Sure, the idea of Jack Frost nipping at your nose is kinda cute, but it isn’t as nice when he blocks your windshield and traps your tyres. Here are a few tips to help you and your car survive the winter.
- Make sure all the essentials are in working order: anti-freeze, wiper blades, tyres, headlights, battery, etc.
- Clear all ice and snow from the surfaces of your car. As the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood says, “All the better to see with, my dear.” Anything blocking your windows, rearview mirrors, and headlights can send you spinning to Bumper Car Land.
- Keep your eyes and ears peeled. That means no iPod for you, young man. Be observant of the cars ahead of you, and you’ll be able to tell what road conditions to expect.
- Drive slooowly. Slippery roads aren’t exactly conducive to a good tyre grip. Maintain a respectable amount of distance between you and other cars, just in case your car decides to go wild on you. This goes hand-in-hand with the next tip:
- Be Gentle. Keep your car under control to avoid any accidents. This is not the season to go all fast and furious! Now read it aloud: I am not Vin Diesel.