Ask Away...: Driving Yourself Safely Through the Remainder of Winter

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Driving Yourself Safely Through the Remainder of Winter

It would be an absolute car-tastrophe if you were to have an accident on the roads now, especially after you’ve already come through the bulk of the bad winter weather without having one, wouldn’t it? And the answer to that is, yes, it would!

To, make sure that you having an accident in these last months of winter is categorically not the case, make sure you are continuing to drive yourself as safely throughout these remaining months as you have done so thus far this winter. For advice on how to do just that, make sure to read.

Remember, as long as it is still winter, driving is still always harder and adverse weather is still always possible

There are two things that are absolutely certain about winter: it is a terrible time of the year to be a driver and it is always likely to produce bad weather.

In regards to the former, the whole of the wintertime is a tough time to be a driver, and this should never be forgotten. This means that, even though you may be used to the demands of winter driving now after months of practicing it, you still can’t rest on your laurels. You still can’t expect everything to be okay with your driving, especially if the roads are icy, just because you’re now used to it. Quite simply, accidents can occur at any point during the winter, and this should not ever be forgotten or brushed aside.

In regards to the latter, yes, right from its earliest days in November all the way to its last in May, the winter has the potential to spring any sort of weather surprises upon us. One day it may be exceedingly mild, the next 4-foot of snow could have dropped. You never quite know what is going to happen. And, because you never quite know what is going to happen, you have to plan for all eventualities in regards to your driving; first and foremost, this means never leaving your home in your car without having packed things that could be used to keep your warm upon the event of you being stuck in your car in the snow, such as a thick blanket and coat. Also, this means always ensuring you have things like a spare wheel and a snow shovel packed in your car so that you are always prepared for having to get your car out of a situation where it cannot move.

You still have time to consider getting yourself a car that is perfect for the winter

Winter may already be in full-swing, but that doesn’t mean there is still not time for you to get out there and purchase yourself a car that drives perfectly in the winter. And, if you truly want to stay safe during the remainder of the winter season, then this is in fact recommend.

One such car that drives perfectly in the winter is the Suzuki Swift, thanks mainly to its built-in ALLGRIP patterned technology. What this system offers the Swift is the chance to stay gripped to the road — whatever road it is and whatever condition the road is in — as if it were a hot summer’s day even during the coldest of winter mornings. And, another car that is equally as winter-ready is Range Rover Sport SUV, thanks in part to the sheer size of the thing!

And you still have time to make adjustments to your current car, too

You don’t need to splash out on a new car (unless you really want to, that is) if you want to protect yourself as much as you can when out on the road. No, you still have the option of adjusting your current car, too, and furthermore you still have the time to do so.

When it comes to doing so, make sure to consider having your brakes checked and subsequently worked upon if they have at all slowed in pace or bite; doing so might just stop you ploughing into a car in front of you and subsequently having to get experienced car accident lawyers on your side, at a cost, to protest your innocence. Something else that you should consider doing to your car is making sure your heating units are blowing out the exact heat you ask them to at the exact moment you do so; doing so might just make those cold drives in the morning a little bit more bearable, no matter how many of those cold mornings there are left to bare.

Soon we will be able to see a light at the end of the winter tunnel, but that doesn’t mean that you should stop taking your winter driving safety less seriously than you did a month ago.

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  1. Thanks for sharing these tips.


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