If you have been following our informative blog series about snow packed roads, and how to make driving on them here in Denver a little less stressful, you are in the right place. At Avalon Motorsports, your German automotive service specialists have given you tips, such as making sure you have reliable tires with good tread, upgrading all four of your tires to winter tires and being sure that you take advantage of your ESC. If you haven’t caught up yet, be sure you do so now! Here are the final tips we encourage you to take to make driving your Audi, BMW, VW or Porsche in the winter a little less stressful.
- Don’t think that all-wheel drive (AWD) will be able to save you in the snow. AWD is meant to help cars get forward traction, which means stopping could be much more difficult that you anticipate. You may be able to get going quickly, but stopping is something that you need to be aware about. AWD won’t make stopping safer than any other car out there, so be careful and drive at cautious speeds.
- Make sure that your ABS, or Antilock braking system, is working properly. Almost every new car has ABS, and it can help you to brake with confidence in snow. Be sure that you don’t take advantage of your ABS though, snow is snow and ice is ice. If you’re going too fast, your ABS may not be able to help as if the streets were dry.
We hope that the above two tips have helped you to increase your safety when driving in snow and to know that your car can be relied on. Drive with less stress and know that your car is doing everything it can to keep your tires on the ground and in control. Contact your repair specialists online now if you have any questions or concerns.