How can I better protect myself on the road?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 10:04 pm

Safe Winter Driving Tips 

With snow and ice on the road, you have to be careful while you’re driving. Many drivers have trouble acclimating to winter roads and need to learn how to handle them. We want to help. We have a list of safe winter driving tips to give you a hand this winter. Let’s take a look. 


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Road in winter

Technique 

Driving slower than usual is a great idea in any kind of weather. Whether it’s rain or snow, you should slow down so you can brake quicker. You should slow down, brake sooner, and turn when you have enough time. You don’t need to be in a rush. Take your time to reach your destination safely. 

Maintenance 

Winter is when vehicles can start to perform at a lesser level. The cold slows everything down and makes the vehicle work harder. Make sure that you have enough winter wiper fluid to get rid of the snow and ice on your windshield. Also make sure that your tires are fit for the snowy roads. Any other vehicle problems should be dealt with right away. 

Awareness 

Snow can decrease visibility on the road. You should always be aware of what’s around you while you’re driving. Keeping an eye on other drivers and making sure you have enough time to turn and brake are essential. Listen for weather broadcasts so you don’t get caught in a storm. Three or four inches of snow is enough to slow down traffic and raise the chances of an accident. 


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We hope we helped you with these safe winter driving tips. If you need a new car this winter, you can check out our online inventory to see what we have available and schedule a test drive with us at Baierl Toyota.

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