Driving in the Snow

The best way not to have an accident on the highway, when there is snow and ice, is stay at home. We all have to get out in it sometimes, though. The best way to get out of a skid is avoiding one at all cost. If you can’t avoid a skid, or you start to spin or slide, just let the car go. You can cause more trouble  trying to get out of it.

snowdrivingIf you put winter tires on your car, opt for all weather tires in regions where there is not a lot of snow. Winter tires are terrible on dry or wet roads. If you live in a region where there’s a lot of snow, go all out for winter tires all the way around. Just remember, bad weather is just that. Learning tips and all the training you can take will not always save you. Example: Electronic Stability Control ( ESC) – It gives you the ability to stop on snow and ice. Yep ESC does just that, and if this can’t save you, neither can your favorite Nascar driver. The models that have it are one third of 2006, one half of 2008 and every vehicle 2012 and upward.

All wheel drive is for traction since that’s what it was designed for. They work better in deep snow, but not always on ice. It offers no promise that it will save you from a skid. It worked well for me, though, one snowy day when I was heading to www.g3.life for physical therapy. I feel that all wheel drive saved my life.

Always make sure your headlights are on in a snow storm since you want other drivers to be able to see you. If you happen to skid, you need to know how to come out of it. If you go into a front skid, take your foot off the gas and hold that steering wheel. Never use your brakes. A back skid if different. This takes skill and practice. Just turn your car into the direction of the skid and again don’t hit the brakes. Weighing your car down in the back will put more weight on your tires and may help avoid skids. Drive slowly, and always be aware of other cars. Accidents happen in this type of weather.