Winter often means increasingly unpredictable driving conditions. For many, this can be a source of great stress, so this year, drive with more confidence with these winter driving tips from Wright Hyundai. It might be cold out there, but you don’t have to put your life on hold!
Avoid cruise control
On dry roads in warm weather, cruise control is a great, convenient feature. However, it’s best to avoid using this feature in cold weather, especially when there is snow or ice on the ground, as you might need to speed up or slow down rapidly.
Watch your tires
When it’s cold out, the air in your tires contracts, which often leads to improperly inflated tires that underperform in snowy or icy conditions. Also, be sure to monitor your tire tread. However, if you want optimal safety in the cold, consider buying a dedicated set of special winter tires.
Accelerate and decelerate slowly
One of the best ways to stay safe on the road in the winter is to accelerate and decelerate slowly. This will avoid slippage on wet, snowy, or icy roads and is sure to reduce the likelihood of collisions on winter roads.
Most of the time, driving in winter weather is no cause for concern, especially if you follow these winter driving tips. Remember, though, that there are some situations when it’s best to wait out the weather rather than tackle it head on.