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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Get Ready for Winter Driving

Image of snow-covered road

How has cold weather been in your area this year? Have the temperatures been low? Has there been a lot of rain, snow, and ice? If last winter is any indication, most people are in for a few harsh months. Some areas have already seen their fair share of ice and snow, while others have been relatively lucky. Winter weather makes everything more difficult, especially driving. You may have the best Nokian snow tires on your car and may even be used to driving in the ice and snow, but you should still take precautions when you're on the road. If you're concerned about road safety this winter, make sure to follow this advice from us at Tires by Web:

Get repairs and maintenance done NOW

Have your brakes been acting a little funny? Do you suspect that your car is leaking fluids? If you have any problem with your car, get it fixed now! If you have car problems in the spring or summer, you won't have to worry about freezing or getting hypothermia when stranded. Be sure to check your tire pressure. When the temperatures drop, the pressure in your tires may change, and you have to deflate or inflate them accordingly. Also, make sure that your car battery is in good condition, as cold weather can affect it pretty heavily.

Accelerate and decelerate slowly

When you're driving on slick surfaces, taking it slow is key. One of the easiest ways to end up in an embankment on the side of the road is to go too fast when it's wet, snowy or icy. Remember the following:
  • Applying the gas gradually can help you regain traction and avoid skids.
  • Be sure to give yourself enough time to slow down for a stoplight or traffic signal, as it takes longer on icy roads.
  • Remember to turn the wheel in the direction that you are sliding to come out of a skid.
  • Keep an eye out for others going too fast on the road and try to slow down and keep clear of them.
Be prepared for a problem

If you do get stranded in the snow, stay with your vehicle. Your car will protect you from the elements, and make it much easier for help to find you. Never try to walk in heavy snow conditions, as it can be easy to get lost. Also, don't try to overexert yourself trying to push or dig out your vehicle. Make sure to keep something in your trunk that can provide traction on slippery surfaces: salt, sand, and even kitty litter can help you if your wheels keep slipping on the ice.

At Tires by Web, we know that having quality Nokian winter tires can really help you to avoid accidents, but only if you make a certain amount of effort to stay safe. The best tires, such as the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2, offer excessively low rolling resistance and amazing traction. However, reckless driving can overcome even the best advantages your vehicle and tires offer. So make sure to be careful this winter!



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