Winter weather can be beautiful, but it can also make it dangerous to travel on the road. To make sure you’re practicing the best bad-weather driving habits possible, we at Buff Whelan Chevrolet have put together a quick guide on how to drive your Chevy in the snow.
Don’t drive when you’re tired
Driving when tired can reduce your reaction time, so make sure you get plenty of rest before heading out the road – especially if the roads are covered in snow and ice.
Keep the tires properly inflated
Lower tire pressure means the tires’ treads don’t get traction as well as they should. Keep track of the tire pressure, and fill it up if it dips below your owner’s manual’s recommended levels.
Make sure your gas tank is at least half full
When the gas tank dips below a certain level, the gas line can freeze-up, which means your car won’t work. Keep it half full at all times to ensure this doesn’t happen.
Don’t use cruise control on slippery roads
Cruise control is great on long distance drives, but it doesn’t allow you the control you need when driving on slippery surfaces. This means you shouldn’t use it if there’s rain, ice, or snow out on the road.
Turn into a skid
Hopefully this doesn’t happen, but if you find yourself in a skid, make sure you steer in the direction that the rear of the vehicle is sliding – and don’t panic and over-correct. This will help the vehicle correct itself and get back on the road.
If you want a reliable, safe vehicle that you can operate in the winter, check out our selection of cars, trucks, and SUVs at Buff Whelan Chevrolet.