Stay Safe This Season With These Winter Driving Tips

For New England drivers, winter driving can be treacherous. But if you drive a great vehicle like a Subaru and you know how to drive in dicey conditions, you can enjoy a safe drive all winter long. If you're interested in learning more ways to stay safe, check out the following winter driving tips:

  • Don't warm up your vehicle in an enclosed area. Instead, open your garage door or move your vehicle outside (ensuring no snow is blocking your tail pipe) before starting it.
  • When you get out on the road, drive slowly and accelerate gradually to prevent wheel spin and slippage.
  • If your car starts to slip, do not slam on the brakes; this can make the slippage worse. Instead, just take your foot off the gas.
  • Do not use cruise control on icy or snowy roads; this can cause you to lose traction and start to slip.
  • Avoid using your parking brake in cold and snowy weather. Your brake could freeze and then fail to release, then you won't be able to drive your vehicle, so it's best to avoid using the parking brake in the cold.
  • Always wear your seatbelt and make sure your passengers are wearing theirs as well. This simple task can save a life.

In addition to following these winter driving guidelines, keeping your vehicle in shape can help you stay safe during the winter months. By ensuring your brakes, windshield wipers and battery are in good condition, checking your fluid levels and heating system, and getting a good set of snow tires, you can enjoy a great drive all winter long. At our service center, we can help you prepare your car for winter; stop by at any time and we'll help you get started.

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