With fall in full swing, it’s unfortunately (or fortunately for some) time to start thinking about snow and preparing to drive in it. Even those who have grown up here in Colorado sometimes find driving in the snow intimidated and for those who have just moved here from states such as California, driving in the snow can be scary. Here are some basic tips for driving in the snow that you should utilize this winter:
Know Your Car
Before you get out on the road, you should know how your car drives normally. You should especially know your brakes: How much pressure do you need to apply to brake? It is also best to have your car’s braking system serviced at an auto repair shop such as ours before winter to ensure it is functioning properly. If you have recently gotten a new car, be sure to take it out and know how it drives.
Increase Your Following Distance
When driving in the snow, because your traction will be less than normal and at times compromised, follow the car in front of you at a greater following distance. This not only gives you more room to brake if you are struggling to gain traction but you have more room to maneuver if your car slides due to the icy conditions. Following at a greater distance also can give the driver in front of you a greater peace of mind.
Come back next week for Part 2 and be sure to contact Avalon Motorsports in Denver for any concerns you may have! Our shop specializes in German auto repair and we would love to help you get ready for winter!
Be sure to check out some of our other blogs:
- Preparing Your Porsche for Winter
- Supplies You Should Always Keep in Your Car During Winter
- Emergency Supplies that you should always have for winter.
- And more!