Here in Illinois, our winters are nothing to shrug off. This can be especially true if you frequently find yourself on the road with treacherous conditions. Here are a few tips to help you survive the season of inclement winter driving conditions.
- Stay home. When the weather is particularly dangerous, stay home, if possible. If you do decide to head out and wind up off the road, the best case scenario is that you will be late, but the outcome could be much worse.
- Get snow tires. The easiest way to give you car some extra staying power on the road is by equipping all four wheels with snow tires. These tires are designed to stay soft even under frigid temperatures and can cut through the snow and lush with their deep tread.
- Use ESC. All cars model year 2012 and newer are automatically equipped with Electronic Stability Control. If you are shopping for an older used car, make sure it has ESC.
- Remember your car’s limits. Just because your car has all-wheel drive, that doesn’t mean you are invincible in the snow. Yes, it does give you extra traction and will help you go, but when you need to stop, it won’t do anything extra.
What tips would you share for driving in the snow?