Winter Weather Driving Tips: Driving in Snow and Ice


Wet and slippery roads add a whole new set of challenges to driving, so it’s important to know how to handle those conditions. Remember these tips for driving in snow and ice and your travels will be much safer.

When you live in areas with heavy snowfall, one of the best things you can do to protect yourself is invest in a set of winter tires. These get better traction in all cold weather regardless of whether there’s precipitation or not. Whether you get winter tires or not, though, this is the time to replace your tires if they’re starting to wear a little. This is also a great opportunity to replace your windshield wipers.

If your car has all-wheel drive, don’t let that give you a false sense of security. AWD isn’t magic and isn’t good for giving you traction when going around corners. Take it slow.

If you can, try to practice pulling out of a skid somewhere safe so that you have the hang of it if it happens on a road. Crashes still happen no matter how prepared you are, though, so keep an emergency kit in your car.