I know that it has been unseasonably warm this winter, which is why I think that any day now Mother Nature is going to unleash all her fury, or a least a snow storm, sooner than later. And I’m hoping this will happen, oh let’s say, right when you’re planning a trip to visit your family. With that being said, I would like to brush up on some tips on how to drive in the snow. It’s been awhile since the last big snow, and drivers can get a little rusty over time. Below are some great tips from your New Jersey car dealer to read up on before the snow hits.
First, as a driver you need to know your limits. This means that if you are not comfortable driving in the snow, then just wait for it to clear out. If you need to get out then you should call someone who is comfortable driving in the snow and preferably has four-wheel drive to help ease your mind being on the road.
If your car is what keeping you from trusting yourself driving then you should come by Sansone Jr’s 66 Automall and check out our great selection of four-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles. Not only are they good for winter, but they are also great for camping during the summer as it can take you places that some vehicles can’t go.
Now if you feel comfortable driving in snowy here are the three major things you should pay attention to New Jersey:
- Avoid sudden actions. This goes for both slamming on brakes as well as fast accelerations and jerking the wheel. Sudden movements can lead to loss of control over your vehicle. Also, if you find that you’ve hit some ice, try to ride it out without hitting the brakes or moving the steering wheel. You’ll be surprise how fast one tire will soon gain some traction.
- Try to foresee any problems before you are too close to make any adjustments. As mentioned above you don’t want to make any sudden moves as it can lead to loss of control. You’ll want to reduce your speeds a lot sooner than you normally would. for example, brake before you enter a turn of corner, not in the middle of it.
- Keep your momentum going. This is especially true if you are on a grade, in which case do not brake. If you do, you may most likely be the one who just clogged up the road and will have some not very happy drivers behind you.
It is also a great idea to keep at least a half of tank of gas at the minimum at all times. As well as keep a winter emergency kit in your car in case you find yourself stuck. Hopefully we will get some snow soon and until then come check out some great four-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles at your New Jersey car dealer, Sansone Jr’s 66 Automall.