Winter driving tips for every motorist
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 4:48:10 PM
Drivers should take extra care while on the open road this holiday season. Winter weather can make much more difficult. For consumers who recently utilize used car financing to put a vehicle in their driveway, the following tips could protect their investment in the coming months.
To prevent an incident due to winter conditions, such as ice and snow, it's a good idea to keep your eyes on the road at all times. This could give a driver the time they need to react to a certain obstacle, such as a patch of ice.
Motorists should also try to rely on their skills, rather than the just their vehicle's technology to keep them safe. While features, such as all-wheel drive can help with stability and control, relying too heavily on these functions could cause a motorist to drive carelessly in foul weather.
Additionally, car owners who don't have winter-rated tires should consider this investment. These types of tires have a specific tread pattern than help a vehicle stick to the road. Winter-rated tires often come with a snowflake or mountain printed on the sidewall to signify their function.