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Tips for Driving in the Snow


In the Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill areas, it’s not unlikely to see quite a bit of snow in the winter. Although this season brings fun activities like ice skating, sledding, and hitting the slopes, not-so-ideal road conditions can put a damper on your commutes. Worry not, though, because the team at Elite Acura is here to help.

Below, you’ll find a plethora of tips for driving in the snow to ensure your travels are safe when the weather starts to turn. Follow them and you can rest easy knowing you, your passengers, and others on the roads are a little more secure.

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Driving in the Snow: Tips to Keep You Safe

  1. Prepare your vehicle: Before you decide to venture into the wintery wonderland, preparing your car for the season is the first thing you need to do. Making sure it can handle snowy, icy, and wet conditions is crucial, so start by getting your vehicle checked out at an authorized service center.

This should include receiving any routine maintenance that needs to be done and making sure your tires are in the best condition possible. Additionally, verify that you have proper snow or all-seasons tires on your vehicle.

Keeping your gas tank at least half full is also a smart idea, since there is a higher chance of getting stuck in traffic in winter. Also, don’t forget to stock your cargo area with emergency supplies like an ice scraper, first-aid kit, and chains just in case.

  1. Plan your trips: Driving safe in the snow begins before you get in the driver’s seat by planning your commutes. Checking traffic reports online is important, even if you’re just going to work or running to the store. This can prevent getting stuck in congested traffic and avoiding areas where collisions have taken place.

You should also check weather reports before leaving your home or work to know what to expect on the roads. This can help you decide if the trip is worth taking. If you can avoid driving in inclement weather, stay inside.

  1. Drive slow and smooth: When you’re finally behind the wheel, the most important thing you can do when the roads are snowy is to drive slowly. Braking and accelerating are far different in slick conditions, and your vehicle can become erratic if driving too quickly.

Make sure your tires are focused on one task at a time, such as not steering at the same time as braking or accelerating in a straight line. This will help keep your vehicle steady. Also, never use cruise control, utilize your all-wheel drive when needed, and brake early.

More Tips for Driving in the Snow

  • Get plenty of rest, as being alert is key when driving in wintery conditions.
  • Keep your phone charged and pack a charger with you in case of an emergency.
  • Always let someone know what route you’re taking and when you leave/arrive, especially if you live in rural areas.
  • Keep snacks, an emergency kit, and a blanket in your vehicle just in case.
  • Avoid carbon monoxide risks by always checking your tailpipe before leaving, as it could be lodged with ice, snow, or frozen mud. Additionally, never warm up your vehicle in an enclosed space like a garage.
  • If you become snowbound, stay in your vehicle where it is warm. If you leave, it could be hard to locate your car under the snow. Plus, this makes it easier if rescue teams need to find you.

Begin Your Winter Driving Journeys with Elite Acura

Before you take on snowy driving in the Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill areas, prepare your vehicle with the certified technicians in our service center. They’ll be able to get your car ready for the winter weather and can even equip you with the proper tires.

Stay safe on the streets this season by scheduling your service appointment today!




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