When the snowy weather starts to pick up, it’s easy to assume you can avoid driving when there’s precipitation on the road. But what if you leave when the roads are clear, and quickly find yourself in the midst of a downfall?
Here are some tips for driving in the snow to help you out:
- Slow down immediately. Some of the most dangerous, icy conditions occur right as the snowfall begins–especially if black ice begins to form on the road.
- In general, drive slower than the speed limit, which is not determined with snow in mind.
- Keep an additional distance between your car and all of the cars around you. If someone needs to stop, the snow will prevent them from doing so quickly.
- Don’t make any sharp twists or turns, which could cause your car to skid on or off the road.
- If you do find yourself sliding, steer in the direction of the skid in the hope that your tires will sync back up and give you control.
For more winter weather advice or to check out our winter-ready vehicles, visit us anytime at Gossett Kia Mt. Moriah.