Highway road conditions throughout British Columbia in the winter can be unpredictable. With rapid elevation changes that lead to a mixture of snow, ice, sunshine, and rain, it’s important that you understand how to be ready for driving in any condition. These winter driving tips will help you better handle the cold months ahead.
Obey Winter Tire and Chain Signs
Throughout BC, you will find there are areas that require you to have either winter tires or chains. You shouldn’t go past these signs without the proper equipment. Instead, make sure you switch to your winter tires early on and consider driving with chains in your trunk to ensure you’re ready for anything.
Carry an Emergency Kit
You never know what might happen on the road ahead. Make sure you always carry an emergency kit with you while driving to ensure you’re not stranded in freezing temperatures without proper kit.
Drive for the Conditions
When winter weather affects road conditions, it’s important to drive intelligently. Increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, slow down your speed to match the road conditions, and avoid sudden movements.
Know How to Handle Skidding
If you find yourself skidding on a slick road, don’t slam on the brakes and over-steer. Instead, gently ease off the accelerator or brake, then look and steer in the direction you want to head.
Ensure that your travels are safe ones this winter when you take your vehicle in for a service appointment here at O’Connor Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.