Five Tips for Driving Safely All Winter!

November 29th, 2018 by

Driving safely is important, but it is especially important in the winter. Winter road conditions are slick, icy, snowy, and dangerous. For tips on how to drive safely in your Staten Island Toyota all winter long, just keep reading.

Toyota SUV in Winter

The first step to prepare yourself and your car for the winter is preparing a winter car emergency kit. In this kit, place necessities such as an ice scraper, a shovel, flares, kitty litter, blankets, gloves, hand warmers, and extra coats. You can even place nonperishable food in this kit for extra peace of mind.

The second step in driving safely all winter long is checking your tires. Tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Make sure your tire pressure is at the correct level. You also want to be sure your tires have the proper amount of traction for the snowy and icy roads ahead. Consider rotation or replacing your tires before the heavy snowfall begins.

Spinning out on ice is a common winter driving problem. To prevent doing this, create a larger stopping distance for yourself by driving further away from cars and braking sooner than normal for stop signs and red lights. If your car does spin on ice, release the accelerator until you regain traction. You should also steer your car in the direction you want the front of your car to go. Do not hit the brake until you regain control of your car.

The battery of your car can take a beating in the colder months. Engine oil thickens as the temperature drops, and thick oil requires extra power from your battery. Replace your battery after three years if needed and check on your battery often for corrosion.

This winter, get from here to there safely in a Toyota! Shop at Island Toyota for your next vehicle at 1591 Hylan Blvd in Staten Island today!

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