Driving in the snow can be stressful, but it’s something we have to get used to here in Indiana. Thankfully, we at Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram have several tips for driving in the snow to keep you, your passengers, and everyone around you safe and sound during your commutes.
- Make sure your car is ready to go before you leave: This is important, as you want to ensure you have perfect visibility and that everything is in proper running order. Clear snow and scrape ice from your windows, mirrors, and headlights. Make sure your heater and defrosters are in proper running order, and turn the front and rear defrosters on. Turn on your headlights, and make sure you have plenty of washer fluid before heading out.
- Take it slow: This isn’t a race. People’s lives are in danger every time you hit the pavement, but especially when road conditions are poor. Travel at a lower speed, and don’t be quick to accelerate or brake.
- Brake smart: If you need to brake, do so slowly, pumping on them rather than slamming all at once.
- Leave a good distance between you and other cars: You’ll need a greater stopping distance on snowy and icy roads, so leave enough room between you and the person in front of you.
Most importantly, keep both eyes on the road, both hands on the wheel, and distractions at an absolute minimum. Drive safely this winter!