of this entire list is to slow down. If you are going fast down the road and hit a patch of ice, then it is easier to slip and lose control of your vehicle. This is especially true when turning, so take it slow so you can reach your destination safely.

Roads

Map out your route to wherever you are going and try to avoid back roads. Snow plows don’t always reach these less used roads so avoiding these roads is a great way to avoid hazardous driving conditions. If you can’t avoid using unplowed roads, then you should drive slowly and cautiously.

Maintenance

As the snow falls, you should do some basic maintenance on your vehicle to make sure it is running in top shape. If your brakes are squeaking or the brake pedal is stiff, you should see if your brake pads need to be replaced. This is important for keeping control of your vehicle, especially when other drivers brake unexpectedly.


READ MORE: How to stay safe on a road trip


As you can see, there are many things to keep in mind to help you drive safely in the snow. We hope these tips for safe winter driving help. If you would like to learn about any of our available Chevy, Buick, or GMC models, check out our online inventory and schedule a test drive with us at Craig Dunn Motor City today.

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