We all need to grin and bear getting through these long cold months of winter driving. Taylor Hoffman, Hoffman Auto, in Lake Placid, NY, says staying relaxed and knowing your vehicle’s limits helps.
Relax, slow down and give yourself extra time… they all go hand-in-hand.
Taylor adds, “Make sure that you’re not tense while you’re driving, you need to be relaxed when you’re driving in the snow. The more abrupt you are with your movements the more the car is going to shift the way you don’t want it to.”
KNOW YOUR LIMITS:
After years of driving in winter conditions, some of us consider ourselves experts, but we’re really not. It’s important to know and understand your limits and those of the vehicle.
Taylor says when snow starts to fall, he’ll take his car to an empty parking lot to practice his winter driving. This gives him a better understanding as to how the car reacts on snow and in a skid.
Obviously, if the roads are that bad it’s best just to stay off them.