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11/11/2019
Driving through the snow can be incredibly dangerous. However, if you have to do it, you should read the following post by Marland Enterprises in Cazenovia to learn how to go through it in the safest way possible.

As the year reaches its end, the weather prepares to change for one last time. During the winter months, certain parts of the world get covered with beautiful snow flakes, which create a gorgeous landscape of winter wonderland. Even though snow is a welcomed element every winter season, it comes with some difficulties. For one, it can make the roads incredibly slippery, meaning it's more likely that you'll skid and get into an accident. If that weren't enough, it can also obstruct the vision of the drivers on the road. All in all, beautiful as it is, snow can be very troubling for drivers. That's why, if you want to remain safe while you're cruising down on a snowy road, you should read and follow the tips mentioned in the post below.

A well-maintained vehicle is more likely to endure the harsh conditions of the winter. Call Marland Enterprises at (315) 727-4645, or browse AMSOIL's online shop to find the best products for it, such as the most effective synthetic oil in Cazenovia.

How to Drive Safely Through Icy Roads

Drive at a Slower Pace

The first thing you should do is drive around at a slower, steadier pace. As mentioned above, your grip on the road will be seriously affected by the snow flakes, which means that slamming on the brakes or gas pedal can put you in a troubling position. Driving slower may mean that you're a little late to your destination, but at least you'll be safe.

Allow More Distance

Again, the slippery roads will be working against you when you're driving around. This means that you need to duplicate the amount of time it takes you to come at a full stop. As such, you should also double the distance you keep between your vehicle and the vehicles, objects, and people around you, so you don't accidentally hit them if something sudden happens.

Don't Drive on Hills

Once more, the road will be snowy is that the roads are icy and slippery. That's why you should avoid as many dangerous situations as you can when the conditions outside aren't being the nicest. One of such situations to avoid is that of driving up a hill. Gravity will want to pull you down, and the poor grip on the floor will let it.

Maintain Your Vehicle Perfectly

You can't expect to make it through a snowy roads with a malfunctioning, damaged vehicle. To remain safe, you need to do a good job at keeping it in proper condition. Have everything on it professionally serviced: from the tires and the battery, to the heater, the lights, and the engine.

Protect your engine and keep it working perfectly for years to come with help from AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil, the top performing synthetic oil in Cazenovia.

Keep Your Lights On

The slippery roads aren't the only things to look out for when the snow is falling. If it's actively snowing as you drive, you may also experience an obstructed view of the road ahead. To be able to see the road, and to be seen on the road, you should keep your headlights on. Also, use your blinkers, hazards, high beams, and more, as needed.

Pay Even More Attention to the Road

No matter when or where you're driving, you should always pay attention to the road up ahead. However, since the situation is much more risky when it's snowy, you should make a greater effort to remain on high alert. Doing so will help you react better to any difficult circumstances.

Keep an Emergency Kit in the Vehicle

If you foresee that there will be heavy snow during the next couple of days, it's recommended that you prepare your vehicle for it. To that end, carry an emergency kit with you, filled with a first aid kit, blankets, a fire extinguisher, and tools, so you can handle hard situations better.

Don't Drive at All

As a final tip, it's recommended that you avoid driving at all if the weather is getting a bit too scary. It's better to shelter yourself for a while, than it is to put yourself in harm's way.

Save time and money on your vehicle's maintenance and keep it in great shape this winter season with AMSOIL's full line of quality products. Call Marland Enterprises at (315) 727-4645, or browse AMSOIL's online shop to place an order today for the best synthetic oil in Cazenovia.

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