Winter is by far the cruelest season of the year. Spring brings wet roads, summer dries roads, and fall is windy. Winter, on the other hand, makes roads slick, reduces visibility, and can trap you in its embrace. During winter, the cold is the least of your problems. It’s what comes after that’s the problem. We here at BMW of Bowling Green have some tips on how to drive during winter to help keep you safe in the coming months.
- Leave Early. If you’re planning on heading to work in the morning, schedule in some extra time so you can leave early. You may be hitting the road before the plows have a chance to clear them, and that can be a recipe for disaster.
- Avoid Cruise Control. Cruise control is an absolute joy in every season except for winter. There isn’t much of a problem getting and maintaining a certain speed. The problem comes when you need to deactivate cruise control. A simple tap of the brakes could easily send you sliding if you happen to hit them on slick spots. As a result, you could lose control of the vehicle.
- 4×4 isn’t Foolproof. 4×4 will get you going, but it doesn’t mean you’ll be able to stop. Don’t get overconfident, and remember there are people on the road without a four wheel drive vehicle.