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How to Drive Safely in Snow and Ice

How to Drive Safely in Snow and Ice

by | Sep 28, 2020 | Emergencies, Roadside Assistance, Tips, Towing | 0 comments

Fall is already here, which means winter isn’t too far behind. Snow and ice are dangerous conditions to drive on, but there are ways to reduce your chances of snow or ice-related accident. Titan Towing cares about your safety on the road, so here’s our guide to driving safely in the snow.



Practice Your Winter Driving

When the snow and ice aren’t too bad, try going out to an empty parking lot and experimenting with your car’s traction, brakes, and accelerator to figure out how you should be driving. Every car has different limits, and practice can help you get to know your car’s limits so you can stay safer on the road.



Consider Winter Tires

Winter tires aren’t practical if you live in a warmer climate with less snow during winter. However, for people who live in areas where snow and ice are very common and dangerous during the colder months, winter tires can be a great investment to keep yourself safe.



Clear Your View

If you go out to your car and notice any snow or ice on the windows or windshields, don’t start driving in it until you clear them all up. It’s very dangerous to drive with your vision obstructed by snow or ice, and it’s illegal in many places. Keep an ice scraper in your car so you can easily access it when you need to, but don’t pour hot water on the windshield. The temperature difference could crack the glass, which is an expensive repair you don’t need.



Be Prepared

Don’t let your gas tank get near empty when you’re driving in snowy or icy conditions if you can help it. Even short drives will probably take longer than usual, so make sure you have everything you’ll need if anything happens. At the very least, you should have the equipment you’ll need if anything happens to your car. A basic emergency roadside kit should include a tire pressure gauge, jumper cables, a temporary flat tire repair product, and an air pump.



Drive Very Carefully

You should always be more careful when maneuvering your vehicle on snow or ice. Drive slower than you normally would, keep a longer distance between yourself and the car in front of you, be careful with the brakes, and never use cruise-control on slick roads. Accelerating, braking, or turning too fast can quickly lead to an accident, so be more careful and try to only do one thing with your tires at a time. This means that if you’re turning, you shouldn’t also be braking or accelerating and vice versa.



24/7 Towing and Roadside Assistance at Titan Towing

If your car fails and leaves you on the side of the road, you shouldn’t have to wait for quality assistance. Titan Towing offers full-service towing and roadside assistance 24/7 so we can help you when you need it. We strive to deliver top-notch service with upfront, honest prices you can afford. Call or visit our website to contact Titan Towing today!



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