5 Tips For Driving In Snow

Snow covered highway with cars driving on it

With snow storms bearing down here in New Jersey, you will want to do anything you can to avoid a potentialauto insurance claim while driving. The best way to do this is to avoid driving altogether. But if you have to be out there on the road follow these 5 tips for driving in the snow.

Here’s what you need to know before heading out:

  • Keep extra distance between yourself and other cars, to account for slow
    braking. With antilock brakes, apply steady pressure. With non-antilock
    brakes, gently pump the brakes.
  • In the event of a skid, ease off the gas, do not brake (until the car is
    under control), and carefully steer in the direction you want the front
    of the car to go.
  • Accelerate slowly, to improve traction.
  • Avoid stopping fully, and do not stop when driving uphill.
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full, to avoid gas line freeze up (when
    moisture in the air in the tank freezes, clogging the line).

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