Winter Driving Tips

Although Texas winters don’t get particularly snowy, we do get some frost and freezing temperatures. It’s best to make sure you’re ready to roll when winter weather strikes. Check out these winter driving tips for the upcoming season.

Slow Down

It’s important to remember that speed limits are based on normal road conditions. During winter, it’s advisable to slow down in order to give yourself more control over the vehicle. Slowing down will also give you more time to stop.

Keep Your Distance

It takes longer to come to a complete stop on icy roadways. That’s why it’s important to keep your distance from other vehicles. Typically, you should keep three times the normal following distance when roads could be slippery.

Avoid Skidding

It’s easy enough to want to avoid skidding in your vehicle, but it’s much harder in practice. Slowing down and proceeding with caution are two great ways to avoid having to make sudden steering adjustments. Once you enter a skid, it’s important to know how to get out.

If the vehicle starts to slide, take your foot off the gas or brake pedal. Steer in the direction of the skid in order to regain traction and control. Once you’re back in control, straighten the vehicle.

If you need additional equipment for the wintry months ahead, come check out our supply at Atzenhoffer Chevrolet.

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