Winter weather can challenge even the most experienced of drivers. Almost nothing can prepare you and your vehicle for blizzard conditions and heavy snowfall. That doesn’t mean there aren’t a whole host of things you can do to ensure your safety when driving in snow or during the winter. The staff here at Flanagan Motors Mazda has pooled their expertise to compile a list of tips to help keep you and your vehicle safe when driving this winter.
Tip #1 Slow Down and Be Careful
The old saying goes here: slow and steady wins the race. When driving in the snow it’s better to be safe than sorry, which means going a bit slower than normal. This also means checking the weather report ahead of driving to make sure that driving conditions are safe. If you can avoid driving during severe weather, you should. If you can’t be careful and stay focused on the road.
Tip #2: Braking & Stopping
If you’re driving on snow or ice, don’t stop. Try to keep a steady pace on turns and you should be fine. In fact, experts suggest that you try to limit your braking as much as possible. That’s because your brakes won’t work the same as they used to. This means you’ll need to stop sooner to avoid collisions, especially if the roads are slick. A good tip is to leave more room between you and the vehicle in front of you, just in case.
You might think that you know some of the basics for vehicle safety in the winter, that’s true, but there’s always more to learn. Head down to our Montana Mazda dealership to speak with a representative in-person and learn even more about vehicle safety. Visit Flanagan Motors Mazda today to get prepped and ready for the winter.