How to stay safe while driving in the winter?

During the winter, even the safest car ride can turn into a very stressful and dangerous adventure. To make your holiday travel safer for families, below are some of the safety driving tips in Winter that I hope they are of great help;

Removal of snow and ice

Maybe this tip seem trivial and completely obvious, but inaccurate remove snow and ice from the windows is the cause of many accidents. Very often you are seen on the roads during the winter, snow completely buried cars. Moving them, drivers have greatly reduced field of view which significantly increases the risk of accident.

* Even if you really are in a hurry we should carefully clean all the car windows and mirrors with residual snow and ice there.
* Be sure to also remove snow from car lights.
* Let’s see if sprinklers are not blocked with ice.

Winter tires

Winter tires should be replaced at least every 5 years. Although the tires are not cheap, they increase much our safety on the road. These tires provide us with more grip when driving on ice and snow, and shorten stopping distances on slippery surfaces. Shorter braking distances can often decide even about our life, so invest in good winter tires required.

Winter Tires

Winter Tires

Remember the correct level of pressure in the tires. With a wrong tire pressure level is easy to lose control of the vehicle.

Battery

Winter months are a period of increased battery life. It is important to check the condition of automotive batteries and, if necessary, recharge or replace with a new one. At low temperatures, the battery often refuses to work and can cause us a lot of trouble. Let us remember that our battery has a winter twice lower power than in summer. If we do not often check the state of the battery, do not be surprised if one fine and frosty morning will turn the key in the ignition and the car will respond to us in silence.

Slow!

Although our car is equipped with airbags, ABS, best winter tires, etc. should be the correct speed. Keep in mind the surface slippery and stopping distances longer than the summer. If we feel insecure we should reduce speed enough to feel the control of the car. Do not ignore the drivers behind us. If you want us to stay ahead of it let them do so – it is their life.

Check and replenish fluids in your car

Before you decide on a long winter travel a good idea to check fluid levels following vehicle:additing-water-in-cars-radiator

* Engine oil
* Coolant
* Brake fluid
* Steering fluid
* Washer fluid resistant to low temperatures
* In the transmission fluid

Equally important it is to keep the car full of Baku, and this for several reasons:

* Minimize the condensation of water,
* Increase the weight of the car (which helps to drive on some surfaces,
* To have a reserve of fuel.
In winter conditions often takes more time and additional fuel can come in handy when stuck while driving away from a gas station.

Beware of viaducts and bridges

Viaducts and bridges freeze faster than the normal way through which pose a greater hazard during the winter months. Slow down and drive carefully especially after those located high above the ground.