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Winter Driving Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice

Winter Driving Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice

The most important elements of safe winter driving are being prepared, staying in control and staying alert. This winter, follow these three tips to remain safe on the road. Winterize your car. Winterizing your vehicle includes an oil change, fluid check, tire swap and general maintenance. You want to ensure that your fluids are full, including your gas tank. It is important to keep your gas tank at least half full during the winter to prevent freeze ups. Avoid being stranded with a flat tire by having your tires filled and rotated or, ideally, by putting winter tires on. Winter tires will give you the best traction when driving in winter conditions. Lastly, have general maintenance performed. This includes a check up of the battery, belts, hoses, radiator, lights, brakes, heater and defrost system and wipers. Drive for the weather. One of the most important things you can do while driving in the winter is to watch your speed and drive for the weather. When you are headed out the ... read more

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