When driving in snow or icy conditions, it's important to understand that your car may not stop on a dime. You can avoid accidents by driving more slowly and leaving more space between you and the cars up ahead. Accelerate slowly and decelerate slowly as well. Pumping your brakes gently will help avoid skidding. Make sure your winter windshield wipers are installed and working properly.

Traction is essential, so make sure you have snow tires and that they are properly inflated. If your vehicle does start to skid, turn your wheel in the same direction so when your tires finally catch the road, you won't risk oversteering to get back in position on the road. Keep in mind that without any warm earth beneath them, bridges may tend to have icy patches. The same goes for shade-covered areas on the open road.

Always remember that the best defense is a good offense. For that reason, before the first snow flies, be sure to bring your vehicle in for an overall winter servicing.

 

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