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It has been a hard winter and I don’t think we will see the light at the end of the tunnel for a few more months unfortunately. So until the sun decides to make another appearance, heat up and melt all this snow, here are a few tips to help you drive and get to where you are trying to go safely, avoiding a trip to your local collision center.

  1. Make sure you are getting enough sleep every night.driving-in-snow-east-end-body-shop-2
  1. Don’t warm your car up in a small and enclosed area.
  1. Make sure your tires have enough air before you go out in the snow.
  1. Always have at least half a tank of gas to reduce risk of gas line freeze up
  1. Avoid using your parking break if it’s too cold, snowy or rainy.
  1. Never use cruise control if you’re driving on slippery, wet, snowy or icy roads.
  1. Always use your seat belt (even if the weather is perfect)
  1. Don’t over do it if you have to push your car or dig your car out of the snow.
  1. If you heat up your car in the morning be sure to run it just long enough to get rid of the chill to conserve gas.
  1. Make sure you’re prepared in case you get stuck in your car. Make sure you have your phone, batteries, a blanket, extra shoes, gloves, food, water and any medication you may need.
  1. If you really don’t have to go out just stay home.
  1. Drive slowly and with extra caution.
  1. Get to know your vehicle. Make sure you know what kind of brakes you have.
  1. Accelerate and decelerate slowly.
  1. Take time to slow down at stoplights before coming to a complete stop.

Following these 15 easy tips to driving safely in the snow can help you avoid a trip to your local collision center.

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15 Tips to Driving Safely in the Snow
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