Prepare your car for the winter (but also for each) season
Before the winter season, make sure that everything is OK with your car. Order for the tire change in advance, because the dates may easily occupied and you will be not able to get the winter tires before the first snow strikes. Also make sure you have enough oil and washer fluid. Remember to check the front and rear wipers. You will probably use them very often during the winter, and if they don't work as they should it can reduce your visibility, it's definitely not worth it.
Clean your car before driving on the snow
Yes, you may be fined for driving a snow-covered car. The license plate must be visible and cleaned, the lights and the car can’t be covered with snow. Even if you feel cold, go and clean it thoroughly. If the snow will be blown from the bonnet to the windshield it can significantly reduce your visibility and you will damage your wipers.
To the mountains only with snow chains
Some drivers consider it appropriate to put on winter chains once they have gone to the mountains, but this is only necessary if the road is covered with a thick layer of snow. It is because when there is only a little snow and you will drive with the snow chains otherwise, you can seriously damage your tires. If you pass a critical section and the chains are no longer needed, put them down. Snow chains are choosing according to tire dimensions. Choose those that are of good quality and they will not disappoint you.
Smoothly right to the destination
Always adapt your driving to the appropriate type and condition of the road you are on. Ice, fog, snow on the road, raining, hailing or darkness, all of that can make your ride uncomfortable. Especially on speedways and highways, drive only as the conditions allow. Do not hurry unnecessarily. Also be careful while driving through the village or through the city. During winter and especially after the winter when the roads are not in good condition, beware of various potholes.
How about a skid school?
Did you ever think about why it is good to go to a skid school? If you get into a skid on the road, it can cost you a lot. So if you don't know the limits of yours and of your car also, it is really more than appropriate to pass the skid school. After all, the right braking technique will make your life easier, not only during the winter. You can learn a lot of useful things in there.
We believe that now you will know a few more tips on how to handle driving in winter. Of course, no situation and season should be underestimated, especially when traveling. However, it is understandable that winter is the most challenging to drive from several points of view. And you are definitely ready for it now.