Follow These Tips to Stay Safe on the Road This Winter

 
In a recent blog post, we discussed the importance of winterizing your vehicle before winter actually settles in around our Indianapolis, IN Porsche dealership. Just as it’s advisable for you to prep your car for the arrival of a new season, it’s just as wise for you to prepare to adjust your driving habits.

If you’ve lived in Indiana long enough, you know how brutal winter can be. From snow to sleet, ice, freezing temperatures, blustery winds, shorter days, and more – we see them all in a typical winter. Because winter usually brings so many changeable elements to our doorstep, motorists need to make some adjustments to account for them.

With the daylight hours being shorter in the winter, it’s vital for you to make sure all of your car’s lights are working properly. Working lights will enable you to see the roadway and they’ll make your automobile visible to other drivers.

If you’re not in the habit of traveling with some extra windshield wiper fluid, you should adopt the practice. Maintaining a clear field of vision is essential to staying safe. Wiper fluid can keep your windshield clear regardless of what the weather’s doing.

When it snows or sleets or the area is blanketed in ice, it’s crucial for you to do things slower. Accelerate slower and bring your car to a stop slower to avoid skidding. Whether you’re on an interstate or a local road, you should drive slower than you would when the roads are dry as well.

Increasing your following distance is an absolute must when the roads are covered with snow, sleet, or ice. Rather than leaving three or four seconds between your car and the one in front of you, leave a minimum of 8 -10 seconds instead.

For more advice about driving during the winter, get in touch with Tom Wood Porsche today.
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