In the winter you may notice that the weather can change at any moment. It is important to always be aware of the current weather conditions, and what the potential ones might be as well. Doing so will help you to be aware if you will need to slow down and leave distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. When the weather is less than ideal, you will want to make sure you slow down and drive safe. Always drive a speed that you are comfortable at. This will help you to be able to handle your vehicle with more confidence as well.

Build up on the road

The ice and snow can quickly build up and cause the roads to be slick or difficult to drive on. Proceed with caution when the temperatures are right around freezing. This is because if there is rain, it can quickly change to freezing rain and black ice. Checking the tires on a regular basis will help ensure the vehicle can grip the road properly. The tread can be inspected by placing a penny upside down in the grooves. If you see the top of Lincoln’s head, then the tread is low and the tires should be replaced.

Check the lights

Also remember to check the lights on your vehicle. You will want them to be clear of any obstructions. This includes any build up of ice, snow, slush, or even road grime. If the lights are covered, it will be more difficult to see you driving on the road. Vehicles around you will want to know where you are on the road. They will also want to know what direction you might be turning. So make sure that the blinkers work as well. This will help to prevent an accident by someone rear ending you or having an accident.