Driving in winter can be very dangerous, and motorists need to be extra vigilant on the road. At Bidvest McCarthy Renault, we understand that every season comes with its pros and cons for motorists, so familiarising yourself with the weather-change can be conducive for your safety. For instance, you might have certain patterns or precautions you use to drive in summer that you don’t use in autumn.
With that being said, we’ve listed 5 tips that could help you enjoy safer driving this winter.
Avoid driving tired
Before you hit the road, always make sure you’ve had enough rest. The more awake and energised you feel, the more vigilant and alert you can be on the road.
Regardless of the season, always make sure you check that your tyres’ pressure is appropriate, or visit your nearest filling station for assistance with checking.
Don’t use cruise control when driving on a slippery surface
In the event that the road is icy and slippery, avoid using driving features like cruise control, or slamming the brakes, for better control in such situations
Keep a first-aid kit and a blanket in the car
We all know things happens when we least expect it, and most of the times its unpredictable events. Even if you’re insured and your car breaks down, you still have to wait for the tow truck to get to your location. That’s why it’s best to always keep a small blanket in your car and a first-aid kit at all times.
Accelerate and decelerate slowly and don’t slam the brakes
If it happens to snow in your area this winter, when you’re out on the road, make sure to accelerate and decelerate slowly, as it can be very easy to lose traction. In addition, avoid slamming the brakes, to prevent the car from losing control.
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